The ILL first opened its doors to visiting scientists in 1972, and we have been leading the world in neutron-scattering science and technology ever since. A key factor in this success has been the continuous renewal or development of our instruments to ensure they remain world-leading.
The Millennium Programme established a sustainable strategy for the continual improvement of ILL's infrastructure and instruments. It has played a major part in the 25-fold improvement in the ILL instruments' average detection rate of neutrons!
Now, with the Endurance programme we are setting our sights on the more distant horizon, that of 2030.