Malaysian and Indonesian access to ISIS
14 Nov 2023



Collaboration support for experiments at ISIS by researchers from Malaysia and Indonesia




The UK Internatio​nal Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF) ​​is providing funds to enable the development of Malaysian and and Indonesian use of ISIS, and to​ foster collaboration between ISIS and researchers from Malaysia and Indonesia. Between 2023-2026, this funding will support a limited number of Malaysian and Indonesian experiments at ISIS, research and training visits, and workshops to promote collaboration and partnerships with ISIS.​

In addition, the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) will support five experiments from Malaysian researchers with additional funds through a joint MOHE-ISIS call. Full details of this call can be found in the call documentation

Leaflet for Indonesian users​   |   Leaflet for Malaysian users​​

What is ISIS Neutron and Muon Source?

ISIS is a world-renowned centre for materials research based in Oxfordshire, UK.

At ISIS, scientists use beams of neutrons and muons to study materials at the atomic level. The facility operates a suite of 35 experiment stations, each optimised to study different atomic and molecular properties of materials.

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​Why use neutrons and muons for materials research?​

Neutrons have unique properties that can be used to study materials at the atomic-scale, often complementing X-ray techniques and other methods. Muons are a more unusual probe of materials, but give complementary information to neutrons, particularly in studies of magnetism, superconductivity and ionic conductivity.

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How do I apply to use the ISIS facility?

Researchers can apply to use ISIS instruments by submitting proposals to the facility and, if successful, facility time is normally scheduled within six months. You need to create an account in our systems in order to apply for proposals, book a visit to the facility, etc. ​

Researchers attend ISIS for their experiments and usually stay in on-site accommodation at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Experiments typically last between 1-6 days and are assigned an ISIS scientist who provides advice on sample preparation, the practicalities of running the experiment and data analysis. ISIS scientists can also offer support with proposals and advise on the best-suited instrument for a particular investigation.​

Joint MOHE-ISIS call

The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education is co-funding a call with ISIS which will support five experiments at the facility. This is a 2-stage process with an initial science case required by 27 Feb 2024 for initial selection, and then a final, full proposal submitted to ISIS by 17 April 2024. Full details can be found in the call documentation​.

Important dates​​

​​22 January 2024​
​​​Webinar: Introduction to the ISIS Neutron & Muon Source​​​

Watch t​he recording​
Passcode: IkX&WwQ6
​5 February 2024
Webinar: Science at the ISIS Ne​utron & Muon Source: 1​

​​Watch t​he recording​
Passcode: .8t3$T&+​
​14 February 2024
Webinar: Science at the ISIS Neutron & Muon Source: 2
​​Watch t​he recording​
Passcode: v&s3=0Ez
​27 February 2024
​Deadline for submission of outline proposals for MOHE-ISIS joint call

​1 March 2024
​ISIS proposal call opens

​15 March 2024
Webinar: Proposal writing and submission for the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source​​
​​​​Watch t​he recording​
Passcode: 5fSUPr#2​
​17 April 2024
​ISIS proposal call closes; deadline for ISIS proposals and joint MOHE-ISIS call​

​Early June 2024
​ISIS proposal peer review panel meetings

1 September 2024
ISIS proposal call opens

16 October 2024
​ISIS proposal call closes​

Contact: King, Philip (STFC,RAL,ISIS)