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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Understanding the Structure of Fuel Cell Membranes

Polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEMFC) are a form of low-temperature fuel cells that generate electrical energy using hydrogen and oxygen. They are particularly suitable for emission-free mobile applications, for example, in vehicles powered by fuel cells, and are an important building block in the transition to green energy.


24th JCNS Laboratory Course -
Neutron Scattering 2022

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 place on this year's 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.