April 30, 2024

Designing matter on a nanometric scale : report from C2N in L'Usine Nouvelle magazine

"Editing electronic circuits, preparing samples for transmission electron microscopy or creating nanopores... the capabilities of focused ion beams are numerous. But they all have one …

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March 14, 2024

CNRS Entreprises Club visit to C2N : a journey to the heart of the infinitesimal

This visit, organised with the CNRS Business Relations Department - DRE, will reveal some of the research being carried out in the field of health. …

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March 1, 2024

Energy management in cleanrooms : Actions and feedback from C2N in Salles Propres magazine

How to control the energy consumption of a cleanroom dedicated to microelectronic technologies while maintaining the environmental parameters required for micro-nanofabrication processes or materials development? …

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May 16, 2024

Celebration of International Day of Light

International Day of Light is celebrated on May 16, the anniversary of the first successful laser operation in 1960 by physicist and engineer Theodore Maiman …

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April 18, 2024

On-Chip Electro-Optic Frequency-Comb Generation at 8 µm wavelength

The development of compact systems operating in the long-wave infrared wavelength range is of high interest for spectroscopic and sensing applications. There is currently a …

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May 2, 2024

Video report : Stephen Hawking's black hole hypothesis tested in the lab by two C2N researchers

According to Stephen Hawking's theory, black holes should emit particles. But this radiation is too weak to be observed. To try and understand this phenomenon, …

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April 16, 2024

Indentation of a ternary 2D material membrane coupled with local optical measurement

Straintronics involves the manipulation and regulation of the electronic characteristics of 2D materials through the use of macro- and nano-scale strain engineering. In this study, …

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Feb. 13, 2024

Titiksha Srivastava, Laureate of the Chargé.e de recherche CNRS competition

Titiksha Srivastava, originally from India, cultivated her interest in nanoscience by obtaining a Master's degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Grenoble Alpes University. Her internship …

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June 26, 2024

C2N organizes a new edition of the National Semiconductor Nanowire Days

The J2N brings together the French scientific community working on nanowires. The aim is to review the activities at the national level on crystal growth, …

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March 15, 2024

e-miRgency : the new spin-off from C2N's research work

Founded in January 2024 and housed at C2N, this start-up aims to exploit a patented technology based on microfluidics and electrochemistry to detect nucleic acids …

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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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    07/Jun/2024 - 10 a.m.

    Assembling quantum matter one atom at a time

    By Antoine Browaeys


    Over the last twenty years, physicists have learned to manipulate individual quantum objects: atoms, ions, molecules, quantum circuits, electronic spins... It is now possible …

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    31/May/2024 - 1:30 p.m.

    Monte Carlo simulations of phonon transport in nanostructures based on ab-initio methods

    By Junbum Park

    As the trend towards miniaturization of electronic devices continues, understanding heat transport at the nanoscale becomes increasingly crucial for developing energy-efficient and reliable systems. Conventional …

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    31/May/2024 - 2 p.m.

    By Federico Monti

    PhC nanolasers are receiving increasing attention due to their unique capacity to manipulate and confine light at a very small scale. Their small footprint and …

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    10/Jun/2024 - 2 p.m.

    Multimodal one-dimensional photonic crystal cavities

    By Loredana Maria Massaro

    Integrated photonics research focuses its efforts in developing miniaturised and efficient devices for applications in quantum information, metrology and medicine. In this context, photonic crystal …

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    08/Nov/2023 - 2 p.m.

    Along the edges of crystal growth:planar, nanostructured and van der Waals epitaxy

    By Fabrice Oehler

    Many semiconducting materials used in electronic devices are crystalline solids, in which atoms are ordered by well-defined symmetries. These synthetic (man-made) crystalline solids are obtained …

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    08/Dec/2023 - 9:30 a.m.

    (in french) Photonique quantique intégrée : Orchestrer modes ou photons

    By Nadia Belabas

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