Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)


Depressive disorders are among the most frequent illnesses worldwide. The causes are complex and to date only partially understood. The trace element lithium appears to play a role. Using neutrons of the research neutron source at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), a research team has now proved that the distribution of lithium in the brains... [more]

Scientists at Jülich, together with their international colleagues, have now shed light on the switching mechanism of an oxide-based synthetic antiferromagnet. They also showed how this material could enable vertical data transfer, thus making it possible to develop three-dimensional storage elements with high data density. The researchers conducted... [more]

Atoms, neutrons, radiation - All three can neither be seen, nor smelled, nor tasted. And yet the scientists at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) at the Research Neutron Source (FRM II) in Garching near Munich work with them every day. On April 22nd the virtual Girls’Day enabled 15 girls from all over Germany to experience what the everyday life... [more]

Scientists from the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, with the support of neutrons at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), have now discovered how the subcutaneous administration of mRNA can be improved. For this, the small angle scattering diffractometer KWS-2 at MLZ was used. The goal is for chronically ill patients to be able to... [more]