Oct. 1, 2022

Mathieu Jeannin, CNRS research fellow at C2N

Mathieu Jeannin joined C2N as a CNRS research fellow in October 2022. After a PhD in Grenoble in the joint team Institut Néel (CNRS) - …

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Nov. 5, 2022

Toward integrated photonic systems for laser beam control

Free-space laser beams are of core importance in many  fast-growing technologies, including optical communications, 3D imaging and mapping, interconnects, and augmented reality. However, state-of-the-art solutions …

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Oct. 3, 2022

High piezoelectricity in epitaxial BiFeO3 microcantilevers

Researchers from C2N, in collaboration with colleagues from Université de Picardie Jules Verne, have reported the first investigation of the piezoelectric response in epitaxial BiFeO …

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Nov. 5, 2022

Hydrogen sorption in yttrium-based getter thin films

We investigated the sorption of hydrogen by yttrium-based getters for their application to vacuum wafer-level packaging of microelectromechanical systems. Thin alloy films were co-evaporated under …

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Oct. 7, 2022

Visit of the Airbus Defence and Space Management

We were very honoured to receive the management of Airbus Defence and Space, C2N's long-standing partner in the development of intense and fast ion sources …

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Dec. 7, 2022

Space-time reveals absolute topological structures (electromagnetic Lorentz invariants)

Since the einsteinian relativistic concepts, it is considered that the idea of lines of force, introduced by Faraday in 1852, should only be considered as …

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Sept. 16, 2022

Scientific visit of the IPVF for 11 of our PhD and post-doc students

On Friday, September 16, a group of 11 doctoral and post-doctoral students from C2N visited the IPVF (Institut Photovoltaïque d'Île-de-France) premises and laboratories. The program …

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Dec. 16, 2022

A Memristor-Based Bayesian Machine

Artificial intelligence is making major progress today, but it faces a challenge: its considerable energy consumption, which limits its applications and raises environmental issues. It …

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Sept. 14, 2022

Floquet Control of Optomechanical Bistability in Multimode Systems

Dynamical interactions famously provide a means to induce distinct steady states. In this respect, nanomechanical resonators are particularly interesting because they can be described by …

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Oct. 26, 2022

Journées du réseau Renatech dépôts 2022

The Renatech dépôts 2022 network days took place on 12 and 13 October at the Insa Rennes, on the sites of the FOTON Institute and …

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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 major scientific 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 nanofabrication network (Renatech network).

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    10/Feb/2023 - 10 a.m.

    Harnessing magnetic forces for microfluidic applications : some examples

    By Jean-Louis VIOVY, Directeur de Recherches Emérite

    Keywords : Lab-on-chips, bioanalytical methods, microfluidics, translational medicine

    Microfluidics-based microdevices are now steadily making their way as a major tool in biomedical research. They …

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    PhD defense
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    07/Dec/2022 - 2 p.m.

    Graded photonics crystals on SOI platform for near-infrared applications

    By Quan YUE

    Jury members :

    Ségolène Callard, Professeure des universités, École Centrale de Lyon, Rapporteur

    Emmanuel CENTENO, Professeur des universités, Université Clermont-Auvergne, Rapporteur

    Éric LHEURETTE, Professeur des universités, Université …

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    25/Jan/2023 - 10 a.m.

    (in french) Plateforme microfluidique de lyse, tri et détection : vers un diagnostic rapide de la septicémie.

    By Choayb OMAR

    Jury members :

    Benoit Charlot, Directeur de Recherche, IES (UMR5214), Montpellier, Rapporteur 

    Yong Chen, Directeur de Recherche, ENS (UMR8640), Paris, Rapporteur

    Gaelle Lissorgues, Professeur, ESIEE, Examinatrice …

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    01/Feb/2023 - 2:30 p.m.

    (in french) Mesure de spins uniques avec des photons uniques

    By Clément Millet

    Abstract :

    Un réseau quantique reliant des qubits stationnaires via des canaux photoniques pourrait permettre de surpasser les protocoles de communication et de calcul classiques. Une …

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    HdR defense
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    20/May/2022 - 2 p.m.

    Subwavelength silicon photonics for applications in the near- and mid-infrared

    By Carlos RAMOS

    Jury Mmebers

    GAUTHIER LAFAYE Olivier, Directeur de recherche CNRS, Laboratoire d’Architecture et d’Analyse des Systèmes (LAAS-CNRS). Rapporteur.

    BERNAL-ARTAJONA Maria Pilar, Directrice de recherche du CNRS, …

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    23/May/2022 - 11 a.m.

    (in french) Electro-optomécanique dans les cristaux photonique pour le détection de faible signaux et la génération de signaux haute pureté

    By Rémy Braive

    Membres du Jury

    Prof. Sara DUCCI (Université Paris-Cité, Laboratoire MPQ)

    Prof. Clivia SOTOMAYOR-TORRES ( ICN2, Borcelone)

    Prof. Arnaud MUSSOT (Université de Lille)

    Dr. Jean-Philippe POIZAT …

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