Jeff Keeping

Location R 80, 3. 07
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Telephone (office) +44 (0) 1235 778308

Introduction and profile

I am the deputy team leader of the cryogenic team at ISIS; I did a 4 year apprenticeship at UKAEA Harwell where I trained as an instrument maker, I then moved to Oxford Instruments for 6 years where I was involved in the build, test, commissioning and installation of many varied cryogenic systems, from there I moved to A.S scientific for 13 years providing a similar role with more emphasis on fault diagnosis and solutions on occasion internationally.

I have been at ISIS for nearly 10 years now and have amassed knowledge of sample environment techniques and support of all cryogenic experiments; my main involvement is with high profile equipment like dilution refrigerators and super conducting magnets across the ISIS facility.

Research and development interests

I am part of the team that is bringing helium recovery to ISIS, I’m also involved in the ISISSTAT cryogen free cryostat development and working towards improved ultra-low temperature systems at ISIS.


For details on my recent publications please see here. Two examples are listed below:

Cryogen free sample environment for neutron scattering experiments at ISIS 
Proc. 5th European Conference on Neutron ScatteringJournal of Physics: Conference Series 340 012009 (2012)[doi:10.1088/1742-6596/340/1/012009] ISIS STFC
Au. O Kirichek, Au. RBE Down, Au. J Keeping, Au. B Evans, Au. ZA Bowden


Operation of superconducting magnet with dilution refrigerator insert in zero boil-off regime 
Cryogenics 50 (10) 666-669 (2010) [doi: 10.1016/j.cryogenics.2010.06.011] ISIS STFC
Au. O Kirichek (STFC), Au. RBE Down (STFC), Au. G Kouzmenko (Oxford Instruments), Au. J Keeping(STFC), Au. D Bunce (STFC), Au. R Wotherspoon (Oxford Instruments), Au. ZA Bowden (STFC)

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