Sept. 5, 2023

Women in business : become a leader

C2N is proud to have welcomed, once again this year, the participants of the "Women In business become a leader" programme designed by Université Paris …

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Oct. 8, 2023

C2N opens its doors for the Fête de la Science and the CNRS event : Visites Insolites

Once again this year, C2N will be one of the many participants in the Fête de la Science. Come and meet the sculptors of the …

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July 13, 2023

The GLUCOPASS project, laureate of the "POC IN LABS" call for 2023 prematurity projects

The GLUCOPASS project is selected by the “Poc-In-Labs 2023” project call at Université Paris-Saclay. The project aims at assessing the relevance of a recently …

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May 31, 2023

Forecasting extreme events using partial information from a spatiotemporally chaotic microlaser

Extreme events are rare and intense phenomena found in a variety of situations occurring in hydrodynamics (oceanic rogue waves), earth sciences (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods), …

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June 20, 2023

Electrically driven nanogap antennas and quantum tunneling regime

The optical and electrical characteristics of electrically-driven nanogap antennas are extremely sensitive to the nanogap region where the fields are tightly confined and electrons and …

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July 26, 2023

What triggers the growth of GaN on graphene ?

With the perspective of using two-dimensional materials as growth substrates for opto-electronic devices, a team composed of PhDs, engineers and researchers at C2N is exploring …

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Sept. 7, 2023

Jacques Gierak, CNRS Research Engineer at C2N, Laureate 2023 of the CNRS Innovation Medal.

Congratulations to Jacques Gierak, CNRS Research Engineer at C2N Laureate 2023 of the CNRS Medal for Innovation.
A world expert in focused ion beams, …

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June 6, 2023

Pascale Senellart, Director of Research at C2N, elected to the Académie des Sciences

Following the elections opened in 2022, the Académie des Sciences has elected 18 new members, including Pascale Senellart, Director of Research at C2N. She …

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June 1, 2023

Skyrmions : Nanoscale sources of magnetic waves

Physicists from the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N), along with their colleagues in France, have uncovered a new method to generate spin waves using …

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June 15, 2023

Sub-Hz closed loop electro-optomechanical oscillator with Gallium phosphide photonic crystal integrated on SoI circuitry

We report on a new approach of a low phase noise electro-optomechanical oscillator directly working in the GHz frequency range. The developed nano-scale oscillator is …

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More C2N News



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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    Afficher plus de Seminars

    23/Jun/2023 - 10 a.m.

    Dynamically Reconfigurable Nanophotonic Devices Enabled by Phase-change Materials

    By Ali Adibi

    A new platform for miniaturized reconfigurable nanophotonics through integration of dielectric, semiconductor, and plasmonic materials with nonvolatile phase-change materials will be discussed. This platform enables …

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    28/Jun/2023 - 10 a.m.

    femto-second to pico-second laser pulse to switch magnetization

    By Stéphane Mangin

    During the last decade all-optical ultrafast magnetization switching in magnetic material thin film without the assistance of an applied external magnetic field has been explored …

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    30/Jun/2023 - 10 a.m.

    High performance silicon and silicon metamaterials for integrated photonics

    By Winnie Ye

    Silicon based photonics has been under great scrutiny in recent years due to their potential for making highly compact monolithic integration of multifunctional electronic and …

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    07/Jul/2023 - 10 a.m.

    Advanced numerical methodology for designing passive and active nanophotonic devices

    By Mahmoud Elsawy

    In this presentation, I am excited to share with you our cutting-edge optimization approach
    for multiobjective metasurface setups. Our method is based on statistical learning, …

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    10/Jul/2023 - 2 p.m.

    Astronomy meets photonics: a unique potential for the next decade

    By Lucas Labadie

    New discoveries in astronomy rely primarily on the astronomers' ability to develop and exploit new technologies to process and analyze the very few distant stellar …

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    28/Jul/2023 - 11 a.m.

    Spin waves in curved magnetic shells

    By Lukas Körber

    The exploration of three-dimensional architectures has recently become a focus in several research fields, including the study of ferromagnets and superconductors. Depending on the underlying …

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    PhD defense
    Afficher plus de PhD defense

    28/Sep/2023 - 3 p.m.

    Novel optical devices with non-Hermitian physics

    By Yaoyao LIANG

    This PhD thesis deals with the development of a new concepts of optical sources exploiting the concept of Hon-Hermitian physics. To this end, two new …

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    29/Sep/2023 - 2 p.m.

    Coupling of thermoelectric and electrochemical measurements in microfluidics for microRNA detection

    By Martina Freisa

    Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs composed of 19-25 nucleotides and present in various bodily fluids, including blood, serum, saliva,urine, and breast milk. The …

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    HdR defense
    Afficher plus de HdR defense

    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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