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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Oct. 9, 2020

Scientists mimic the properties of harmonic oscillators with semiconductors and demonstrate unprecedented room temperature THz absorption

The harmonic oscillator is a foundational concept in physics ...

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Nov. 3, 2020

Ever thinner solar cells

Thickness reduction can be a key element in the quest for cheaper and more efficient solar cells. Making solar cells at least 10 times thinner ...

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Sept. 25, 2020

Effect of sintering germanium epilayers on dislocation dynamics: From theory to experimental observation

Abstract

High-quality germanium epilayers on Si with low threading-dislocation density were achieved by sintering of porous Ge/Si films. The process consists in the formation ...

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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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Nov. 4, 2020

A Plug-and-play approach to integrated nanoacoustics

From taut strings vibrating in musical instruments to micro electro-mechanical systems for optoelectronics, vibrations cover an extensive range of applications. While at a macroscopic scale ...

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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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Oct. 15, 2020

Phase Transition in a Memristive Suspended MoS2 Monolayer Probed by Opto-and Electro-Mechanics

In recent years, new 2D semiconductor materials have shown exotic and exciting electronic or optoelectronic properties with multiple applications. In particular, several interesting mechanisms can ...

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Oct. 15, 2020

Versatile Photonic Entanglement Synthesizer in the Spatial Domain

Abstract

Multimode entanglement is an essential resource for quantum information in continuous-variable systems. Light-based quantum technologies will arguably not be built upon table-top bulk setups ...

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Oct. 13, 2020

Quantum state engineering in arrays of nonlinear waveguides

Abstract

In the current quest for efficient and experimentally feasible platforms for implementation of multimode squeezing and entanglement in the continuous variable regime, we underpin ...

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Research

Research

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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Jobs

Jobs

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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Facility

Facility

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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    Seminars
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    27/Nov/2020

    Magnetization dynamics in chiral spin textures

    A variety of nontrivial spin textures can appear on the nanoscale as a result of competing magnetic interactions. A notable example being studied actively at present ...

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    PhD defense
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    03/Dec/2020

    (in french) Diodes Lasers hybrides pour les communications cohérentes avancées dans les datacenters

    Philippe Gallion IMT/ParisTech, (Rapporteur), Professer Emérite, 

    Christophe Peucheret ENSAAT (Rapporteur), Professeur

    Joel Jacquet EIGSI (Examinateur), HDR

    Fréderic Boeuf ST Microelectronics (Invité)

    Béatrice Dagens ...

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    HdR defense
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    04/Dec/2020

    III-V semiconductors on Silicon hybrid Nanophotonics

    Jury members :

    Prof. Angela Vasanelli (Univ. de Paris), Rapporteur, Présidente du jury

    Prof. Jesper Mork (DTU, Danemark), Rapporteur

    Prof. Susumu Noda (Kyoto Univ., Japon), Rapporteur ...

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