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SUM 2017 "SOLEIL Users’ Meeting"

19-20 January 2017 Synchrotron SOLEIL
Registration deadline

Registration deadline before January, 5th, 2017

The 12th SOLEIL Users’ Meeting will take place on January 19th and 20th, 2017 at Polytechnique (Palaiseau) and at SOLEIL.

This invaluable forum for the synchrotron radiation users’ community will provide, this year, the opportunity to start thinking about the evolution of the machine and the beamlines.

It will be also the occasion to share scientific, technical and practical issues about the synchrotron radiation use.

The 3 plenary lectures will deal with different aspects related to recent and future synchrotron sources evolutions.

  • Machine
  • Upgrade MAX-IV
  • Coherence

3 technical workshops will be dedicated to ongoing and future developments on the beamlines for:

  • biology (BLOCH Auditorium - CEA l'Orme des Merisiers)

  • material science (SOLEIL Auditorium - SOLEIL Main Building)

  • reactivity measurements (Welcome Building Auditorium SOLEIL)

Scientific communications will be presented during parallel sessions, selected from submitted abstracts (deadline for submission: November 21st, 2016).

A social programme with a buffet dinner will be held at SOLEIL on the afternoon of January 19th in conjunction with the posters session, commercial exhibitions and visits of the Facility.

On Friday afternoon, two satellite parallel sessions will be held at SOLEIL.


Two satellite workshops will be held from 17th to 18th of January, 2017, at SOLEIL :

- HiRIS3-2017, on 18th of January, 2017

- LiXS2017, on 17th et 18th of January, 2017

We invite you to save the date.



Confirmed invited speakers to parallel sessions

Biology - Health

Emmanuel Estève - INSERM UMR S1155 - Paris (France)
"Synchrotron light contribution to renal pathology"
Eric Durand - Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée - Marseille (France)
"Architecture and assembly of an anti-bacterial weapon: the Type VI secretion system"

Chemistry and physico-chemistry - in situ reactivity - Soft matter

Hilde Poelman - Ghent University (Belgium)
"Bimetallic catalyst formation and use in dehydrogenation reaction"
Jean-Marc Zanotti - CEA – Saclay (France)
"Competing coexisting phases in 2D water"

Electronic and magnetic property of matter – Surfaces and Interfaces

Nicolas Reyren - UMR CNRS/Thales (France)
"Spin to charge conversion at room temperature using the α-Sn topological insulator"
Michel Viret - CEA (France)
"Interlayer coupling through a dimensionality-induced magnetic state"

Diluted Matter

Dennis Tokaryk - Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations (Canada)
"Quantum tunnelling of particles within molecules: Synchrotron far-IR spectroscopy of malonaldehyde"
Kari Jänkälä - Univ. of Oulu  (Finland)
"Many-electron emission in understanding atoms and molecules - theory and experiment"

Cultural heritage, archaeology, environment, geosciences

Clément Lévard - CEREGE-UMR7330 - Aix-en-Provence (France)
"Reactivity of sulfur and zinc nanoparticles formed in organic wastes after spreading"

Matter and Material properties: Structure, Organisation, Caracterization, Elaboration

Jean-Philippe Echard - Cité de la Musique (France) - "16th-18th-c. violins and lutes under the synchrotron beam: old scenes, new details"Antoine Barbier, CEA (France) - "Contribution of synchrotron radiation studies to the understanding of the magneto-electric coupling in the artificial multiferroic CoFe2O4/BaTiO3 system"


Scientific committee

Biology / Health
Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin - Versailles
Isabelle BROUTIN 
Lab. de cristallographie et RMN biologiques, Paris

Cultural Heritage / environnment / archaeology / geosciences 
Emmanuel GUILLON
Institut de Chimie Moléculaire, Reims
Université Complutense - Madrid

Diluted matter
Vincent BOUDON 
Lab. Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, Dijon
Francis PENENT 
Lab. de Chimie Physique Matière et Rayonnement, Paris 

Matter and Material properties: Structure, Organisation, Caracterization, Elaboration
Frédéric DATCHI
IMPMC - Paris
Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux de Paris-Est - Thiais

Electronic and magnetic property of matter – Surfaces and Interfaces
Marie d'ANGELO
Institut des Nanosciences de Paris  
Antonio TEJEDA 
LPS, Orsay

Chemistry and Physico-chemistry – in situ reactivity – Soft matter
Jean-Sébastien GIRARDON
Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide - Lille
Sandrine LYONNARD 
INAC/SPrAM - CEA, Grenoble

Local organisation committee

Frédérique FRAISSARD
Sylvie PAVAN


2 tutorials are organised on Friday afternoon, 20th of January, 2017.

MX Software tutorial

Amphitheater, Main Builing, SOLEIL

To keep informed the MX community of the progresses and developments of crystallographic softwares applied, two tutorials will be organised in the SUM2017 framework, on the afternoon of Friday, 20th of January, between 3 pm and 6 pm. The first tutorial will be dedicated to COOT (new features, ligand modeling...) and the second will focus on the new CCP4i2 GUI (description of the new workflow...). The last hour will be dedicated to answering specific and personalised questions on these two programs.

The number of participants will be limited to 60 people.


15:00 - 15:50

CCP4i2 GUI by Christian ROTH, York University

15:50 - 16:40

COOT by Paul EMSLEY, Oxford University

16:40 - 17:00


17:00 - 18:00

Troubleshooting / questions

Scientific Committee

Léonard CHAVAS, William SHEPARD, Tatiana ISABET (Synchrotron SOLEIL)

Isabelle BROUTIN (Lab. de cristallographie et RMN biologiques, Paris)

Chemometric analysis of Quick-XAS data Practical

T5 Building, SOLEIL

With the advent of 3rd generation synchrotron radiation facilities allowing a sub-second time resolution in the monitoring of kinetics by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS), the experimentalist can now access to a deeper and more accurate temporal description of the chemical species involved in such processes provided that the bottleneck of the data analysis has been overcome. Indeed, users at the time-resolved XAS beamlines have to face with a huge amount of data in a couple of minutes making the common strategy of XAS data evaluation, reduction and analysis quite inefficient. New tools must be proposed to the users to interactively optimize the outcome of an experiment carried out at the beamline. In this framework, chemometric tools combining Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Multivariate Curve Resolution optimized with Alternating Least Square (MCR-ALS) fitting are emerging as a powerful method to quantify and extract spectra of intermediate species from XAS spectra of evolving mixtures upon reaction [1-6]. At the ROCK beamline, a user-friendly interface has been recently developed to handle the huge amount of data collected upon reaction monitoring. Normalized matrices of several hundred absorption spectra are quickly generated after data recording which are directly suitable as input files for MCR-ALS analysis available on Matlab platform using free toolboxes developed by the Tauler’s group [7].

In this tutorial, after a short introduction to the chemometric methods applied to XAS, a practical session with the skills used at the ROCK beamline for the chemical speciation determined by MCR-ALS fitting of a Quick-XAS data set recorded upon reaction will be carried out.

As the practical required computers and Matlab platform, the number of attendees will be limited to 20.

[1] W. Cassinelli, L. Martins, A. R. Passos, S. H. Pulcinelli, C. V. Santilli, A. Rochet, V. Briois, Cat. Today 229, 114 (2014).
[2] J. Hong, E. Marceau, A. Khodakov, L. Gaberova, A. Griboval-Constant, Jean-Sebastien Girardon, C. La Fontaine, V. Briois, ACS Catal. 5, 1273 (2014).
[3] H.W. P. Carvalho, S. H. Pulcinelli, C. V. Santilli, F. Leroux, F. Meneau, V. Briois, Chem. Mater. 25, 2855 (2013).
[4] A. Rochet, B. Baubet, V. Moizan, C. Pichon, V. Briois, Comptes Rendus Chimie (2016)
[5] A. Voronov, A. Urakawa, W. van Beek, N. E. Tsakoumis, H. Emercih, M. Ronning, Analytica Chimica Acta, 840, 20, (2014).
[6] M. Staniuk, O. Hirsch, N. Kränzlin, R. Bölhen, W. van Beek, P. M. Abdala, D. Koziej, Chem. Mater. 26, 2086 (20134).
[7] J. Jaumot, A. de Juan, R ; Tauler, Chemom. Intell. Lab. Syst.140, 1, (2015).









Scientific Committee

Valérie BRIOIS (Synchrotron SOLEIL)

Karine PROVOST (Institut de Chimie et des Matériaux de Paris-Est - Thiais)



Oral presentation

deadline for abstract submission: November 28th, 2016

Submissions are closed.
If you wish to contribute, you can submit your abstract:

  • in the registration form
  • or otherwise when submitting an abstract 

You will be informed about the selection results from the Programme Committee.

Invited talks

deadline for abstract submission: January 4th, 2017

Invited speakers are requested to submit their abstract:

  • in the registration form
  • or otherwise when submitting an abstract 


deadline for abstract submission: January 4th,2017

A posters session will be held at SOLEIL on January 19th 2017.

Posters panels will be located in the Hall of SOLEILCentral Building.

Panels’ size: 180cm x 130cm
If you wish to contribute, you can submit your abstract:

  • in the registration form
  • or otherwise when submitting an abstract 


In both cases, you are requested to use ONLY the template below (Word or .Rtf file - Any abstract not in compliance with the template will be sent back to the author):

 Download the template

The size of the files is limited to 4 Mo.


Best student's poster prize - Roger Fourme Prize

The best poster presented by a student will receive a prize offered by SOLEIL

This is a mission to a congress up to 1000 € (with original tickets).
The Award will be held on 2017/01/19 evening, during the buffet.

For the Best Poster Award, the attendence of the candidate is requested.

The candidates will be avaluated on the following criteria:

  • Clear presentation
  • Scientific interest
  • Originality
  • Visual aspects


Please register before January 4th, 2017
The registration fee is 100 €.
It includes: attendance at the users meeting, buffets, lunches and coffee break, and transfers by bus. 

Type of participant


Researcher, institutionnel, post-doc

100 €*

Student, Invited speaker, Organisation Committee member, SOLEIL staff


* As we would like to have a maximum of attendees, we propose, for the participants of a laboratory, the following rule:

  • from 1 to 4 participants: 100€
  • from 5: 50€

Terms of payment

PLEASE NOTE : Order forms are not accepted

Payment by cheque :

Would you please write it out to “Synchrotron SOLEIL” and write at the verso the following reference:
SOLEIL Users Meeting: SUM_17 / 69160602
Thank you for sending your cheque at the address, here below, together with the registration confirmation sheet or the e-mail of confirmation:
Synchrotron Soleil
Bureau des Utilisateurs de SOLEIL
L'Orme des Merisiers
Saint Aubin - BP 48
91192 GIF SUR YVETTE Cedex


Payment by bank transfer :

Thank you for transmit your payment by bank transfer to the following account number:

BNP Paris Bas
International Bank Account Number (IBAN) : FR76 FR76 3000 4025 5200 0106 0374 407
Code d'identification bancaire (BIC) : BNPAFRPPIFO
Synchrotron SOLEIL
with mentionning your name and the users meeting reference: SUM_17 / 69160602 
Your registration will be definitive as soon as your payment will be received.


Payment by credit card :

A payment online is possible.
You just have to select this mode of payment when registrating and to follow instructions.

Or, if you are already registered, by clicking on the link.


Offer for Commercial Exhibitions to Companies

Registration deadline:  January 6th, 2017

The yearly SOLEIL Users’ Meeting will be held both at Polytechnique School and SOLEIL, starting on Thursday 19th until Friday 20th of January 2017.

We offer during the poster session which will take place at SOLEIL a few exhibition areas to companies interested in presenting their products located in the Hall of the Main building of SOLEIL, giving the opportunity for easy interaction between exhibitors, visitors, attendees and the SOLEIL staff.
The area available, of about 4 m2, is one table and 4 chairs.

These services are proposed in the 1020,00 € all taxes included (850 € without taxes), which includes:

• The exhibition area and a poster panel;
• for 2 persons: access to plenary and parallel sessions as well as the technical workshops, the Company’s logo on the web site and the list of Commercial Exhibitors with the Company’s logo into the electronic abstract book, coffee-breaks, the cocktail of the 19th of January and the lunches (January 19th and 20th).

The exhibitors can also insert an advertising page into the electronic abstract book of the Users’ Meeting, for a supplementary 360,00 € all taxes included (300 € without taxes) amount.

Please note that the number of booths at the exhibition area is limited, and they will be attributed on a first come first served basis.

Industrial exhibitors are requested not to register via the website but to fill in the necessary form and to send it back by email (


Access to Polytechnique

Route de Saclay
Main building

Access by car

Use ONLY the Main Entrance of Polytechnique site.

The car place « Cour des cérémonies » is reserved to the Users’ Meeting.

The Entrance to the Conference is only possible from « Cour d’Honneur ou Vaneau ».

Open hours are the following: from 8:30 to 12:00.

If you plan to come after 12:00, please go to the new Polytechnique Reception Desk - « Cour Ferrié » (see the map).

Access by bus :

From Massy RER station - Bus n° 91-06


Pedestrian access:

Lozère RER station Pedestrian access

The access to the buildings is ONLY possible from the bus stop « Lozère ».

Please,  go to the Polytechnique Reception Desk and ring to the interphone to mention your Users’ Meeting attendance.

SOLEIL reception desk will be near ARAGO auditorium, as usual.

Please, follow the arrows to reach the Conference.



Access to SOLEIL

If you come by car:

Geographical address: 
      Synchrotron SOLEIL
      L’Orme des Merisiers 
      Rond point du Golf de Saint Aubin
      91190 Saint Aubin

Location coordinates:
      Latitude : 48.711922
      Longitude : 2.146156
      intersection between RD306 and D128


If you come by Public Transports:

From PARIS and CHARLES-DE-GAULLE Airport, RER B direction to SAINT-RÉMY-LÈS-CHEVREUSE and stop at:

  • "MASSY-PALAISEAU" station - BUS n°91-06 B ou C direction to SAINT-QUENTIN GARE, stop at “L’ORME DES MERISIERS”
  • "LE GUICHET" station - walk to the bus station, take bus n°9, direction to SACLAY, stop at "L’ORME DES MERISIERS".
  • "GIF SUR YVETTE" station, take bus n° 10, stop at "SAINT AUBIN".


From ORLY Airport - ORLYVAL train, stop at ANTONY, take the RER B (then same as above) or BUS n°91-10 direction "Christ / N306, Saclay", stop at "L'ORME DES MERISIERS" (around 1h - end of service at 9 p.m).


List of other hotels (non exhaustive)

SOLEIL Guest House
L'Orme des Merisiers - 91190 GIF / YVETTE
Tel: +33(0)1 69 35 82 00 - 

Hôtel Les Chevaliers des Balances - près de SOLEIL
Place de la Mairie - 91190 SAINT-AUBIN
Tél.: +33 (0)1 69 41 20 55 - Fax: +33 (0)1 69 85 50 75
E-mail: - Web:

Hôtel Le Village**
4 rue Neuve - 91190 GIF-SUR-YVETTE
Tél.: +33 (0)1 69 28 82 51 - Fax: +33 (0)1 69 28 53 93
E-mail: - Web:

Hôtel d'Orsay - près du RER B
2 rue François Leroux - 91400 ORSAY
Tél.: +33 (0)1 64 86 17 47 - Fax: +33 (0)1 64 86 17 48

Hôtel B&B
Plateau du Moulon - 91190 GIF-SUR-YVETTE
Tél.: +33 (0) 892 78 80 91 - Fax: +33 (0)1 69 35 34 59

Hôtel Résidhome Massy****- près de la gare TGV Massy et du RER B
7 rue Christophe Colomb - 91300 MASSY
Tél.: +33 (0)1 69 81 62 62 - Fax: +33 (0)1 69 81 62 63
E-mail: - Web:

Hôtel du Lion** - à Paris, près du RER B
1 avenue du Général Leclerc - 75014 PARIS
Tél.: +33 (0)1 40 47 04 00 - Fax: +33 (0)1 43 20 38 18
E-mail: - Web:

Hôtel de Senlisse** - à Paris, près du RER B
7-9 rue Malebranche - 75005 PARIS
Tél.: +33 (0)1 43 29 93 10 - Fax: +33 (0)1 43 29 00 24
E-mail: - Web:

Sylvie PAVAN
SOLEIL User Office
L’orme des Merisiers
St Aubin - BP 48
91192 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex