Molecular Spectroscopy
28 Jan 2009



We develop and operate a set of cutting edge neutron spectrometers which provide chemical probes of structure and dynamics ranging from diffusion/rotation, through phonon/bond vibrations, to the ability to observe quantum effects in the zero point energy.




Humphry Davys:"Nothing tends so much to the advancement of knowledge as the application of a new instrument"

Left to right: Svemir, Sanghamitra, Giovanni, Jeff, Felix, Stewart, Mattia, Ian, Matthew, Vicky​, Franz​

Group Leader​​

Instrument Scientists

​​The range of science studied is vast, but we have a particularly strong track record in catalysis, gas storage, energy conversion devices and polymer science.​

​The group held its annual Molecular Spectroscopy Science Meeting at the Cosener’s House, Abingdon, on the 9th & 10th of November 2016. For more information on our User Group click here.

We also held a joint computational workshop MDANSE2016 with the ILL. The proceedings to this workshop may be found here.​

For the latest developments in​ our group and suite of instruments, please read our ​September 2017 New​sletter out now! ​

The instruments in the group span the energy range from the (alm​ost) zero of quasielastic and tunnelling sp​ectroscopy (0 - 10 meV, 0 - 80 cm-1) with IRIS and OSIRIS, through the traditional vibrational spectroscopy region (2 - 500 meV, 16 - 4000 cm-1) with TOSCA, up to very high energies (>5 eV, >40,000 cm-1) with VESUVIO

For more detailed information on each of the instruments and its associated science, please refer to their specific websites. To discuss an application for beamtime to ISIS please contact either the group leader Prof. Felix Fernandez Alonso or the instrument scientist.