The 2FDN federation was created to face the future challenges related to the changes of the French and European landscape in neutron science.

The main objective of this research federation is to bring together all professionals working in the field of neutron scattering to define the contours of a future strategy around research using neutron scattering. This implies to keep and extend the current competences in order to answer the societal stakes through an excellent and innovative research and training, adapted to the mutation of the French and European neutron instruments, and to support the users’ needs.

The federation’s missions:

The Fédération Française de Diffusion Neutronique
 2FDN (FR2004) was first created on January 1st, 2017 

Marie Plazanet (LiPhy)

Deputy director
Fabrice Cousin (Laboratoire Léon Brillouin)

Steering committee
Clémence Lecoeur (LLB)
Nicolas Martin (LLB)
Philippe Bourges (LLB)
Thierry Deutch (MDN)
Stéphane Raymond (MDN)
Vivan Nassif (Neel)

Scientific council
Emmanuelle Dubois (PHENIX, Paris)
Julian Oberdisse (LCG, Montpellier) – président
Sandrine Lyonnard (INAC, Grenoble)
Olivier Sandre (LCPO, Bordeaux)
Stéphane Pailhès (ILM, Lyon)
Fabienne Duc (LNCMI, Toulouse)
Monica Spano, (IBS, Grenoble)
Laurent Chapon (Diamond, Oxford)
Marie Guignard (ICMCB, Bordeaux)
Nicolas Barrier (CRISMAT Caen)
Olivier Castelnau (ENSAM, Paris)
Lucile Mangin-Thro (ILL, Grenoble)

Laboratories, institutions, partnerships


Members laboratories

Partner laboratories