Heritage Science Highlights

​​​​​Above researchers place a 3000 artefact on our neutron imaging instrument IMAT. Neutrons and muons are the perfect tool to non-destructively study samples.​

​The neutron diffraction instruments at ISIS (such as Gem, Polaris, Ines, Engin-X​) can measure the crystal structure, non-destructively, right through an intact archaeological artefact or art object.​ IMAT, our neutron imaging instrument, can non-destructively image samples.

ISIS Neutron and Muon Source has studied a variety of objects from 12,000 year old prostate stones to ancient swords. Find out more information on why our facility is perfect for heritage science studies here. ​​Browse our heritage science highlights below: