Aug. 20, 2019

Generation of light in a photon-number quantum superposition

Physicists at C2N have demonstrated for the first time the direct generation of light in a state that is simultaneously a single photon, two photons ...

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July 22, 2019

Controlling with light the amplitude and the direction of the deformation of a material

Thanks to the integration and characterization of ferroelectric thin films into capacitive micro-devices, a team of researchers at C2N has shown that it is possible ...

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Feb. 18, 2020

Teleportation of a quantum state across a metallic island

News released (in French) by the Institut de Physique (INP) of CNRS on 18 February 2020

A team of physicists at C2N have observed for ...

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Dec. 18, 2019

Direct mapping of the electronic coupling between two self-assembled quantum dots

Thanks to an advanced technique of scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/STS), a team of researchers at C2N was able to observe the electronic ...

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Sept. 19, 2019

A lab-on-a-chip for the ultrasensitive detection of biomarkers

This article was first published in the CNRS – La lettre Innovation (in French) in September 2019, under « Brevets et licences ».

A team ...

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Feb. 4, 2020

Chaos generated with a nanoscale magnetic vortex

Magnetic vortices are nanoscale whirls that gyrate like spinning tops, tracing out paths in a clockwise or counter-clockwise manner in nanometre-thick materials. Under certain conditions ...

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Aug. 5, 2019

Ultrathin solar cells reach a record of nearly 20% efficiency

Researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), in collaboration in particular with researchers at the German Fraunhofer ISE, have succeeded to trap ...

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Nov. 18, 2019

A compact optomechanical gigahertz oscillator made of a piezoelectric III-V semiconductor

A team of physicists at C2N and Thalès Research and Technology have demonstrated an optomechanical oscillator, based on an ultra-compact bichromatic one-dimensional crystal, able to ...

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Nov. 29, 2019

Nanoporous germanium for cheaper multi-junction solar cells

News released (in French) by the Institut des Sciences et de l’Ingénierie des Systèmes (INSIS) of CNRS on 25 November 2019

Despite their excellent energy ...

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Oct. 9, 2019

Mimicking potentials for acoustic-phonons by shaping their propagation through a nanoengineered structure

In a theoretical work, a team of researchers at C2N has proposed a novel nanoengineered approach to manipulate the way acoustic-phonons travel through a periodic ...

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The centre develops research in the fields of material science, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanobiotechnologies and microsystems, as well as in nanotechnologies. Its research activites cover all the range from fondamental to applied science.

The scientific project revolves around 10 scientific major challenges which are common to the 4 departments and federate research within the laboratory.

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Each year, researchers, engineers and technicians from around the world apply for CNRS or Paris-Saclay University positions to carry out their activity at C2N.

A number of internship, PhD position and Post-doc opportunities are also open at C2N.

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The C2N gathers 3 plateforms into the Technology Facility and 3 platforms of expertise in instrumentation and characterization (optical and multiphysics).

The C2N Technology Facility belongs to the national nanfabrication network (Renatech network).

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    Third C2N Colloquium: "Magnetic Weyl Semimetals!"

    Abstract: Topology, a mathematical concept, recently became a hot and truly transdisciplinary topic in condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry and materials science. Since there ...

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    (in french) Développement d'un système micro-robotique sur puce microfluidique pour la manipulation sans contact en 3D de matériel biologique

    Composition du jury proposé

    Gilgueng HWANG, CR1, C2N, Université Paris-Sud, Directeur de thèse

    Abdul BARAKAT, Directeur de Recherche, LadHyX, Ecole Polytechnique, Rapporteur

    Yong CHEN, Directeur de Recherche, Ecole ...

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    Development of ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se2–based solar cells with reflective back contacts

    Jury members :

    Stéphane COLLIN, Chargé de Recherche, C2N-CNRS, Directeur de thèse

    Ludovic ESCOUBAS, Professeur, Aix-Marseille Université, Rapporteur

    Martina SCHMID, Professeur, Université de Duisburg-Essen, Rapporteur

    Jean-Paul KLEIDER, Directeur de Recherche ...

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    Subcutaneous Monitoring of Cardiac Activity for Chronically Implanted Medical Devices

    Jury members :

    Alfredo Hernandez, Directeur de Recherche, INSERM LTSI 1099, Rapporteur

    Remi Dubois, Maitre de Conférences HDR, Université de Bordeaux, Liryc ,Centre de Recherche Cardiothoracique ...

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    (in french) Intégration de semiconducteurs III-V et IV-IV sur silicium à l’échelle nanométrique

    Jury members :

    Chantal FONTAINE, Rapporteur 1

    Thierry BARON, Rapporteur 2

    Charles CORNET, Rapporteur 3

    Bruno GERARD, Examinateur 1

    Gilles PATRIARCHE, Examinateur 2

    Daniel BOUCHIER, Examinateur 3 ...

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    Controlling Magnetism by Interface Engineering

    Jury members:

    Prof. Stéphane Mangin, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, rapporteur

    Dr. Jean-Philippe Attané, CEA Grenoble, Grenoble, rapporteur

    Prof. Massimiliano Marangolo, Institut des NanoSciences de Paris ...

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