As Europe’s most important centre for neutron science, the ILL is the first point of call for organisations outside Europe seeking to liaise on neutron scattering. Since its creation in 1967 the ILL has developed relationships of one kind or another with all the major neutron scattering facilities in the world. Its international achievements include the creation of the International Society for Sample Environment (http://sampleenvironment.org/) and the International working group on He3 for detectors (ICND.org). It has coordinated scientific programmes and helped build capacity overseas.
Collaboration in the development of new neutron detectors in the search for alternatives to helium-3 detectors for neutron scattering applications, in response to the worsening shortage of helium-3. As a member of ISSE the ILL promotes the scientific and technical development of sample environments at scattering facilities.
The ILL collaborates on the development of new neutron detectors as a member of the International Society for Sample Environment (ISSE).
We have worked with ANSTO on the development of a helium-3 filling station and new neutron detectors, as a member of the International Society for Sample Environment (ISSE).
Collaborative efforts to develop higher density low enriched uranium fuels that could substitute for highly enriched uranium fuels in existing research reactors. Also collaboration in the development of new neutron detectors.
ILL has signed an MoU with PNPI to promote cooperative research and development of the ILL high flux reactor as well as to fully exploit the possibilities offered by the new high flux research reactor PIK to be commissioned at PNPI.
Continuous collaboration and capacity building in Argentina. Argentinians have worked at the ILL for longer periods (up to one year). ILL staff support neutron schools organised in Bariloche.
The ILL and India have cooperated on technology transfer in the field of supermirror manufacturing. India was an ILL member country for 4 years. We have helped train Indian engineers.
Discussions have been held with South Africa on potential collaboration through the joint funding of projects on HIV and malaria research.