IR sources, detectors and facility developments

  • Synchrotron IR/THz beamlines: upgrades and new stations
  • FEL and ERL IR/THz sources and beamlines
  • Coherent and Ultrafast IR/THz synchrotron radiation
  • IR/THz detectors developments and new technologies
  • Stability improvements and wavefront correction strategies for synchrotron IR beams


IR spectro-microscopy and imaging

  • Biology and Medicine
  • Soft Matter and Material Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics and Chemistry
  • Atmospheric and Astrophysical Applications/ Gas phase
  • Geology and Environmental Sciences
  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology
  • Multidisciplinary Applications


Nanoscale resolved synchrotron IR analysis

  • 2D materials: local chemistry and nano-optics
  • Nano-chemistry of heterogeneous thin films
  • Bio-medicine in the nano-scale
  • Nano-drugs
  • IR nano-crystallography
  • Ultra-broadband hyperspectral nano-imaging
  • Cryogenic IR nanospectroscopy
  • THz nanospectroscopy
  • Strategies for enhancing nano-IR sensitivity


Special IR Techniques

  • Ellipsometry
  • Tomography
  • Extreme environments
  • Time-resolved experiments
  • Pump-and-probe/multi-color experiments


Special session: What is the fuzz about synchrotron IR/THz now?

  • The inevitable comparison with novel sources
  • Is there room for IR/THz in last generation storage rings?

Big data processing, complex instrumentation developments, community assistance/training, etc…: the advantages of a large multi-user facility