Quantum Materials and Collective Phenomena

We develop and use scattering methods to determine structural and magnetic order and excitations in novel quantum-, nano- and functional materials in order to achieve an understanding of macroscopic properties and functionalities. Challenging scientific problems are the drivers of our work developing new instruments, right through to designing novel high brilliance neutron sources.

News and Events

Neubauten Garching

New Labs and Workshops Officially Opened for Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ)

Jülich/Garching, 22 October 2020 – Every year, up to 1,200 visiting scientists from all over the world come to the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) in Garching to perform measurements on its FRM II research neutron source. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Forschungszentrum Jülich, which is a cooperation partner of MLZ, are now expanding the research capacities of the world’s most versatile neutron source with two new buildings, which will provide 4,500 m² of space for laboratories, offices, and workshops. The buildings have now been officially opened with a (virtual) ceremony.


PGI Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Peter Zoller, University of Innsbruck & Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Innsbruck, Austria

Quantum optical systems with cold atoms an ions provides one of the best ways to build controllable quantum many-body systems as quantum computers and quantum simulators. Here we report on recent developments in building, and in particular programming quantum simulators based on trapped ions as intermediate scale quantum devices.



High Brilliance Neutron Source

A conceptually novel accelerator-based neutron source.


Quantum Materials

Investigation of the static and dynamic properties of complex quantum materials.


Neutron Methods

Development of methods and operation of instruments for neutron scattering.