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Wednesday, 1.3.06 the reactor was shut down after the regular end of the 5th cycle. The 6th cycle is scheduled for start-up on 24.3.06. The break between the 2 cycles will  be used for routine tests and for installation of new neutron guide systems. [more]

Successful Start of Routine Operation at FRM II [more]

The reactor has been shut down on Sunday, 22.01. 2006 due to a warnig signal in the secondary cooling system, where the cause can not be checked during power operation. This procedure is in accordance with the operating guidelines (BHB) for the FRM-II. The directorate of the research neutron source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz. [more]

Das Neutronen-Röntgen-Konstrast-Reflektometer N-REX+ wurde am 24.11.2005 eingeweiht. The neutron / X-ray contrast reflectometer N-REX+ was inaugurated on 2005-11-24. [more]

On July,12th the FRM-II was started up, as scheduled, to the nominal power of 20MW. Thus the third power cycle of FRM-II is running. With a short, planned break in early August, the end-of-cycle is scheduled for September 6th 2005. [more]

After successful operation of 48 days the reactor was shut down on 24.6.2005 at 10:46 due to a perturbation on a sensor monitoring the flux of the cooling water. The cooling itself was not disturbed. This shut down ends the second cycle. The remaining 4 days of operation will be used later. The planed maintenance goes on as scheduled. The third... [more]

In the evening of 14. June 2005 FRM-II had to shutdown due to a current interruption in the electricity network in the Garching region. This current interruption was caused by a thunderstorm. Whereas the current came back after a few seconds, restarting of FRM-II had to wait some 40 hours due to the Xenon build up in the core. On 16. June FRM-II has... [more]

Annual report 2004 available online

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Transfer of the neutron source from the general contractor Siemens to TUM is perfect [more]