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The Computing for Science (CS) group supports ILL scientists, students and visitors in a number of activities including data analysis, instrument simulation and sample simulation.

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Alain Filhol

CD-ROMS, Web, Movies, Books, Newsletters, ...


Neutron encyclopaedia v2: “Exploring matter with Neutrons”, ISNB 2-9518166-2-6.

    A. Filhol (2004) Ed. Nanopolis <>.

Neutron encyclopaedia v1: “Exploring matter with Neutrons”
    A. Filhol (2003) Ed. Nanopolis <>

“ILL Interactive Yellowbook v2”
    A. Filhol, J. Coraux, F. Descure, O. Habert, L. Helme, D. Marsden (2002) ILL Annual Report 2001, back cover.

“ILL Interactive Yellow Book”.
    A. Filhol, J. Coraux, F. Descure, O. Habert, Marsden D. (2001) ILL millenium Symposium.

Web Pages

ILL scale model
    with Briq
Science animations
    with Y. Raoul and Ipter
Instrument animations
    with Ipter and Ecliptique
Virtual visit of the ILL (2016, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007)
    with Briq, Ecliptique and FG
Spherical panoramic views of the ILL
    with Ecliptique
Experiments and instruments
    A. Filhol
ILL : Key dates
    A. Filhol
Remplacement du bidon réacteur
    2014, A. Filhol, J-P Martin, C. Brisse
1970-1990, sample environments at the ILL
    2015, A. Filhol and E. Lelièvre-Berna


Instruments and experiments

  • Some of these have been used in papers. See for example:
    Neutrons and acoustic levitation offer clues into freeze drying processes
    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2016.04.026


  • Philippe Nozières
  • Henry Glyde
  • Valery Nesvizhevsky
  • Alexei Voronin

Historical movies

  • The ILL in 1973
  • The ILL in 1987


"Neutrons for science" by Bernard Jacrot, 2016

  • English translation by Ron Ghosh of the book "Des neutrons pour la science", Ed. EDP Science, 2006, ISBN : 2-86883-878-2.
  • Indesign book and FlipBook version by Alain Filhol and Sylvie Crozel


MacFaceILL (Le journal des utilisateurs du Macintosh)
A newsletter edited by Georges Messoumian which was replaced by ILLMicroNews in 1994.

ILLmicroNews (Le journal des utilisateurs de la micro)
biannual newletter about microcomputing (Co-founded with Georges Messoumian)
    No 1, 1994,
"Communications tous azimuts (Tome 1)"
    No 2, 1994, "Communications tous azimuts (Tome 2). Le courrier électronique.", "La chaîne graphique à l’ILL", "Graphique : Navigation à vue dans une mer de formats".
    No 3, 1995, "Communications tous azimuts (Tome 3)", "Pentium et erreurs informatiques", "Utilitaires en vrac" (DS/CS-AF 005/95)
    No 4, 1995, "Mac et PC, deux en un", "MacOS et les autres", "Trucs en vrac", "Qui a dit Microsoft Word = bug ?" (DS/CS-AF 067/95)
La Boîte à Neutrons
    No 5, 1996, "Les utilitaires indispensables", "Edition de figures et de textes PostScript", "Développement", "Rappel sur les bonnes règles", "Survivre à MicroSoft Office"

La boîte à neutrons (Journal de l'Institut Laue-Langevin)
A newsletter about the life at the ILL edited by P. Ritschard
    "L'ILL en vidéo",  A. Filhol, La boîte à neutrons, No 8, Oct 1992.