June 10, 2022

Frédéric Pierre, CNRS Silver Medalist 2022

Frédéric Pierre is Director of Research at the CNRS and head of the Quantum physics in circuit team. He has developed a measurement system that …

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July 7, 2022

Daniele Melati, laureate of an ERC Starting Grant for his project BEAMS

Project summary

The use of laser beams is the key element of many next-generation technologies that are currently under development and that are receiving an …

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May 9, 2022

Optical solitons create a topological edge in the bulk of a 1D chain of optical cavities

Optical solitons are highly localized nonlinear states of light, which are named by analogy with solitary waves encountered in hydrodynamics. C2N researchers, with two teams …

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April 7, 2022

Electromechanical conversion efficiency of GaN NWs: critical influence of the NW stiffness, the Schottky nano-contact and the surface charge effects

The piezoelectric nanowires (NWs) are considered as promising nanomaterials to develop high-efficient piezoelectric generators. Establishing the relationship between their characteristics and their piezoelectric conversion properties …

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June 7, 2022

[Portrait] Martina Freisa, PhD student - Dpt MicroSystems and NanoBioFluidics : I like the noble cause of preventing health diseases

Could you describe your course of study ?

I attended my Bachelor's in engineering physics at Politecnico di Torino, in Italy. Here, I started to …

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July 19, 2022

[TRIBUTE] Xavier Le Roux, Research Engineer at C2N

It is with deep and infinite sadness that we learned of the sudden death of our colleague and friend Xavier Le Roux on the 2nd …

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July 7, 2022

Francesco Manegatti, Grand Prix I-PhD - Innovation Award for his project NCODIN developed at C2N

On Monday 4 July 2022, the awards ceremony for the winners of the 2021-2022 Innovation Contest launched in November 2021 by the Government under France …

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June 15, 2022

Visit of the Quebec Quantum Delegation as part of a strategic quantum mission to the Netherlands and France

C2N received a visit from the Delegation Quebec Quantique as part of their strategic mission in France. The purpose of the visit to France was …

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April 7, 2022

International team of scientists finds new and simpler way to generate “quantum light”

An international team, gathering scientists from the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Institut Néel and the University of Calgary, has discovered a new way …

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April 26, 2022

Jacqueline Bloch, laureate of an ERC Advanced Grant for her project ANAPOLIS

The ANAPOLIS project (Analog Polariton Simulators) led by Jacqueline Bloch has been selected for funding within the ERC Advanced Grant 2021 call.

Cavity polaritons, …

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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

    04/May/2022 - 11 a.m.

    Magnetic Josephson junctions for artificial synapses

    By Emilie JUE

    The performance of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has improved significantly over the last decade in such a way that AI is now everywhere in our …

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    13/May/2022 - 10 a.m.

    Nanoparticle formation in low-pressure microwave plasma.

    By Karim OUARAS

    In this talk, we give an overview of the main mechanisms occurring during nanoparticles formation in non-thermal plasmas especially when microwave excitation is used. This …

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    03/Jun/2022 - 10 a.m.

    The Antarctic in the climate system: evolution of the atmosphere-ocean-ice coupling from last to next century.

    By Cécile AGOSTA

    Until the 2000s, it was assumed that the Antarctic ice sheet, because of its large size, would not contribute to sea level on a century …

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    09/Jun/2022 - 2 p.m.

    Cavity optomechanics with exciton-polaritons condensates


    Hybrid systems combining both cavity electrodynamics and cavity optomechanics have been theoretically proposed, with predictions of cooling at the single-polariton level. Cavity optomechanics with exciton-polariton …

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    05/Jul/2022 - 10:30 a.m.

    Molding the flow of light with new materials and devices

    By Prof. Juejun (JJ) Hu

    This talk will provide a broad overview of ongoing research in my group and specifically focus on two topics: phase change material (PCM) enabled reconfigurable photonics, and …

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    06/Jul/2022 - 10 a.m.

    International Research laboratory ELyTMaX Engineering Science Lyon Tohoku, Materials and systems under extreme conditions

    By Gaël SEBAL

    International Research laboratory ELyTMaX

    Engineering Science Lyon Tohoku, Materials and systems under extreme conditions


    This presentation aims at showing the research activities held at …

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    PhD defense
    Afficher plus de PhD defense

    01/Jul/2022 - 10 a.m.

    Development of resonant nanostructures large area device for augmented reality

    By Gil CARDOSO

    Jury members :

    Cécile GOURGON, Directrice de Recherche, Université Grenoble Alpes, Rapporteur
    Aloyse DEGIRON, Chargé de Recherche, Université de Paris, Rapporteur
    Anne-Marie HAGHIRI-GOSNET, Directrice de recherche, …

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    13/Jul/2022 - 2 p.m.

    Understand and overcome the limitations of silicon/amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) nanowire solar cells


    Jury members :

    Anna Fontcuberta-i-Morral, Rapportrice & Examinatrice, Professeure, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

    Erwann Fourmond, Rapporteur & Examinateur, Maître de conférences, INSA Lyon

    José …

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    21/Jul/2022 - 2 p.m.

    Subwavelength silicon photonic nanostructures for applications in the near-IR and mid-IR

    By Thi Thuy Duong DINH

    Jury members :

    Philippe DELAYE. Directeur de recherche, Institut d’Optique. (Universite Paris-Saclay) Président

    Gonzalo WANGÜEMERT-PÉREZ. Professor, Málaga University Rapporteur & Examinateur

    Emilien PEYTAVIT. Chargé de recherche, …

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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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