The French president, Emmanuel Macron, visited our lab, January, 21st


March 12, 2021

Sylvia Matzen, Médaille de bronze CNRS 2021

After an engineering degree from the E.S.P.C.I. school (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris) and a master in Materials Science and …

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April 29, 2021

The photo entitled "Bouquet of slugs" awarded at the SEMPA France Days

This photo, of a gold electrolyte deposit, entitled Slug salad, was taken at C2N on the MAGELLAN microscope by Christophe Dupuis. It was awarded at …

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March 25, 2021

Measuring topological properties of graphene

The discovery of topological phases of matter, which was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics, has profoundly impacted our understanding of condensed matter. The …

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March 18, 2021

Rémy Braive is a finalist for the Jean Jerphagnon Prize 2020

This prize is awarded to scientists proposing an innovative project and strongly involved in technological innovation and the dissemination of optics and photonics in any …

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Feb. 5, 2021

Scientists develop an ultra-fast laser modulator for the mid-IR

Applications based on mid-infrared radiation have grown at a very rapid pace, with clear links to environmental applications. Mid-IR cameras have propelled the field of …

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March 19, 2021

Helium Ions Put Magnetic Skyrmions on the Track

Magnetic skyrmions are deemed to be the forerunners of novel spintronic applications. Due to their nanometric size and predicted efficient current-induced manipulation, magnetic skyrmions hold …

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Jan. 18, 2021

Exploiting the non-ideality of memristor devices can allow AI at the edge

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently offering incredible applications, but at the cost of a very high energy consumption. For these reasons, embedded objects like medical …

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May 5, 2021

Taking inspiration from the brain to alleviate catastrophic forgetting in artificial intelligence

For several years now, artificial intelligence has made considerable progress thanks to the implementation of deep learning: computer programs called deep artificial neural networks are …

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June 15, 2021

Discovering the origins of the universe with the QUBIC telescope

QUBIC (QU Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology) is a cosmology experiment designed to study the so-called inflation period, a period during which the Universe expanded extremely …

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Jan. 15, 2021

Delivery of the new III-V Pegase MOCVD reactor at C2N

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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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    25/Jun/2021 - 10 a.m.

    Synthesis of (111)-oriented perovskite oxides and the role of antiferromagnetic spin structure on magnetic reconstructions at ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic perovskite interfaces

    By Thomas TYBELL

    Perovskite oxides are technologically interesting because of their strong structure-property coupling, with interesting functional properties ranging from ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity to high-temperature superconductivity. Here I will give …

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    PhD defense
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    16/Jul/2021 - 2 p.m.

    (in french) Etude et réalisation d’un microdispositif magnéto-fluidique pour la capture et la détection de cytokines modèles TNF-α en fluorescence

    By Etienne LABORIE

    Jury members

    Carole CHAIX (rapporteur & examinatrice), Directrice de recherche, Université de Lyon (ISA)

    Benoit CHARLOT (rapporteur & examinateur),Directeur de recherche, Université de Montpellier (IES)

    Bruno …

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    HdR defense
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    17/Mar/2021 - 3:30 p.m.

    Nanophononics in the GHz-THz range


    Jury members :

    Prof. Alexander BALANDIN, University of California at Riverside, USA, rapporteur

    Prof. Lukas NOVOTNY, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, rapporteur

    Prof. …

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    14/Apr/2021 - 9:30 a.m.

    (in french) De la croissance des nanofils III-Nitrures à la fabrication de générateurs piézoélectriques architecturés aux échelles nanométriques


    Jury memebers:

    Morral Anna, Professeur à l’EPFL, Suisse

    Leprince-Wang Yamin, Professeur à l’Université Gustave Eiffel, laboratoire ESYCOM, France

    Legrand Bernard, Directeur de Recherche CNRS, LAAS, France

    Monroy Eva, …

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