Dec. 6, 2023

Benoît Bélier, Technical Director of the PIMENT platform, winner of the Cristal Collectif 2023 award

Benoît Bélier, Technical Director of the Plateforme d'Innovation en Micro Et Nano-Technologies (PIMENT), has been awarded the Cristal collectif* 2023 by the CNRS.

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Nov. 30, 2023

OQuLus kick-off meeting - PEPR QUANTIQUE

The OQuLus (Optical Quantum Calculus) project is funded as part of the national quantum strategy (France 2030, grant effective from 1 October 2023, worth €11,500,000). …

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Jan. 2, 2024

Benoit Ivanovsky, European Project Engineer at C2N

Benoit Ivanovsky, who holds a Master's degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, developed a keen interest in the …

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Dec. 7, 2023

C2N and Partners Unveil Groundbreaking Memristor-Based Neural Network for Enhanced Medical Diagnostics

A groundbreaking study published in Nature Communications on December 7, 2023, showcases a major advancement in neural network technology, with significant implications for medical diagnostics. …

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Dec. 21, 2023

Pascale Senellart awarded the Prix Jean Ricard 2023 by the SFP Pascale Senellart laureate of the 2023 Jean Ricard Prize of the SFP and member of the Presidential Council for Science

Congratulations to our colleague Pascale Senellart, CNRS Research Director at C2N, laureate of the Prix Jean Ricard 2023 of the Société Française d'Optique - SFP …

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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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Feb. 1, 2024

Sarah Née, the new Manager of the Health, Safety and Environment Department

Originally from the Indian Ocean, Sarah Née has moved between the worlds of teaching and the environment. Her experience in the fields of prevention, hygiene, …

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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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Jan. 3, 2024

2024, a successful year

All our teams wish you the very best for 2024.

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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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    02/Feb/2024 - 10 a.m.

    (in french) Les merveilleux nuages; que faire du nucléaire ?

    By Harry Bernas

    C’est d’abord la structure sociale et économique qui détermine la manière d’utiliser l’énergie. Or les sociétés changeront profondément dans les trois décennies à venir sous …

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    01/Mar/2024 - 10 a.m.

    (in french) Rebound effects, LEDs and the role of technology in the ecological transition

    By Bruno GAYRAL

    The citation for the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was for “the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white …

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    08/Mar/2024 - 10 a.m.

    ION-X and Spin-Ion, two start-ups located at the C2N

    By Thomas Hiriart (ION-X) and Marie Drouhin (Spin-Ion)

    Established in 2021 by CNRS and the startup studio Technofounders, the company ION-X aims to become one of the global leaders in space mobility. …

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    15/Mar/2024 - 10 a.m.

    Imaging ultrafast and ultrasmall: Unraveling nanoscale electronic and magnetic behavior using time-resolved x-ray scattering

    By Roopali Kukreja

    Ultrafast laser control of correlated materials has emerged as a fascinating avenue of manipulating magnetic and electronic behavior at femtosecond timescales. Ultrafast manipulation of these …

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    05/Apr/2024 - 10 a.m.

    LGTBQIA+ diversity in STEM: Current situation and actions for equality

    By Aitor Villafranca Velasco

    Did you know that one out of three trans scientists suffer harassment at their workplace? Or that only 14% of bisexual STEM professionals are out …

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    12/Apr/2024 - 11 a.m.

    Silicon Photonics for LiDAR, Augmented Reality, Biophotonics, Quantum Engineering, and Beyond

    By Jelena Notaros

    By enabling the integration of millions of micro-scale optical components on compact millimeter-scale
    computer chips, silicon photonics is positioned to enable next-generation optical technologies …

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    21/Dec/2023 - 2 p.m.

    Coherent optical spectroscopy of InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots doped with a single Mn atom

    By Jovana Filipovic

    In the context of quantum technologies, InGaAs/GaAs:Mn quantum dots containing a single magnetic atom (a Mn atom) present a level structure and optical selection rules …

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    24/Jan/2024 - 2 p.m.

    (in french) Croissance par épitaxie par jets moléculaires d'hétérostructures BiSb/MnGa pour l'étude de la conversion d'un courant de charge en courant de spin

    By Diana She

    figure : STEM-HAADF cross section of the BiSb(9 nm)/MnGa(10 nm)//GaAs(001) heterostructure

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    05/Apr/2024 - 2 p.m.

    Developing a slow-mode nanophotonic platform for strong interaction between cold Rb atoms and guided photons

    By Sukanya Mahapatra

    Light-matter interaction at the single-quanta level is the keystone of quantum information science. However, single quanta are generally weakly interacting and enhancing this coupling has …

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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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