Soup freezes at sub-zero temperatures, by forming small islands of ice germs first. Magnetic structures, so-called skyrmions, behave very similarly, as scientists have discovered with the help of neutrons for the first time at the MLZ. [more]

The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Research Neutron Source receives around 350,000 euros in funding from the EU to continue its cooperation with large-scale Russian research institutions. The project CREMLINplus was officially launched in Hamburg at the end of February. [more]

On 02.03.2004 at 14:01 h the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz produced its first neutrons. Today, on 02.03.2020, FRM II celebrates its 16th birthday. Then as now, the neutron source is one of the most modern and powerful neutron sources worldwide. [more]

Freeze drying has provided us with tasty dried fruits in muesli, long-life yoghurt cultures and many other important products. For the first time, using neutron beams from the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) research neutron source, a team of scientists has now been able to show us the drying process in detail. The process engineering has thus gained... [more]

How do neutrons contribute to mission-based research. The League of Advanced European Neutron Sources (LENS), of which the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) is also a member, organised a colloquium on this topic in Brussels. The meeting brought together stakeholders from politics and science. [more]

After malaria, leishmaniasis is the second most common cause of death from a parasite. The disease endangers more than 310 million people worldwide. Now, Spanish and German researchers at the MLZ have used neutrons to significantly improve the effectiveness of a drug against leishmaniasis. They smuggle the active substance in disguise. ... [more]

Batteries with an anode of carbon and silicon store more energy than anodes of pure carbon. This makes them highly interesting for the energy revolution. In order to increase their efficiency in future, researchers from Ulm investigated the batteries with neutrons at the MLZ and discovered a new ageing mechanism that distinguishes them from pure... [more]


NINXMACH 2020 invites archaeologists and geologists from 2 to 4 March. Learn more about measurements with neutron computed tomography and promp-gamma-activation-analysis. The workshop with lectures and hands-on exercises offers the opportunity to compare with experiments performed at synchrotron facilities. Participants may bring their own samples. ... [more]

Yesterday, the management of FRM II met for an exchange of information with representatives of the Gesellschaft für Zwischenlagerung (BGZ), members of the council and the administration of the city of Ahaus. [more]

Did Oviraptoridchicks hatch at the same time? Researchers at the University of Bonn and the TU Munich provide presumptive evidence [more]