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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…

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…

Finally – after two years of virtual conferences – the MLZ was happy to welcome 225 participants in person to this year’s User Meeting on December 8th – 9th. Besides 61 talks and a poster session, there was a clear focus on the future of neutron science at MLZ with a strong commitment of the three…

Prof. Dr. Heinz-Günter Brokmeier receives this year’s prize of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum for instrumentation and scientific use. The 70-year-old from Clausthal University of Technology is thus honored for his early and great commitment to the material science diffractometer STRESS-SPEC at FRM…

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 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…

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)…

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…

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…