ISIS Instruments

ARGUS

The Advanced RIKEN General-Purpose MuSR Spectrometer (ARGUS) is part of the RIKEN-RAL muon facility owned and operated by the Japanese RIKEN institute. It is a high data rate muon spectrometer with 192 detector elements.

CHIPIR

Instrument for rapid testing of effects of high energy neutrons on electronic components. Currently under construction and due to see first neutrons in early 2014, with user operation starting in Spring 2015.

CRISP

A polarised beam reflectometer for studying interfacial effects in soft matter, life sciences and condensed matter.

ENGIN-X

Dedicated engineering science diffractometer, optimized for the measurement of strain, and thus stress, deep within a crystalline material to investigate properties such as fatigue resistance, fracture toughness and strength.

GEM

High intensity diffractometer for studies of crystalline and amorphous materials, including texture measurements and total scattering studies of defects within crystalline samples.

EMU

Muon spectrometer for general materials studies with high data rates.

HIFI

High field muon spectrometer for condensed matter and chemical studies.

HRPD

High resolution powder diffractometer for ab-initio structure determination, accurate lattice parameter determination, phase transition studies and structure refinements of large unit cells.

IMAT

Unique instrument delivering imaging and diffraction for engineering and materials. Currently under construction, with commissioning due in 2015.

INES

A general purpose diffractometer and mainly devoted to materials characterisation (structure refinement and phase analysis), cultural heritage studies and equipment tests. It was built and is managed by the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

INTER

High-intensity chemical interfaces reflectometer offering a unique facility for the study of a range of air/liquid, liquid/liquid, air/solid, and liquid/solid interfaces.

IRIS

A high-resolution quasielastic spectrometer for the study of stochastic and relaxation phenomena in hard and soft condensed matter.

LARMOR

Advanced neutron polarisation instrument to access new time and length scales. Currently under construction, with commissioning due to begin in Spring 2014.

LET

A high-resolution cold chopper spectrometer optimised for studies of single-crystal magnetic quantum systems. The only spectrometer worldwide which uses repetition-rate-multiplication to access multiple incident neutron energies simultaneously.

LOQ

A small angle neutron scattering instrument to investigate the shape and size of large molecules, small particles or porous materials with dimensions in the range of 1 - 100nm.

MAPS

A high-resolution direct-geometry spectrometer with unique applications to chemistry research, including catalysis and energy. Measurements of spin-waves in low-dimensional materials are particularly suited to MAPS.

MARI

Mari is a chopper spectrometer for studies of quantum fluids, low dimensional magnetism, biological and polymeric materials, catalysts, thermo-electric materials, geological samples, high-temperature superconductors and liquid dynamics.

MERLIN

MERLIN is a high intensity chopper spectrometer for studies of magnetic and lattice excitations at thermal energies. There is an increasing interest in chemistry and catalysis.

MUSR

Muon spectrometer capable of transverse fields, focusing on magnetism and superconductivity studies especially at sub-1K temperatures.

NIMROD

Wide Q-range diffractometer optimised for investigation of nanostructured systems on length scales up to 30nm with atomic resolution. Forward scattering geometry facilitates the use of H/D substitution methods.

OFFSPEC

An advanced reflectometer giving access to nanometre length scales parallel and perpendicular to interfaces. Offspec uses the technique of neutron spin-echo to encode the path that neutrons take through the instrument.

OSIRIS

A high-flux and high-resolution Terahertz neutron spectrometer with simultaneous diffraction capabilities for the study of low-frequency motions in condensed matter.

PEARL

Powder diffractometer specifically designed for in situ studies of materials at high pressure, including small molecule systems, magnetic materials and samples of direct relevance to earth science research.

POLARIS

High intensity powder diffractometer for measurements using small sample volumes (~few mm3) and time-resolved in-situ investigations of chemical and electrochemical reactions.

POLREF

A polarised neutron reflectometer designed for the study of the magnetic ordering in and between the layers and surfaces of thin film materials.

SANDALS

Light element diffractometer optimised for structural studies of liquids and glasses, and H/D substitution measurements.

SANS2D

The flagship small angle scattering instrument to study nanoparticulate systems.

SURF

A high flux reflectometer optimised to study liquid surfaces.

SXD

Single crystal diffraction using the time-resolved Laue method to probe H positions within molecular systems, perform charge density studies and investigate incommensurate structures and phase transitions.

TOSCA

A high-resolution, broadband spectrometer, unique in the world in its capabilities for chemistry research.

VESUVIO

A high-energy Compton spectrometer for the study of quantum effects in condensed matter and mass-selective spectroscopic analysis of functional materials.

WISH

Long-wavelength diffractometer designed for powder and single crystal studies at long d-spacings to probe magnetic ordering and structural properties of large unit cell systems.

Zoom

Focusing small angle instrument for hierarchical structures. Currently under construction, with operations expected from 2016.

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