As Europe’s flagship centre for neutron science, ILL is the obvious contact for organisations outside Europe to liaise regarding neutron scattering. Since its inception in 1967, ILL develops relationships with all major neutron scattering facilities in the world. International collaboration include the creation of the International Society for Sample Environment (http://sampleenvironment.org/) and the International working group on He3 crisis for detectors (ICND.org). Coordination of scientific programmes, e.g. South Africa for HIV and Malaria disease research, or capacity building of Indian engineers (e.g. super mirror development) or training of Argentine Scientists.
Collaborative efforts in the development of new neutron detectors as possible alternatives to Helium-3 detectors for neutron scattering applications, in response to the escalating supply shortage of Helium-3. Member of ISSE to promote scientific and technical development of sample environments at scattering facilities.
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 and member of the International Society for Sample Environment (ISSE).
ILL signed a 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. Argentine staff is working at ILL for longer periods (up to one year). ILL staff supports schools held in Bariloche.
Tech-Transfer of super mirror manufacturing. India has been a member country for a 4 years period. Training of Indian engineers.
Prime interactions with South Africa for potential closer engagement through joint funding of projects on HIV, Malaria disease research.