May 14, 2019

Taking advantage of disorder to trap sound and light

News from Institut de physique (INP) of CNRS - April 29, 2019 (released in French)

Physicists have proposed a novel approach to confine light and sound ...

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Oct. 9, 2019

Mimicking potentials for acoustic-phonons by shaping their propagation through a nanoengineered structure

In a theoretical work, a team of researchers at C2N has proposed a novel nanoengineered approach to manipulate the way acoustic-phonons travel through a periodic ...

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July 22, 2019

Controlling with light the amplitude and the direction of the deformation of a material

Thanks to the integration and characterization of ferroelectric thin films into capacitive micro-devices, a team of researchers at C2N has shown that it is possible ...

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Aug. 5, 2019

Ultrathin solar cells reach a record of nearly 20% efficiency

Researchers at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), in collaboration in particular with researchers at the German Fraunhofer ISE, have succeeded to trap ...

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July 18, 2019

Experimental demonstration of an on-chip, passive high-rejection filter in silicon

Physicists at C2N and Institut de Physique de Nice have found a simple and generic strategy to overcome one of the major limitations in the ...

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April 24, 2019

A cryogenic transistor for observing a superconductor

News from Institut des sciences de l'ingénierie et des systèmes (INSIS) of CNRS - April 15, 2019 (released in French)

Thanks to its expertise in the ...

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May 15, 2019

Macroscopic electron quantum coherence in a solid-state circuit

A team of researchers of C2N achieved in an experimental work a coherent propagation of electrons in circuits over macroscopic distances through a novel nano-engineering ...

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Aug. 20, 2019

Generation of light in a photon-number quantum superposition

Physicists at C2N have demonstrated for the first time the direct generation of light in a state that is simultaneously a single photon, two photons ...

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Sept. 19, 2019

A lab-on-a-chip for the ultrasensitive detection of biomarkers

This article was first published in the CNRS – La lettre Innovation (in French) in September 2019, under « Brevets et licences ».

A team ...

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July 4, 2019

Confined nanoscale sound controls light in a microresonator

Researchers demonstrate a semiconductor device for the tailored generation of Brillouin signals in the ultrahigh 100GHz-THz regime.

When traversing a solid material such as glass ...

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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 scientific major 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-Sud 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 nanfabrication network (Renatech network).

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    Light interaction with nanoresonators

    Resonators, be it plasmonic, photonic, micro or pico, are triggering the development of various applications in nanooptics, from quantum information processing, plasmon-assisted lasing, to nanosensing ...

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    Second C2N Colloquium - Save The Date

    Abstract will come soon...

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    PhD defense
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    Subwavelength engineering of silicon waveguides and cavities for nonlinear photonics

    Eric CASSAN, Professeur, Université Paris-Sud, Directeur de thèse

    Régis BARILLE, Professeur, Universite Angers/CNRS UMR 6200, Rapporteur

    Béatrice DAGENS, Professeur, Université Paris Sud/CNRS UMR 9001, Examinateur

    Xinliang ZHANG ...

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    (in french) Intégration de semiconducteurs III-V et IV-IV sur silicium à l’échelle nanométrique

    Jury members :

    Charles FONTAINE, Rapporteur 1

    Thierry BARON, Rapporteur 2

    Charles CORNET, Rapporteur 3

    Bruno GERARD, Examinateur 1

    Gilles PATRIARCHE, Examinateur 2

    Daniel BOUCHIER, Examinateur ...

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