Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)
On October 31, 1957, the Munich research reactor FRM went online for the first time. Until 2000, the “Atomic Egg” of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was a reliable provider of neutrons for basic research and medical applications. This year the facility is celebrating its 60th birthday with a special exhibition.
Fully booked guided tours, crowded info booths and great interest in the special exhibition on the Atomic Egg - this is the conclusion of the Open House Day at the Research Neutron Source.
Scientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a new thermogel which is suitable for use as a biological ink for the 3D printing of tissue-like structures for regenerative medicine. Investigations using neutron scattering on one of Forschungszentrum Jülich’s devices suggest that the material – a mixture of a polymer and living cells...