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Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)



The Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) is an international research centre at the leading edge of neutron science and technology. It operates the most intense neutron source in the world, providing intense beams of neutrons to a suite of 40 high-performance instruments.

As a European user facility, the ILL makes its instrumentation and expertise available to visiting scientists from all over the world. ILL also supports industrial R&D with privileged access to highly specialized neutron instrumentation.

Research covers a broad variety of fields: condensed matter physics, chemistry, biology, particle physics and materials science,…

ILL is funded and managed by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, in partnership with 11 other European countries and with India.

Key figures

  • More than 800 experiments performed annually
  • ca 150 publication in high-impact publications per year
  • 1,200 researchers from over 40 countries
  • 489 members of staff (at 31.12.2010)
  • Budget 2011: 88.7 M€

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