muons Wish Vesuvio Vesuvio Engin-x Nimrod Let Sandals Crisp Maps Riken Tosca Het Alf Hrpd Offspec Inter Polref Sans2d Pearl Mari Gem Merlin Sxd Polaris Loq Surf Hifi Musr Emu Osiris Iris Prisma Prisma Tosca Ines Ines Rotax Zoom Larmor LMX IMAT Exeed Chipir Target Station 2

Instruments by technique

Muonium atom trapped inside a buckyball
Muon spectroscopy

Muons provide a complementary probe to neutrons, particularly in the areas of magnetism, superconductivity and charge transport.

Argus, Emu, Hifi, MuSR

High temperature superconductor structure
Neutron diffraction

Neutron diffraction experiments determine the atomic and/or magnetic structure of a material. This technique can be applied to study crystalline solids, gasses, liquids or amorphous materials.

Gem, Engin-X, Hrpd, Nimrod, Osiris, Pearl, Polaris, Rotax , Sandals, SXD, Wish , Ines

Understanding the deactivation of catalysts using neutron spectroscopy
Neutron spectroscopy

Neutron spectroscopy measures the atomic and magnetic motions of atoms.

Iris, MAPS, MARI, Merlin, Tosca, Vesuvio, Let, Osiris

Thin-film magnetism studied by neutron reflectometry

Neutron reflectometry is a technique for measuring the structure of thin films. It has applications from materials science through to soft matter and bioscience.

Crisp, Inter, Offspec, Polref, Surf

eobo SANS
Small angle scattering

Small angle neutron scattering is a neutron technique able to probe structures at length scales from around 1 nanometre to more than 100 nanometres. It has a wide range of applications from studies of polymers and biological molecules to nanoparticles to microemulsions and liposomes used for cosmetics and drug delivery.

Loq, Sans2d, Nimrod, Sandals

Support teams

Instrument Scientists

This page lists the contact details for all instrument scientists and instrument cabins.

Sample Environment

ISIS provides a wide range of state-of-the-art sample environment equipment, support labs and technical expertise to support ISIS users with their science programmes.

User Office

The ISIS User Office is here to assist all users.


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.

Computing Group

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.

Support staff

ISIS support staff are able to help you with sample environment equipment for your experiment.

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