The Crystallography Group at ISIS carries out personal and collaborative research programs using neutron diffraction in various fields of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering. We are also responsible for developing new time-of-flight diffraction instruments.
The ISIS Disordered Materials Group develops and operates diffraction facilities to characterize the atom- scale structure of liquids and disordered solids. It supports an extensive suite of data reduction computer programs and is generating novel computational techniques for interpreting diffraction data in terms of atomistic models.
There is an increasing trend towards materials with designed properties, whether electrical, thermal, biological, chemical, magnetic or physical. To design these materials scientists need to understand the underlying molecular structures. Neutrons are a tool to find this information.
Welcome to the Molecular Spectroscopy Group. The group is responsible for four spectrometers: Iris, Osiris, Tosca and Vesuvio. The instruments are used for investigations of dynamics in condensed matter science including: chemistry, physics, biology, materials science and geology.
The ISIS Theory group carries out theoretical science work on topics that benefit from experiments performed with neutron scattering, X-ray and muon techniques. Areas include electronic and magnetic properties, with an emphasis on features that have their origin in the quantum mechanics of identical particles.
Accelerator Physicists in the Synchrotron Group are involved in a range of projects, centred on the optimisation, development and upgrading of the ISIS synchrotron and facility. An essential and increasing part of this work is R&D into high intensity limitations of proton rings, and this underpins plans for future accelerator upgrades. In addition there is a significant contribution to some major ISIS projects.
The role of the group involves many different aspects of the work at ISIS, such as the collection, storage, retrieval and visualisation of experimental data, in addition to operating and maintaining a large multi-platform network of computers.