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 next FAN will take place at the ILL in Grenoble on 20-22 June 2023.

The Gordon Research Seminar on Neutron Scattering will be held from June 24 to 25, 2023 at the Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express (Ventura, CA, United States).

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 last Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique took place in Biarritz on 14-17 November 2022.

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

The MATERIAUX conference took place in Lille on 24-28 October 2022.

Bulletin 2FDN-SFN

The last bulletin 2FDN-SFN is available !

YouTube channel

SFN has a YouTube channel. Follow 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.

Recent publication

The last publication related to the SFN activities is the volume Neutrons and Biology, edited by S. Combet et G. Schirò, after the school which took place in 2018.