Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)


We owe the ever better performance of mobile phones, cordless screwdrivers, and electric cars to lithium-ion batteries. With higher energy densities, however, the safety of rechargeable batteries must still to be guaranteed. The German-American battery project, LISI, is therefore investigating the chemical processes in lithium-ion solid-state... [more]

On 13 June 2019 Prof. Dr. Otto Schärpf, a gifted experimental physicist, universal scholar and priest in the Jesuit Order, passed away at the age of 89. In the community of neutron scatterers he gained international fame as a pioneer of polarization analysis. Since 1991 he was a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. [more]

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is participating in the construction of two measuring instruments at the European Spallation Neutron Source (ESS) in Sweden. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding this project, with material and human resources, to the tune of around 15 million euros. Now the people responsible at... [more]