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Browse all technical highlights articles from ISIS Neutron and Muon Source below.
ISIS’ Marvellous Mechanical Machines
Recent investment in the ISIS mechanical workshop has enabled the group to take on more advanced bespoke projects for the facility.
Introduction to the Ion Source
A video introducing the ion source, how it works, and the project to upgrade it.
Lower energy neutrons need a different recipe for effective concrete shielding
Industrial users have brought barite-enriched concrete to the VESUVIO beamline to test the effectiveness of its radiation shielding at lower neutron energies
Muons give molecular insight into ISIS magnets
Using muons on HiFi, ISIS electrical engineer Ben Orton has been able to identify the behaviour of the charges within materials in the accelerator magnet dielectrics at an atomic scale.
Getting cold at ISIS
With the UK feeling the chill, we go behind the scenes with the ISIS cryogenics group to learn how they support the growing demand for ultra-low temperature experiments.
Adapting the ISIS targets to run at higher power
Before lockdown, High Power Targets Group engineer Dan Wilcox was running analysis for targets at TS1 and TS2. We got in touch with him to speak to about current work and future innovation in target design within ISIS.
Using a bead to test the conditions for a beam
After many years of design and engineering, the new ISIS Linac tank 4 is nearing the final stages of testing.
TS1 project flask design and manufacture continues
The Target Station 1 project at ISIS has managed to progress, despite lockdown restrictions.
Retiring NINA after almost 50 years
The project to replace the NINA choke, a key component of the ISIS accelerator, has reached completion, with two successful user cycles completed by the replacement choke system.
From instrument support to supporting front line workers
The ISIS Operations Instrument Support team have been producing visors for local NHS services, pharmacies and care workers.
ISIS technicians support rapid ventilator production
Forty STFC technicians are forming part of a national collaboration that’s producing ventilators for the NHS; developing and delivering the training needed for over 300 others to carry out the necessary testing and calibration.
TS1 Project milestone reached
The Target Station 1 project at ISIS is celebrating a big milestone as the first target assembly using a new design is completed.
Turning up the heat on Polaris
A new induction furnace is being developed on Polaris as the result of a collaboration between Aarhus University, ISIS Crystallography Group, the ESS and Chalmers University of Technology.
Making MAPS on a grander scale
December 2017 saw the completion of the MAPS instrument modernisation programme, resulting in an increase in flux that reduces the time needed for certain experiments from a week down to a single day.