LearnWhat is ISIS?
Inside the second target station

What on Earth is ISIS?

The finished Second Target Station

What is ISIS?

The ISIS Neutron Source is one of the UK's world-leading scientific research centres. It is at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, and is run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

What is a neutron?

A diagram of an atom showing the nucleus, which contains neutrons

What is a neutron?

Neutrons are very tiny particles (smaller than an atom) that are found in the nucleus of atoms.

How does ISIS work?

The ISIS Second Target Station, where neutrons are produced

How does ISIS work?

To make a neutron beam, you need to first have some particles travelling REALLY fast.

What's so neat about neutrons?

The neutron path through a material

What's so neat about neutrons?

If you could invent a perfect particle to find out where atoms are and what they are doing, what would it be like?

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