​ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire and is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. It is owned and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.  

Our Mission: Neutrons and muons to advance knowledge and improve lives.
Our Vision: ISIS will lead the way in the innovative development and exploitation of neutron and muon sources, science, instrumentation and technology.

ISIS Neutron and Muon Source produces beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level using a suite of instruments, often described as ‘super-microscopes’. It supports a national and international community of more than 2​000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering, and biology. 

ISIS neutron and muon instruments are free to use for researchers provided the results from experiments are published in the public domain. Fully confidential use of the instruments is also available for industrial and commercial customers.  ​


The ISIS Leadership Team (ILT) is the senior leadership board within ISIS, responsible for the development and delivery of the strategy and the oversight of all project and operations. ISIS is also ​​​supported by various oversight and advisory boards - more here​.

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