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... [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... [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... [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... [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... [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... [more]

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]