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24.04.2018

Tunable quantum material interfaces for highly adaptive electronics

An international team of researchers has discovered functional electronic interfaces in quantum materials that can spontaneously self-assemble.[more]

05.04.2018

Research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz under new leadership

The world's highest-performance neutron source for research, FRM II of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will have a new Scientific Director as of April 1st. With the appointment of Professor Peter Müller-Buschbaum, an internationally renowned researcher has been appointed to succeed Winfried Petry.[more]

27.03.2018

Ping-pong in the crystalline tunnel

Lithium-ion batteries are an indispensable part of our daily lives. The negative electrodes are typically based on graphite. However, they have some problems, such as the so-called lithium plating. Now there is an electrode material that is not based on graphite and does not show these disadvantages: sodium hexatitanate.[more]

20.03.2018

Filling lithium-ion cells faster

Developers from Bosch and scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using neutrons to analyze the filling of lithium ion batteries for hybrid cars with electrolytes. Their experiments show that electrodes are wetted twice as fast in a vacuum as under normal pressure.[more]

14.03.2018

Three dinosaur eggs at the FRM II

It is already known that dinosaurs lay eggs. The fact that the offspring of the same mother hatch at different times from the eggs, was observed so far only in modern birds. For the first time, measurements at FRM II could prove that already their ancestors, the dinosaurs, hatched asynchronously. [more]

23.02.2018

How do protein crystals grow?

Researchers from MLZ (Forschungszentrum Jülich) have investigated the crystallization of the protein lysozyme in an experiment at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL). They focused on conditions known to result in the formation of particularly large crystals, suitable for use in high-resolution neutron protein crystallography. [more]

20.02.2018

District Office visits FRM II

The district administrator of the district of Munich recently paid a visit to the FRM II. Christoph Göbel accompanied by executives of the district office went to the reactor pool, into the experimental hall and took a look into the neutron guide hall. [more]

05.02.2018

Disenchanted Exotic: Neutrons show how skyrmions form

Magnetic skyrmions can potentially store information in a higher density than today's data carriers. Since their discovery using neutrons at the FRM II in 2009, research on magnetic skyrmions is booming. For the first time, physicists of the Technical University of Munich have used a specially adapted imaging technique at the MLZ in order to...[more]

31.01.2018

The main thing tight - the search for a new fuel for the FRM II

Dr. Harald Breitkreutz will give a talk under this title at Deutsches Museum on February 14th at 7 pm as part of the series "Science for Everyone".[more]

26.01.2018

Another Gyro Gearloose at the MLZ

Armin Kriele from the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht has something in common with the famous inventor of Walt Disney: Both make inventions for the joy of working. Kriele is responsible for the Materials Science Laboratory at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center and has a lot to do with batteries of all kinds. For their detailed analysis, he has now made...[more]

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