Deuteration Facility
01 Apr 2015


The Deuteration Facility is able to produce deuterated samples for neutron experiments.

Staff working in the Deuteration Laboratory
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The ISIS Deuteration Facility Laboratory​


​Due to a recent fire with the Deuteration Facility Synthetic Lab, we are currently working at a reduced capacity. However requests are now being taken through the ISIS proposal system again.  If you do have a need for D-material​s for a proposed experiment please contact the D-lab team ( to discuss the request.​

Requests for deuterated samples are​ made through th​e ISIS Proposal System when applying for beamtime at ISIS, but enquiries are encouraged and should be made to to discuss potential requirements.​ The lab staff have a wide range of chemical expertise, and the laboratory itself is well equipped with synthetic and analytical equipment.​​​​


​All received requests pass through the Deuteration Facility FAP for internal review to access the feasibility of the request before passing onto the Science Groups. This is strictly a practical assessment of the technical and resource requirements of the request.

​We also have the capability to host researchers, either that being PhD students to synthesise requested compounds with us or learn about the deuteration techniques that we use, to independent researchers on a longer term project.