Current JobI am an Instrument Scientist at the ISIS Pulsed Neutorn and Muon source. I help visiting scientists perform experiment on the Larmor beamline. Larmor is a neutron instrument for measuring a wide range of small lengths in samples. Depending on our setup, we can go from 25 microns (about the thickness of a single wool fibre) down to 0.001 Angstroms (100 times smaller than an atom).
The ISIS Pulsed Neutorn and Muon source is a research facility in Harwell, Oxfordshire. Protons are accelerated to 84% the speed of light, then smashed into a tungsten target. The protons smash the nuclei of the tungsten atoms, allowing the neutrons to escape. We then use these neutrons to perform measurements on scientific samples.