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Welcome to the User Office!
The User Office organises the scientific use of the neutron research source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) at Garching. It also takes care of all needs of the scientists visiting the MLZ in the scope of their scientific work.
Each scientist who plans experiments with neutrons or positrons is invited to submit a proposal online. An international panel reviews the proposals received until the deadline twice a year and recommends the allocation of beam time. We provide this beam time for free, but there are conditions to obey. Therefore please get acquainted with our Terms of Reference.
We look forward to receiving your proposals and welcoming you at the MLZ!
+++ Restrictions due to SARS-CoV-2 +++
At the moment, the User Office is a Home Office and can only be reached by email: email@example.com.
The start of cycle 48 is postponed until further notice. We will inform you once new dates are available!
Please stay healthy!
Rapid access for research on SARS-CoV-2
The MLZ has set up a rapid access for research on the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 with immediate effect. Please send an email to the user office and explain your idea shortly. A scientific evaluation of the application will then take place as soon as possible.
We are starting our new User Office online System called GhOST!
You can register there and create an account as well as submit a proposal for our next deadline and apply for a visit. Please use the link
In case you want to submit an experimental report, please use our current User Office online System and log in at
Neutrons in 2020
For round no.
MLZ Rapid Access Programme deadlines
For cycle no.
Beam time at many of our instruments is also offered via different EU infrastructure projects. Just click the link in the table and be directed to that project’s web site!
BIODIFF, DNS, KWS-1, KWS-2, KWS-3, J-NSE, MARIA, SPHERES
ANTARES, NECTAR, SPODI, STRESS-SPEC, NAA, PGAA, PGAI-NT, KWS-1, KWS-2, KWS-3
DNS, KWS-1, KWS-2, KWS-3, MARIA
The User Office Team
Dr. Ina Lommatzsch
Phone +49 (0)89 289-10794
Phone +49 (0)89 289-11751
Phone +49 (0)89 289-10718
The User Office is located in the northern part of the Neutron Guide Hall East. If you take the elevator, please press “1”, if you prefer the stairs, you have to climb three!
Proposal submission, visit application
You can submit for the instruments ANTARES, BIODIFF, KWS-1, KWS-2, KWS-3, NAA, PGAA, SANS-1, SPODI and STRESS-SPEC.
Please contact the MLZ User Office directly!