The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France. As one of the world’s premier neutron scattering facilities, it is at the leading edge of neutron science and technology.
The ILL is a reactor-based neutron source. Its purpose is to provide the international scientific community with the brightest beams of neutrons possible.
Most of its neutron beams are used to probe materials. The fields of investigation range from technology applications to biology and health. Neutrons are used to study the atomic-level properties of materials – they tell us where atoms are and what they are doing.
ILL is funded and managed by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, in partnership with 11 other countries. The UK contribution to the ILL is managed by STFC.
For further details of the ILL, including how to apply for time at the facility, please see the ILL website.