Neutron scattering

A case study highlighting the vital contribution physics research has made to major technological development.

ISIS Neutron Source

Neutron scattering is routinely used in modern science to understand material properties on the atomic scale. 

Originally developed as a tool for physics, the method has led to advances in many areas of science, from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, through to nanotechnology, materials engineering, fundamental physics and IT.