Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)


A team of German and Dutch scientists synthesized a series of substances, which show bright luminescence under UV light. Therefore the amount of hydrogen in the structure determines the wavelength – and hence the color – of the emitted light. These compounds could be used as illuminants in LEDs or for chemical hydrogen storage. [more]

Under the slogan “Neutrons for Life Sciences”, this year’s MLZ Conference took place from 08 – 11 June 2021. More than 200 scientists from 24 countries registered for the event and contributed to a lively and diverse digital exchange on neutron research in biology, biophysics, pharmacology and medicine. [more]

Biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) offer great potential for biomedical applications, both in terms of imaging and therapy. More rapid progress in researching IONPs now looks promising by using a new method combination developed by a team of Jülich researchers using neutrons at the MLZ as a probe. [more]

Significant amounts of antibiotic residues and pathogens enter the environment via our wastewater. A German Italian team of researchers has now investigated a novel nanomaterial that has an antibacterial effect and can bind antibiotics at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum. Wastewater could thus be treated more effectively and safely. [more]