We always welcome new users at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and research conducted at the facility spans a wide range of scientific disciplines from pharmacology, cultural heritage and engineering to chemistry, magnetism and bioscience. ISIS neutron and muon instruments are free to use for researchers provided the results from experiments are published in the public domain.
Before submitting your proposal study our instrument pages to ensure you have identified the most suitable instrument for your experiment and to discuss your proposal with the instrument scientist. We recommend that all ISIS proposals are discussed with a relevant instrument scientist before submission.
There are a number of routes for academics to access beamtime that are dependant on the urgency and complexity of the experimental request, details of which are given below and are also summarised here or in this leaflet.
For each experiment at ISIS a beamtime proposal outlining the scientific case must be submitted. The guidance below offers advice and templates to assist you with your application.