April 18, 2024

On-Chip Electro-Optic Frequency-Comb Generation at 8 µm wavelength

The development of compact systems operating in the long-wave infrared wavelength range is of high interest for spectroscopic and sensing applications. There is currently a …

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June 26, 2024

C2N organizes a new edition of the National Semiconductor Nanowire Days

The J2N brings together the French scientific community working on nanowires. The aim is to review the activities at the national level on crystal growth, …

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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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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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April 30, 2024

Designing matter on a nanometric scale : report from C2N in L'Usine Nouvelle magazine

"Editing electronic circuits, preparing samples for transmission electron microscopy or creating nanopores... the capabilities of focused ion beams are numerous. But they all have one …

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May 2, 2024

Video report : Stephen Hawking's black hole hypothesis tested in the lab by two C2N researchers

According to Stephen Hawking's theory, black holes should emit particles. But this radiation is too weak to be observed. To try and understand this phenomenon, …

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May 16, 2024

Celebration of International Day of Light

International Day of Light is celebrated on May 16, the anniversary of the first successful laser operation in 1960 by physicist and engineer Theodore Maiman …

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March 1, 2024

Energy management in cleanrooms : Actions and feedback from C2N in Salles Propres magazine

How to control the energy consumption of a cleanroom dedicated to microelectronic technologies while maintaining the environmental parameters required for micro-nanofabrication processes or materials development? …

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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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April 16, 2024

Indentation of a ternary 2D material membrane coupled with local optical measurement

Straintronics involves the manipulation and regulation of the electronic characteristics of 2D materials through the use of macro- and nano-scale strain engineering. In this study, …

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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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    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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    26/Apr/2024 - 10 a.m.

    Optimized photonic integrated devices for free space applications

    By Daniele Melati


    Photonic integration offers great potentialities for the realization of compact, light-weight, and low-cost systems for free-space applications, noteworthy in the field of 3D imaging …

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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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