Welcome to the website of the
Société Française de la Neutronique

Welcome to the website of the
Société Française de la Neutronique

The SFN is a learned society created in 1994 to promote neutronics within the scientific community and to federate the French neutronics community, covering a wide range of scientific fields (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.).

Every year, it organises the Journées de la Diffusion Neutronique, during which it awards its thesis prize to a young scientist.

Thematic Schools are held regularly, with courses published and freely accessible.

Finally, this website is at your disposal: it provides a forum for exchanging information about neutronics. Don’t hesitate to contact us and provide new ideas of contents!

France's neutron scattering resources: a call for a national strategy

The Board of Directors of the Société Française de la Neutronique has drawn up a text calling for an ambitious French policy for neutron scattering. This text has been sent to the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the CNRS and the CEA.

Bulletin SFN-2FDN

The latest SFN-2FDN monthly newsletter is now available!

This newsletter is dedicated to the community of neutron scattering users. It is co-edited by 2FDN and SFN.

SFN Thesis Prize

Winner 2023

M. Aouane
M. Aouane



The next French Neutron Scattering Meeting JDN 2024 will take place from September 30 to October 3, 2024 on the island of Porquerolles in Var. More information here.

ILL-ESRF undergraduate summer programme

The International Summer Programme on Neutron and X-Ray Science for undergraduate students is organised at ILL / ESRF, Grenoble, on 1-28 September 2024.

MATRAC school

The MATRAC school will take place on 1-6 September 2024 in Herrsching/Garching (Germany).

JCNS Laboratory Course

Juelich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) is organizing the 26th Laboratory Course Neutron Scattering taking place on 2-13 September 2024 in Juelich and Garching/Munich, Germany.


The CMD31 conference will take place on 2-6 September 2024 in Braga (Portugal). The mini-colloquium MC30 – Materials Research with Neutrons is notably organised.

École de réflectivité rayons-X/neutrons

The 2024 edition of École de réflectivité rayons-X/neutrons will take place on 8-11 October 2024 at ICSM (Marcoule).