Heritage site visit to the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source: Silver Roman coins

The scientific study of cultural heritage artefacts is particularly challenging, as breaking them apart to see inside simply isn’t an option. However, over the past decade there has been significant interest in what non-destructive techniques, such as neutron scattering or muon spectroscopy, can add to our existing knowledge. These techniques allow researchers to see what is happening beneath the surface without damaging the artefact.