Carl-Ivar Brändén building (CIBB)
71, Avenue des Martyrs
CS 90181
F-38042 Grenoble


Purpose of the platform (operated by ILL and ESRF in collaboration with EMBL)

SAXS and SANS Facilities

- The ILL and ESRF both offer small angle facilities available via a peer-reviewed proposal system to the biological community.

- At ILL two small angle neutron scattering instruments are available D11 and D22.

- At ESRF the beam-line BM29 is available for SAXS in a collaboration between ESRF and EMBL.

- Common software is under development by a team from each of the partner institutes and expertise is available for advice on use of the beam-lines.



Anne Martel
tel: +33 4 76 20 72 39


Petra Pernot
tel: +33 4 76 20 28 42
Adam Round
tel: +33 4 76 20 72 02

Staff in charge of the platform

ILL: Anne Martel
ESRF: Petra Pernot
EMBL: Adam Round
IBS: Frank Gabel
UVHCI: Marc Jamin

In practice

- ILL: D22, D11
- ESRF: BM29
Access mode:
For access to the facilities application should be made as follows:
- ILL: Proposals twice per year through the Visitors Club –
The ILL operates a BAG (Block Allocation Group) system for the D22 instrument whereby a number of users are grouped together to share both expertise and beam-time leading to more flexible scheduling.
- ESRF: Proposals throughout the year using the rolling beamtime via
Costs for PSB-IVMS users: none
How to make a request:
- For PSB discuss first with the contact person of your institution. Then via ILL or ESRF proposal system.