​ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments give unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. 

We are part of the global research structure, providing tools for over 2,000 scientists a year to use our suite of 32 instruments. Our science spans a wide range of disciplines, from magnetism to cultural heritage, engineering to food science, chemistry to environmental science. 

The benefits of neutron scattering coupled with the strengths of the facility have been responsible for the emergence of a world-class research programme at the facility, covering topics at the forefront of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Earth Science, Engineering, Biology and more.​



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Science Highlights by instrument

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