Open Day 2012

On 27 October 2012, the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) will open its doors from 11 a.m. and offers an insight into current research.

Guided tours
On guided tours, participants can get to know more about the Research Neutron Source of the Technical University of Munich. In the neutron guide hall and the experimental hall they can learn about how the basics of superconductivity are explored and how the magnetic properties of materials are examined.

The visitors also will hear about the applied research and industrial projects at the Research Neutron Source: Very homogeneously doped semiconductor material is produced on site which is used in  transistors and diodes. Furthermore radioisotopes are developed and produced to serve in the field of radiological medicine.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to get a glimpse of the Neutron Source.

Duration of the tour: 60 minutes appr.

Please note:

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Valid identity card or passport required
  • For radiation protection reasons, the access of pregnant and breastfeeding women is not possible
  • Registration: on Saturday, 27 October, from 11 a.m. at the FRM II-stand in the foyer of the Physics Department (online registration for a limited number of tours is available from the end of September)
  • No cameras or cell phones allowed
  • Sturdy shoes are recommended


Talks on science at the Research Neutron Source
venue: Hörsaal 2 of the physics department

11:30 - 12:00 Dr. Christoph Hugenschmidt: Radiation from antiparticles: What does the positron in matter?

12:30 - 13:00 Franz-Michael Wagner: The benefit of fast neutrons for medical and industrial applications

13:30 - 14:00 Dr habil. Ralph Gilles: From car doors to wear measurements – industry projects at the Research Neutron Source

14:30 - 15:00 Dr. Heiko Gerstenberg: Tc-99m from Garching for medical diagnosis – project status

15:00 - 15:30 Dr. Peter Fierlinger: Physics with ultracold neutrons

15:30 - 16:00 Dr. Anton Kastenmüller: History, construction and industrial exploitation at the Research Neutron Source

16:30 - 17:00 Dr. Jürgen Neuhaus: Science at the Research Neutron Source