From the food industry to artificial intelligence, biomaterials are increasingly being used. Neutrons at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum can also characterize these materials. From May 22 to 25, the conference “Neutrons for Biomaterials” will take place. Deadline for abstract submission is March 31, registration is possible until April 11.

The newly developed superalloy VDM® Alloy 780 withstands temperatures of up to 750°C and endures enormous forces with ease. Such materials are real superheroes among alloys. And just like human superheroes, they have very special laboratories and methods with which they can improve their strength. Neutrons and X-rays are an indispensable part of this research.

At his public lecture as part of the "Science for Everyone" series at the Deutsches Museum, Dr. Sebastian Busch gave more than 100 listeners an insight into his research on water in important processes in the human body. The lecture is available online on the Deutsches Museum's YouTube Channel.

16 scientific articles on magnetic small-angle neutron scattering have been compiled by four researchers in a special issue of the Journal of Applied Crystallography. They were all published in the journal over the course of six months.

A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered a material class with above-average conductivity. This is a decisive step forward in the development of high-performance solid-state batteries. Investigations conducted at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) made an essential contribution to the discovery.

He was the successor of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz and contributed significantly to the fact that the most modern neutron source in the world is located in Garching. Recently, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gläser has passed away at the age of 89.

With new insights into the interior of lithium-ion batteries, a team of scientists led by Dr Anatoliy Senyshyn and Dominik Petz has succeeded in taking another step towards longer-lasting batteries. Neutron scattering at MLZ’s STRESS-SPEC instrument and further measurements showed a correlation between higher temperature development of the battery and its age.

The members of the Committee Research with Neutrons (KFN) are concerned about the current situation of research with neutrons in Germany. In a letter to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, they describe the situation and make suggestions on how to circumvent current bottlenecks and avoid future ones.

An interdisciplinary research team led by the Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie (LEIZA) has solved the mystery of a gold-plated pendant found in 2008 in a medieval refuse pit in the Old City section of Mainz. Thanks to the non-destructive examinations at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the…

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is again funding the development and expansion of scientific instruments at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) with 7.9 million euros. In addition to the Technical University of Munich, five other German universities and institutes are participating.