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March 26th, 2007

France and Germany: in the ERA driving seat

The institute has expertise in detonics, ballistics, high-velocity measurements, sensors, acoustics (for detecting snipers), lasers, nanomaterials and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Last year the institute adopted a new strategy focusing on dual use applications for defence against terrorism. The ISL is well-known in its domain, and has major contracts with the French and US armies.

Based in Grenoble, the ILL operates the most intense neutron source in the world, together with a suite of 40 high-performance instruments, which are used to investigate the content matter of solids, new materials, biological materials, new substances and nanotechnology materials.


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