The group SON - Spectroscopy Optique et Neutronique, which is a subdivision of the French Division de Chimie-Physique, is glad to welcome you to its second workshop entitled:

Complementarity between Optics and Neutron spectroscopy in the THz domain – SON2017
which will be held in Grenoble on June 19th -20th 2017.

The group, created in 2015, aims at promoting the complementarity between optical and neutron scattering techniques for spectroscopic studies. The field of applications therefore concerns all the systems in which vibrational, rotational and translational spectroscopic information are valuable: materials, nanoscience, chemiometry, environmental science, magnetism, electrochemistry…

More information about the group can be found on the website :

The main activity is therefore to stimulate exchanges and education of researchers to whom complementary information would help in scientific questions. The first workshop was organized on June 7-8th in Lille on “Materials and environments”:

The present workshop will focus on technical aspects concerning the THz range. Important developments were made in the last 10 years in the field of optical techniques enabling to reach this spectral rage (0.1-10 THz, time-domain THz), a frequency domain also covered by INS and QENS. A rigorous confrontation of experimental observables obtained with both techniques, and emphasis of the complementarity in various scientific domains is the purpose of the workshop.

The workshop will be organized in 5 distinct sessions, all opened by an invited pedagogical talk:

  • Instrumentation
  • Liquids
  • Soft matter and biology
  • Materials
  • Magnetism

A poster session will also be planned to favor exchanges. The official language will be English, and workshop will take place in the LIPhy laboratory, on the Saint Martin d’Hères campus.

The deadline for oral communication submission is extended to May 10th, deadline for registration is June 1st.

Starts 19 Jun 2017 08:00
Ends 20 Jun 2017 17:30
LIPhy laboratory