Research with Neutrons and Muons (NUM)

The NUM division performs world-class research with neutrons and muons to explore and understand matter and materials. The NUM division operates and develops the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ, the Ultra-cold Neutron Source UCN, the Swiss Muon Source SμS and the facilities for particle physics at the Paul Scherrer Institute and is one of the five PSI research divisions.

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22 December 2017

Visit of Delegation from the Technical University of Denmark

On 22 December 2017 a delegation from the Technical University of Denmark DTU visited PSI to discuss the longterm collaboration between the two institutions on several topics.

17 December 2017

The field-induced quantum spin-liquid phase of α−RuCl3 is gapless

Throughout 2017, the material α−RuCl3 has continued to inspire and fascinate those interested in correlated condensed matter. New experimental data now provide unique insight, and pose fresh challenges.

14 December 2017

Six instruments — plenty of opportunities

Materials for future electronics can be studied with muons. In this interview, researchers Alex Amato and Thomas Prokscha of the Laboratory for Muon Spin Spectroscopy at NUM explain the special characteristics of these elementary particles.

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