Chris Goodway

Pressure & Furnace Section Leader.

Location R 80, 3. 07
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Telephone (office) +44 (0) 1235 446023
Mobile (short code) 1792 (only works when dialed on site)

Introduction and profile

I am the Pressure and Furnace Section Leader of the Sample Environment Group at ISIS. My team provide equipment and technical support to the visiting scientist at ISIS conducting experiments that involve high temperature, high pressure or gas handling.

I have been in engineering for over 28 years, the last 18 years being spent in the Pressure and Furnace Section.

Research and development interests

Currently working on tasks as part of the Sine 2020 european project to improve sample environment equipment. The first being the development of high pressure cells for inelastic neutron scattering and the second, designing and developing methods to reduce cooling times of beam line furnaces to enable quicker sample changes. These projects require collaboration with a number of european neutron facilities with the same requirements such as Institut Laue-Langevin France, Paul Scherrer Institute Switzerland and Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) Germany.


A high temperature cell for simultaneous electrical resistance and neutron diffraction measurements.
T. E. Engin, A. V. Powell, R. Haynes,  M. A. H. Chowdhury,  C. M. Goodway, R. Done,  O. Kirichek,  and S. Hull. Rev. Sci. Instr. 79, (2008), 095104

Large volume Bridgman seal cell for neutron scattering experiments at ultralow temperatures.
Done R, Chowdhury M, Goodway C, Adams M, Kirichek O. ISIS, STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot OX11 0QX, United Kingdom. Rev Sci Instrum. 2008 Feb;79(2 Pt 1):026107.


Development of high pressure gas cells at ISIS
Au. O Kirichek (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), Au. R Done (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), Au. CM Goodway (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), Au. MG Kibble(STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), Au. B Evans (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab.), Au. ZA Bowden (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab.)
Proc. 5th European Conference on Neutron Scattering, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 340 012008 (2012)

Experimental arrangements suitable for the acquisition of inelastic neutron scattering spectra of heterogeneous catalysts
Ian P. Silverwood ; Neil G. Hamilton ; Andrew McFarlane ; R. Mark Ormerod ; Tatiana Guidi ; Jonathan Bones ; Michael P. Dudman ; Christopher M. Goodway ; Mark Kibble ; Stewart F. Parker ; David Lennon
Review of Scientific Instruments 82, 034101 (2011) [Peer Reviewed Journal]

A non-destructive experimental investigation of elastic plastic interfaces of autofrettaged thick-walled cylindrical aluminium high pressure vessels

Yanling Maa*, Shu Yan Zhanga, Chris Goodwaya, Robert Donea, Beth Evansa, Oleg Kiricheka & Zoë Bowdena

High Pressure Research: An International Journal

Volume 32,  Issue 3, 2012 pages 364-375

Sample environment issues relevant to the acquisition of inelastic neutron scattering measurements of heterogeneous catalyst samples

R Warringham, D Bellaire, S F Parker, J Taylor, R A Ewings, C M Goodway, M Kibble, S R. Wakefield, M Jura, M P Dudman, R P Tooze, P B Webb and D Lennon

Dynamics of Molecules and Materials-II, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 554 (2014) 012005.

Hydrogen gas sample environment for TOSCA

Mark G Kibble, Anibal J Ramirez-Cuesta, Chris M Goodway, Beth E Evans and Oleg Kirichek.
Dynamics of Molecules and Materials-II Journal of Physics: Conference Series 554 (2014) 012006.

Skills, expertise and qualifications

Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship at Harwell (UKAEA), qualified as an instrument maker (1987 to 1991). OND in Mechanical and Production Engineering. HND in Mechanical and Production Engineering.

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