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Stereo scientists refute the existence of sterile neutrinos

The collaboration Stereo has found no proof that the sterile neutrino exists after six years of experimentation. Their study has been published on 11 January in Nature.

The dynamics of the E. coli proteome at cell death temperature

What exactly happens inside a cell during thermal death was, until recently, a hotly debated question. Neutron scattering and MD simulations together reveal the dynamics of the E.…

Towards improved plastic solar cells

A new study of the structural dynamics of semiconducting organic materials for novel solar cells with improved power conversion efficiency.

A Quantum Wave in Two Crystals

A team from TU Vienna, INRIM Turin and ILL Grenoble has successfully built the first neutron interferometer from two separate crystals, aligned on nanoradian & picometre scales.


staff in 2022
from 31 different nationalities


scientific publications in 2022

107. 76 M€

Income 2022
73 % from the ILL Associates and 19 % from Scientific Member countries


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