Building the Polaris instrument at ISIS

Thursday 12 April 2012

Engineers install the detector tank of Polaris

Engineers install the £4million detector tank of the Polaris neutron instrument at the ISIS Neutron Source
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On November 11 2011, Polaris, one of the most advanced neutron instruments in the world was installed at ISIS.

The instrument, which took five years to build, will be used as a 'super microscope' to measure objects on the nanometre scale.

Watch this video, in which Steve Hull, Jon Randall and Ron Smith, who all worked on the Polaris instrument, explain all about the Polaris project.

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