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Anyone who has seen the research neutron source FRM II knows that large machines and complex measuring instruments work here alongside the scientists who built them. A few hundred meters away from the large instruments, in a cube-shaped building, in a small office on the third floor, an ordinary 3D…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich is preparing for the planned transports of spent fuel elements. Now, employees have tested the procedure in practice under expert supervision and with authorities. Up-to-date information on the project…

Clean water is in short supply worldwide. That is why there exist many plants based on membrane technology to purify brackish, sea and wastewater, especially in arid regions. An Israeli-German research team has now studied the fouling and scaling of membranes in wastewater treatment plants using…

How neutrons help to diagnose and treat cancer was explained by Dr. Tobias Chemnitz during his talk in the “Science for everyone” lecture series at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. A livestream also enabled viewers at home to learn more about radioisotopes and tumor irradiation at the research…

Over two days of informative and productive meetings, representatives from the League of advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS) and the wider neutron scattering community met online to discuss current and future goals of the initiative, in the context of the broader European research landscape.…

Great female engineers, scientists and technicians work at FRM II and at the MLZ. They shape international neutron research and take on a lot of responsibility in the operation of the neutron source.