Neutron Methods

This department is in its founding phase. It is located at the largest outstation of JCNS at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching, close to Munich. JCNS-4 will open up an additional focus of research with neutrons and further strengthen cooperation between the MLZ partners due to its director holding a joint appointment at the physics department of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in keeping with the "Jülich model". JCNS-4 organizes the instrument- and user-operation and coordinates method development at the MLZ outstation of JCNS.

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Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz

With close of research reactors, landscape is shifting for Europe’s world-leading neutron science community

Three neutron science research reactors in Europe have ceased operations in 2019. The League of advanced European Neutron Sources, LENS, and the European Neutron Scattering Association, ENSA, warn of a “neutron gap” that could impact scientific research across multiple fields in physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, medical science and engineering.


!POSTPONED! 24th JCNS Laboratory Course -
Neutron Scattering 2020

*****************************************************************Applications for 2020 now closed!*****************************************************************

If you are a student in the field of physics, chemistry, material science or biosciences with a BSc (or an equivalent qualification), you are welcome to apply for a this year's online JCNS Laboratory Course - Neutron Scattering, organized by Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Reaktor FRM II


Das JCNS betreibt Neutronenstreuinstrumente an den national und international führenden Neutronenquellen MLZ, ILL und SNS unter dem Dach einer gemeinsamen Strategie.


Europäische Spallationsquelle (ESS)

2019 soll in Südschweden die weltweit stärkste Neutronenquelle in Betrieb gehen. Das Forschungszentrum Jülich wird mit dabei sein.


Hochbrilliante beschleunigerbasierte Neutronenquelle (HBS)

Die hochbrilliante beschleunigerbasierte Neutronenquelle HBS stellt eine einzigartige Infrastruktur zur Neutronenanalytik für eine Vielzahl von Wissenschaftsdisziplinen dar.