Accelerator Driven Sources have delivered a paradigm shift in our ability to produce neutron beams for condensed matter research. ISIS at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory has for twenty years been the world’s leading pulsed neutron source delivering beams of neutrons to probe the microscopic structure and dynamics of condensed matter.
Applications range from archaeology and engineering science to the understanding of superconductivity and quantum complexity. The newly commissioned Second Target Station at ISIS is further expanding the frontiers of research in soft matter and advanced materials.
Dr Andrew Taylor, Director ISIS pulsed neutron and muon source, Rutherford and Appleton Laboratory.