Europe has been at the forefront of neutron science for several decades thanks to an expansive network of universities and researchers. At their disposal are two of the world's most scientifically productive neutron sources.

The Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France

​​​​​​ISIS Neutron and Muon Source at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, the United Kingdom.

Institute Laue Langevin

Grenoble, France |  Click here for a virtual tour of ILL

The Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble is an international research center and one of the world's most intense neutron sources, feeding around 40 instruments, which are constantly being developed and upgraded. Every year, some 1500 researchers from over 40 countries visit the ILL. More than 800 experiments selected by a scientific review committee are performed annually.

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ISIS Neutron and Muon Source

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, United Kingdom.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, United Kingdom. In addition to their suite of over 30 neutron and muon instruments, the research centre has long-established links with more than 100 companies, from small and medium-sized companies to large household names such as Rolls-Royce, Unilever, Airbus and BP.

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Swedish Instruments

Super ADAM

Super ADAM

SuperADAM, located at Institut Laue-Langevain in Grenoble, France, is Sweden's first neutron reflectometer. The instrument is partly funded by VR, The Swedish Research Council. Swedish users are allocated 70 percent of the beam time each year. Read more


The Polaris Diffractometer at ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ISIS Neutron and Muon Source in STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. Sweden has a long-standing collaborations with the research centre. Read more