Annual Report 2008

ISIS 2008 details the work of the facility over the 2007-2008 period, including accounts of science highlights and major instrument and accelerator developments, together with progress on the Second Target Station and the facility's publications for the year.

ISIS provides world-class facilities for neutron and muon investigations of materials across a diverse range of science disciplines.

ISIS Annual Report 2008 - pdf

Foreword

Foreword by Andrew Taylor

At the end of 2007 we completed the huge amount of work undertaken across ISIS during our long 10-month shutdown, and successfully brought ISIS back to full operation.

Highlights of ISIS Science

Environmental and Bio-Chemistry

Environmental and bio-chemistry

Fundamental Studies of Materials

Fundamental studies of materials

Molecular and Solution Structures

Molecular and solution structures

New Developments for Neutron Scattering

New developments for neutron scattering

Strongly Correlated Systems

Strongly correlated systems

Technologies Old and New

Technologies old and new

Second Target Station Milestones

First Protons: 14 Dec 2007

December 2007 saw the first protons successfully extracted from the accelerator and transported to a beamstop at the Second Target Station.

First Neutrons: 3 Aug 2008

August 2008 saw the first neutrons produced in the tungsten target, thermalised in the solid methane moderator and successfully detected by the Inter instrument.

Developments and Events

TS-2 Instrument Developments

Development at ISIS is a continuous process, driven in response to the changing needs of the user community and to maintain ISIS as a world-class neutron and muon source.

TS-1 Instrument Developments

Development at ISIS is a continuous process, driven in response to the changing needs of the user community and to maintain ISIS as a world-class neutron and muon source.

Sample Environment and Detector Development

Development at ISIS is a continuous process, driven in response to the changing needs of the user community and to maintain ISIS as a world-class neutron and muon source.

A year around ISIS

A year around ISIS

ISIS in Facts and Figures

Beam Statistics 2007-2008

ISIS continues to be the world's most successful pulsed spallation neutron source.

User Satisfaction

All users visiting the facility are invited to complete a satisfaction survey which addresses the quality of the scientific, technical and User Office support, the accelerator, instrument and sample environment equipement performance and reliability, and the quality of the accommodation and restaurant facilities. The feedback obtained in this way helps to ensure a high quality service is maintained and improved where necessary.

Beam Status

The current status of the ISIS beam.

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