The Neutron Source in Garching:
Open for Scientists and Visitors
Students are very welcome to tour the facility. The FRM II is a service institution that provides neutron beams for, e.g., the exploration of the inner life of a battery or the characterization of a new high-temperature superconductor. Students can also learn about the method of neutron scattering through internships and theses.
At the research neutron source, security holds first place importance alongside scientific excellence. The reactor pool with its 700 cubic meters of water alone could ensure the cooling of the single fuel element. In addition, there are three emergency cooling pumps, which are powered by battery systems independent of the external power supply. The 1.80 meter thick shell can withstand the crash of a military or passenger aircraft.
3,000 guests each year
Each year, about 3,000 non-scientific guests visit the FRM II. On a roughly 2-hour tour, you can look into the reactor pool and marvel at the scientific equipment and experiments in the neutron guide hall. Thereby, you can learn what lies behind the name "TOFTOF" and why the FRM II can supply almost half of all nuclear physicians in Europe with an important diagnostic medicine.
- Register for a tour: Please register in groups of five and, due to high demand, two to three months in advance. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org