Neutron guides transport neutron beams along the beamlines to the experiments. Coatings designed to reflect neutrons also reflect light creating unusual patterns. Each beamline at ISIS has a name – this one is called ‘Wish’.
Atoms, a million times smaller than a speck of dust, and arranged into intricate structures, control the physical and chemical behaviour of a substance. Understanding the structure is one of the first steps for working out how a substance works.