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Institut Laue-Langevin secures long-term financial support


Research facility to receive €1 billion for 2024-33

The governments of France, Germany and the UK have extended their support for the Institut Laue-Langevin international neutron source research infrastructure for another 10-year term, following an upgrade package that will enable researchers to continue their cutting-edge work at the facility.

On 15 September, the three countries signed another extension to a funding protocol dating from 1971, allocating about €1 billion to the facility for 2024-33. France, Germany and the UK are the main supporters of the institute in Grenoble, France, providing two-thirds of its budget in 2020, while 11 other European countries contributed about 15 per cent in total.

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