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Scientifically speaking it is possible to convert the Research Neutron Source (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for a fuel element with Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). This conclusion is the result of TUM researchers' calculations, which have been independently confirmed by experts in the USA. This establishes the theoretical foundations for…

The existence of carbonic acid has long been the subject of debate: theoretically real, but practically impossible to detect. That is because the compound decomposes at the Earth’s surface. A German-Chinese team of researchers working at the FRM II Research Neutron Source at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now made the crystalline structure of carbonic…

For his ground-breaking research in superconductivity and magnetism, Prof. Peter Böni of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) received the Walter Hälg Prize on August 23, 2022. The award is endowed with 10,000 Swiss Francs and was presented by the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) at the International Conference on Neutron Scattering (ICNS) in Buenos…

It was an evening of interested questions and open discussions: Prof. Dr. Peter Müller-Buschbaum, Scientific Director of the FRM II and at the MLZ, and gallery owner Peter Litvai opened the exhibition "Neutron Source. A photo documentation of the research work of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum" at the Litvai Photo Gallery in the heart of Landshut’s old town.

A team at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg uses high-resolution neutron microscopy to detect undesired salt formation in electrodes of CO2-electrolysis for the first time, thus shedding light on the cause of a central problem area.

They are so indispensable that we sometimes forget their role in our everyday lives: Valves were drivers of the industrial revolution. Their electronic cousins, the transistors, kick-started the digital age by enabling logical circuits on ever-smaller components. A new patent, developed at the MLZ and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, makes for the…

Elisabeth Jörg-Müller has been awarded the Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal. With this prize, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) honors the “proactive and extra-mandatory commitment” of the assistant to the scientific directors at the FRM II.

During the Germany-wide action day “Türen auf mit der Maus“ (“Open Doors with the Mouse”) organized by WDR on October 3, 2022, the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II), together with other research institutes of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), opened its doors to mouse fans young and old. More than 800 children and adults visited the varied…

Where did the Earth originate? Why do planets look the way they do? How did the solar system form? These big questions have been driving mankind forward since forever – and the answer is made up of an infinite number of small details. Researchers at the Heinz Maier-Leibniz Research Neutron Source are working to uncover some of these details.

The 44th Edgar-Lüscher Seminar attracted more than 50 teachers from all over Bavaria to Zwiesel from July 4 to 8. This year, the renowned training course followed “Physics in Archaeology and Art History” and dealt with the latest neutron methods in the examination of paintings by Van Gogh or the Nebra Sky Disk.