What do we use neutrons for?
04 Mar 2011
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Because we can use neutrons to look at samples very closely (at an atomic scale), we can use them to tell us a lot about materials. This means we can improve materials and investigate new ones.

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A samurai sword being held

​Jeremy Uden from the Pitt Rivers Museum holds one of a pair of samurai swords to be investigated using the INES instrument.

The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University.

Research done at ISIS using neutrons has:

  • Keep aircraft flying safely
  • Help babies born with cleft palettes
  • Design hydrogen storage materials for zero-emission cars
  • Understand the origins of archaeological artefacts
  • Study the mystery of spider silk

​And much much more……………

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