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

– Optical Photo-thermal Infrared Microscopy


Special session: Why all 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