Superconductors can not only conduct electricity without resistance and are in demand for high magnetic fields. They are also an ideal playground for fundamental research, where physicists test theories for general physical phenomena. In a collaboration between the MLZ and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, PhD student Xaver Brems used superconductors to…

From May 31st to June 3rd, this year’s MLZ conference “Neutrons for Mobility” took place in Lenggries. Fifty scientists exchanged ideas on topics related to mobility and neutron research at the interdisciplinary event, contributing to a lively, diverse meeting.

A research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has taken an in-depth look at the internal workings of batteries during charging and discharging. Their findings may help optimize charging processes.

A very interested and enthusiastic State Minister visited the Research Neutron Source, “one of the most powerful and versatile neutron sources worldwide”, as Scientific Director Prof. Dr. Peter Müller-Buschbaum introduced FRM II.

Hydrogen is not only a sustainable fuel in the energy mix, but also plays a key role in neural networks. German and Argentinian researchers at the MLZ have now demonstrated that neutrons are more sensitive than ever before to hydrogen atoms in thin layers and can thus reduce the energy consumption in neural networks in the future.

On April 28, more than 90,000 girls did not go to school. Instead, they went to Girls’ Day! FRM II also participated in this nationwide event, welcoming 18 interested girls at its gate once again. Everyone who is at the neutron source for the first time has many questions: What do you need neutrons for? Where do they come from? And what does radiation do?

The final stage for each fuel element at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) is the storage pool. Here it waits several years before its onward transport. Taking advantage of this, one research team is using the remaining energy for valuable studies. For instance, they are examining salt crystals for the final disposal of radioactive waste – and…

Smart molecules can change their shape and properties depending on temperature or other parameters such as macromolecular architecture. In pharmaceutic applications, they release active ingredients in a targeted manner at the desired locations. Neutrons at the MLZ reveal these nanostructures and help specifically design new molecules with desired properties.

Neutron researchers from France and Germany have started a close collaboration with the International Research Project GeFR@NS. From February 15-16, more than 100 scientists from both countries exchanged ideas on current research topics and laid the foundation for concrete joint projects at the digital kick-off event.

Nuclear medicine utilizes technetium-99m among other things for tumor diagnostics. With over 30 million applications worldwide each year, it is the most widely used radioisotope. The precursor material, molybdenum-99, is mainly produced in research reactors. A study at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich…