The Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble (France) is an international research centre and the world's flagship at the leading edge of neutron science. ILL is funded and managed by France, Germany (represented by FZ Jülich) and the United Kingdom, in partnership with 10 other countries. ILL provides scientists with a very high flux of neutrons feeding some 40 state-of-the-art instruments.
As a service institute, the ILL welcomes visiting scientists. Every year, some 1400 researchers from over 40 countries visit the ILL, performing more than 850 experiments. Research focuses primarily on fields such as materials science, life sciences or chemistry. The ILL also collaborates closely and at different levels of confidentiality with the R&D departments of industrial enterprises.