The ILL is an international centre for research where neutrons are used to probe the structure and dynamics of a broad range of materials.
As the world's flagship neutron centre, the ILL provides scientists with the most intense neutron source in the world. Its 58 MW research reactor is specially designed to deliver high brightness, channeling a high flux of neutrons to 40 state-of-the-art instruments.
As a service institute, the ILL makes its facilities and expertise available to visiting scientists from all over the world. Every year about 1500 researchers from more than 30 countries visit the ILL to perform over 800 experiments.