The MLZ represents the cooperation between the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. The Forschungs-Neutronenquelle Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) is a modern (built in 2004) neutron source of high performance due to its high technical level. The safety concept meets the highest requirements and is based on passive and active security installations. The FRM II owns a so-called compact core containing an uranium silicide-aluminum dispersion fuel, innovative beam guidance of neutrons, irradiation equipment and secondary beam sources. The FRM II meets the high demands of modern experiments with neutrons. The neutron source provides a very high unperturbed thermal peak flux, ensures short measuring times, and allows new applications. The FRM II’s scientific use is exploited by the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum, which gives access to the 30 instruments. The neutron source also offers access to industrial and medical applications as well as contract work for industry.