More than 50 years ago, researchers discovered a pronounced phase transition in strontium iron oxide at room temperature. However, what exactly happens in this process at the atomic level has been unclear ever since. Using high-resolution neutron measurements, a research team from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Center (MLZ) has now been able to solve this old mystery.
Researchers combine neutron diffraction experiments and simulations to study NaCl solutions under extreme conditions.
An international research team at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a new imaging technology. In the future, this technology could not only improve the resolution of neutron measurements by many times, but could also reduce the radiation dose for medical x-ray imaging.
Microstructural details obtained from neutron diffraction experiments indicate that a 17th century kabuto protected its wearer from firearms in a manner similar to a car crumple zone.
A collaborative research team has discovered a new inorganic material with the lowest thermal conductivity ever reported.
Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Donghua University in Shanghai, China, have demonstrated a skin-like synthetic material intended to advance the development of so-called “wearables”, as well as smart clothing and artificial skin for robots. Neutrons from the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz research neutron source helped them to study the new material in detail.
An international Korean-Hungarian-Polish team combined neutron and X-ray tomography and finite element calculations to relate the complex polymineral microstructure and the load-bearing properties of concrete, the material used in the largest amount by mankind.
Scientists from Jülich, together with colleagues from Germany, France and China, have discovered a new property in quantum materials offering great potential for novel technical applications.