Sept. 9, 2020

Entropy reduces the lifetime of magnetic bits

Retaining stored information in magnetic materials relies on making energy barriers difficult to overcome. In a theoretical study, two researchers at C2N show that the ...

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Aug. 18, 2020

Scientists use photons as threads to weave novel forms of matter

Positive and negative electric charges attract each other, forming atoms, molecules, and all that we usually refer as matter. Negative charges instead repel each other ...

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May 18, 2020

The key components of a terahertz receiver, fabricated in the C2N cleanroom facility, will be on board of the ESA mission JUICE

The C2N and the Laboratoire d’Etude du Rayonnement et de la Matière en Astrophysique et Atmosphères – LERMA1 have jointly developed a process to ...

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May 27, 2020

Molecular ‘fingerprinting’ technology that fits on a fingertip

Article published on the European Commission website CORDIS, about the ERC Starting Grant project « Chip-scale INtegrated Photonics for the mid-Infra REd » (INsPIRE), led ...

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May 7, 2020

Generation of a guided-wave “Bessel-Gaussian” beam using an integrated 2D array of plasmonic nanoresonators

Researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), in collaboration with Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne (ICB) have demonstrated the generation of a ...

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June 9, 2020

The cascade to criticality

Researchers at C2N (CNRS/Université Paris-Saclay), PhLAM laboratory (CNRS/Univ. de Lille) and ETH Zurich have unveiled a novel mechanism describing how criticality - a phase ...

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May 29, 2020

Amplifying a weak signal by manipulating the nonlinear resonance in a nano-electromechanical resonator

A team of researchers at C2N has experimentally demonstrated an enhancement by more than an order of magnitude of a weak electrical signal thanks to ...

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July 8, 2020

Silicon-germanium photo-receiver for mainstream telecom-waveband networks on a chip

Researchers at C2N, in co-operation with CEA LETI and STMicroelectronics, have demonstrated a power-efficient and high-speed silicon-germanium avalanche photo-receiver. The device is fully compatible with ...

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April 10, 2020

Fractional statistics of anyons in a two-dimensional conductor

By implementing a collider experiment between the elementary excitations of a two-dimensional conductor, physicists have revealed the fractional statistics of anyons, interpolating between fermionic and ...

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June 15, 2020

Mesoscopic limit cycles in coupled nanolasers under strong fluctuations

Using two coupled nanolasers, researchers have demonstrated the existence of limit cycles with only a thousand photons in the cavities, in spite of the strong ...

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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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    Quantum fluids of light in semiconductor lattices

    When confining photons in semiconductor lattices, it is possible to deeply modify their physical properties. Photons can behave as finite or even infinite mass particles ...

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    III-nitrides on silicon: a platform for integrated photonics from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared

    Nicolas GRANDJEAN, Pr, EPFL, Rapporteur & Examinateur

    Alfredo DE ROSSI, HdR, Ingénieur TRT, Rapporteur & Examinateur

    Maria TCHERNYCHEVA, DR, CNRS, C2N, Examinatrice

    Michael KNEISSL, Pr ...

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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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