The development of a sustainable society requires advanced energy technology and related innovation, for which many concepts are concerned: separating (e.g. gas mixture), extracting (gas hydrate, asphaltens, oils…), vectoring (storing gas such as hydrogen), producing (oxygen/proton conduction, fuel cells…), converting (photovoltaic, thermoelectricity…) and storing (batteries, supercapacitors…).
The understanding of physical and chemical processes met in these various concepts constitutes a key point to optimize current technologies and to create future energy devices. Neutron scattering addresses several energy questions due to its sensitivity to light elements or to its high penetration level into materials, for instances.
SENS-2016 conference aims at highlighting topical scientific activities in the investigation of energy relevant systems using neutron scattering and to generate new applications. This first edition of the SENS conference gives the opportunity for reinforcing thebridges between the neutron experts and the energy communities.