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The ILL is dedicated to helping its visiting researchers to make the most of its facilities. Neutron beams and instrument access are provided free of charge for proposers of accepted experiments.

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User Club

The ILL User Club provides online access to all the information and administrative tools for our scientific visitors, presented in a user friendly environment.

Data treatment

Find all you need about data treatment here

Call for proposals - Spring 2017

Overall, 592 proposals were submitted to the ILL at the last round for a total request of 3905 beam days.
The proposals will be evaluated by the ILL subcommittees on 4 and 5 April. Accepted proposals will be scheduled during the remaining two cycles in 2017.
Next dealine is 14 September 2017 (scheduling in 2018).

Transfer of large data sets to your home lab

A new service is available to ILL users, who would like to download large volume of experimental data. Until now this was only possible via solutions based on the http protocol ( or not ideal for transferring large data volumes.
More information is available at here.

ILL News - December 2016

The ILL News - December 2016 has been issued. Discover it here.

UCN source SuperSUN

Call for expressions of interest for the use of the ILL UCN source SuperSUN now open. More information here.

Important public transport change from 1 September 2014

Tram B now connects the centre of Grenoble (via the railway station) with the new terminus "Presqu'île de Grenoble". This terminus is between the Place de la Résistance roundabout and the new site entrance. N°34 bus is no longer in operation.

More information about travelling to the ILL can be found here.

New site entrance

Please note that the new site entrance - located at 71 avenue des Martyrs - will come into operation on 22 April 2014. You will no longer be able to access the site via the current site entrance on rue Horowitz.
A new n°34 bus stop is going to be created in front of the new site entrance. Only those buses that terminate at Château de Sassenage will stop at this stop, in other words one bus in every three. Please see the new timetables and route maps for the n° 34 bus.

At the beginning of September, the Tram B extension will come in to service. From the current terminus "Cité Internationale", the extension of the B line will connect  the station area with the Resistance roundabout (near the ILL) via the Rue des Martyrs. Two new stops, CEA and Resistance will be created. Once the B line extension is operational, the n° 34 bus service between the city centre and the Polygone Scientifique / Sassenage will be cancelled.  

Use of site ID badge at the ILL/ESRF restaurant

From now on the site ID badges must be used for paying for meals at the ILL/ESRF restaurant. This should simplify and improve the payment procedures.

You can credit your badge or be reimbursed at the restaurant cash desk, as with the previous canteen card.
The cash desk is open during mealtimes and also from 9.00 to 11.00, and from 13.30 to 15.30, Monday to Friday.

New access to experimental halls

Introduction of controlled access to the experimental halls ILL7 and ILL22

Users are reminded that LAMP, the IDL-based data inspection and analysis application, can be downloaded from the ILL's ftp server. Runtime versions, which can be used without an IDL license, are available for Windows and UNIX systems. HDF data files in the NeXus format can be read and produced by LAMP.

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