Welcome to the website of the French Neutron Scattering Association


The French Neutron Scattering Association (SFN: Société Française de la Neutronique) is a scientific society that was founded in 1994 to promote neutrons in the scientific community and to federate the French community of neutron scatterers from all scientific fields. This site serves as a space for sharing information on neutron scattering, please send us your input!



The council of the SFN has written a letter to call for an ambitious strategy for the future of neutron scattering in France, supporting a sustainable ecosystem. This letter is addressed to the Minister, CNRS and CEA.

The ICONE project document (in french) for a new neutron source is available -here-.

Presentations and a round table will take place during the next JDN.

The next Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique will take place in Erquy on 9-12 October 2023.

HERCULES is a European course for PhD students and young researchers using Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation for applications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Hard & Soft Condensed Matter.

The next session will take place in March 2024.

Le réseau MITI-CNRS RECIPROCS fédère depuis plus de 10 ans des chercheurs, ingénieurs et techniciens travaillant dans les domaines de la diffraction et diffusion. RECIPROCS vient de créer un forum SAXS/SANS, disponible ici.

Pour y accéder, vous devez au préalable adhérer à RECIPROCS (gratuit) par simple envoi d'un email à reciprocs-contact(at)services.cnrs.fr.

Dans le cadre de cette création de forum SAXS/SANS, le réseau organise cette année 2 demi-journées les 20-21 novembre 2023 au CRPP de Bordeaux. Programme et inscription accessible sous ce lien.

The Actualité Chimique (October 2022) contains a special issue on neutron scattering!

Bulletin 2FDN-SFN

The last bulletin 2FDN-SFN is available !


SFN has a YouTube channel. Follow us!


SFN is on LinkedIn. Join us!

Winner of the SFN PhD Award 2022

The SFN PhD Award 2022 has been attributed to Céline Jaudoin (Institut Galien Paris-Saclay) for her work on Characterization and evaluation of hybrid systems composed of hyaluronic acid and liposomes for the transtympanic administration of an antioxidant for cochlear implantation by the president of the Jury, Christiane Alba-Simionesco, at the occasion of the JDN on 15 November 2022.