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: