What we do

The Centre promotes co-operation in the development and use of neutron scattering over a broad range of scientific areas.

Neutron scattering is a means to study the structure and dynamic behaviour of materials over length scales that vary from atomic size to those of large objects. It is particularly useful for investigation of materials that are complex mixtures, that contain predominantly light elements which are difficult to see with X-rays, or to investigate magnetism.

These properties make neutron scattering valuable in many disciplines that range from chemistry, physics and materials science to interdisciplinary studies such as those relevant to drug delivery, energy conversion, environmental effects of pollutants and studies of national heritage.

What we can do for you

We work to develop the use of neutron scattering for research at the University and to increase the relevant expertise. Specifically, we can help with:

  • Discussions about how neutron scattering can be used in your research.
  • Provision of training and teaching for new users.
  • Supply information about access and use of neutron scattering facilities.
  • Co-ordination of applications for external funding.