French-Swiss Meeting SANS for Soft Matter



Our aim of this workshop is to gather soft matter scientists who are interested in Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS). Experts as well as beginners in the field of scattering are welcome to join. We will present the current and future panorama of the SANS instruments that are available to the French and Swiss communities. In particular, we focus on the new world-class SANS-LLB instrument that will be available to users in spring 2022, being operated jointly by PSI and LLB. We welcome talk and poster contributions from SANS applications and scientific cases in the broad field of soft matter : liquids, colloids, surfactants, polymers, foams, gels, granulars, liquid crystals, emulsions, capsules, proteins, biological materials, food, pharma, cosmetics, and others. Looking forward to your contribution.

Dates and location

The workshop will take placefrom February 2nd, 2022 at 1.30 p.m. until February 3rd, 2022 at 4 p.m. at the Ancienne douane (Strasbourg, France).

Invited Speakers

Prof. Esther Amstad, EPFL, Lausanne

Prof. Peter Fischer, ETH, Zurich

Dr. Frank Gabel, IBS, Grenoble

Dr. Julian Oberdisse, L2C, Montpellier

Prof. Walter Richtering, RWTH, Aachen

Deadlines and registration

Abstract submission : 15th December 2021

Registration (free) : 10th January 2022 - please fill the registation form following this link.

Please send your contribution using the template, by email to


Wednesday February 2nd
12:30 – 14:00 welcome and buffet

Introductory Session

14:00 – 14:15 Foreword (PSI and LLB Directors)

14:15 – 14:30 Presentation of European landscape for SANS

14:30 – 14:45 Presentation of SANS instrumentation projects at LLB

14h45 – 15:00 Presentation at SANS-LLB@PSI

Session Polymers

15:00 – 15:35 Plenary lecture : Dr. Julian Oberdisse, LCC, Montpellier

Coffee break

16:15 – 16:50 Plenary lecture : Prof. Walter Richtering, RWTH, Aachen

16:50 – 17:50 Contributed talks

18:00 – 19:30 Aperitive and poster session

20h00 Dinner

Thursday February 3rd

Session Colloids and surfactants

9:00 – 9:35 Plenary lecture : Prof. Esther Amstad, EPFL, Lausanne

9:35 – 10:35 Contributed talks

Coffee break

Session Biophysics and life science

11:00 – 11:35 Plenary lecture : Dr. Frank Gabel, IBS, Grenoble

11:35 – 12:35 Contributed talks

Group photo


Session Food and pharmaceutical Science

14:00 – 14:35 Plenary lecture : Prof. Peter Fischer, ETH, Zurich

14:35 – 15:35 Contributed talks

15:35 Concluding remarks and End of conference. Poster prize


Organizing committee

Sophie Combet (LLB)

Fabrice Cousin (LLB/2FDN)

Urs Gasser (PSI)

Pamela Knupp (PSI)

Alessandra Luchini (PSI)

Viviane Lütz-Bueno (PSI/LLB)

Marie Plazanet (LIPhy/2FDN)



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