Studying Materials with Neutrons

24 May 2011

It is 75 years since James Chadwick won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the neutron.

Professor Neal Skipper and Dr Isenberg

In this talk, on 17th May at our Kent Centre, Professor Neal Skipper, (left in the picture), of UCL described how modern neutron sources, such as the ISIS Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, can be used to investigate biological and physical materials. 

Topics discussed included order and excitations in materials, imaging (for example, in engines), seeing magnetic structures, and phase changes in matter. 

Applications of such work include the storage of hydrogen, which could have a big impact in a future hydrogen-based economy.