The ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the United Kingdom is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. It is owned and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. SIS produces beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level using a suite of instruments, often described as ‘super-microscopes’. It supports a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering and biology. It is the most productive research centre of its type in the world. ISIS research subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, and on to fundamental studies of materials. From the original vision over 30 years ago, ISIS has become one of the UK’s major scientific achievements. As the world’s leading pulsed neutron and muon source, ISIS has changed the way the world views neutron scattering.
ISIS’s Strengths in Sample Environment:
- Low temperature; dilution refrigerators
- High magnetic field; superconducting magnets
- High temperature; furnaces, in-situ chemical reactions
- High pressure; PE cells, gas cells; clamped cells, high pressure hydrogen