Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)



Toxic and aggressive, but widely used

In toothpaste, Teflon, LEDs and medications, it shows its sunny side – but elemental fluorine is extremely aggressive and highly toxic. Attempts to determine the crystal structure of solid fluorine using X-rays ended with explosions 50 years ago. A research team has now clarified the actual structure of the fluorine using neutrons from the Heinz...[more]


LENS launches activities to strengthen European neutron science

Members of a strategic consortium of neutron research facilities in Europe, the League of advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS), officially launched activities to promote collaboration on neutron usage, technology development, innovation, data, education, and strategies. By aligning policies among its partners, LENS will advocate for the user...[more]


Battery and fine dust - Seminar SAAGAS with current applications

Around 70 scientists recently met in Garching on the topics of activation analysis and gamma spectrometry at the seminar SAAGAS (Seminar on Activation Analysis and Gamma Spectrometry). After 2013, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum hosted the seminar once again.[more]