On 14.05.2020, an insignificant excess, as specified under the terms of the operating licence, was detected in the value of the discharged nuclide C-14 via the chimney into the atmosphere at the FRM II. [more]

Progress in developing a lower enriched fuel with monolithic uranium-molybdenum. Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Framatome are working together on the development of a new fuel. The first prototypes will be produced at the beginning of 2021 and are expected to go into production by 2022. [more]

PhD candidate Neslihan Aslan is doing research in the area of hydrogen storage at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). In January the scientist was awarded the Fuat Sezgin Prize, which is offered by the Presidency for Turks Abroad (YTB) of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. [more]

A professional mill for industrial applications is more complicated than most people think. Cutting elements of polycrystalline diamond or tungsten carbide are brazed onto a steel body. A manufacturer of such tools had them analysed with neutrons. [more]

Since March 1, Robert Rieck runs the administration of the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II). The 42-years-old fully trained lawyer brings with him experience as a lawyer, from working in the TUM Legal Office and the Center for Study and Teaching (formerly the University Department for Study and Teaching – Legal Affairs) as well... [more]

One million electric cars are planned to roll on Germany's roads. Although the efficiency of an electric motor is more than twice as high than that of an internal combustion engine, a higher efficiency could save a lot of energy due to the large number of vehicles. Using a new measurement technique, neutrons help to make engines even more efficient.... [more]

The Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) supports the fire departments and the Technische Hilfswerk (THW) with the production of high purity water for surface disinfectants. The ultrapure water production facility at FRM II currently has sufficient capacity, as the reactor is on a maintenance break. [more]

Researchers worldwide are trying to develop drugs or a vaccine against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. In view of the corona pandemic, the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) also offers special access to measurements with neutrons, which can provide important insights into the behaviour of the virus. [more]

Breaking a magnet into two pieces, reveals a north and a south pole in each of them. Independent magnetic monopoles have been known as emergent excitations in one special class of magnetic crystals only. An international team of researchers has now for the first time detected magnetic monopoles with neutrons in a material that conducts electricity. ... [more]

Currently, the FRM II supplies neutrons for research, industry and medicine until 16.3. As a precautionary measure, the Research Neutron Source has postponed the following cycle from the beginning of April to the beginning of May. Because scientific users could not come to the measurements due to travel restrictions because of corona. ... [more]