Aug. 24, 2022

Coherent light reveals universal behavior

Universality is a powerful concept in statistical physics that allows understanding critical phenomena and describing them effectively on the basis of a few fundamental ingredients. …

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Sept. 16, 2022

Scientific visit of the IPVF for 11 of our PhD and post-doc students

On Friday, September 16, a group of 11 doctoral and post-doctoral students from C2N visited the IPVF (Institut Photovoltaïque d'Île-de-France) premises and laboratories. The program …

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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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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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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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Sept. 14, 2022

Floquet Control of Optomechanical Bistability in Multimode Systems

Dynamical interactions famously provide a means to induce distinct steady states. In this respect, nanomechanical resonators are particularly interesting because they can be described by …

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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 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 11, 2022

Magneto-Ionics in Annealed W/CoFeB/HfO2 Thin Films

The magneto-ionic modulation of the Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction (DMI) and the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA), in W/CoFeB/HfO2 stacks annealed at different temperatures and for varying annealing …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Nanophotonics : Solutions for improved and compact visualization systems

Nanophotonics has a role to play in compacting, lightening and improving optical systems for mobility applications. Thanks to its modular nature and its compatibility with …

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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

    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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    30/Sep/2022 - 10 a.m.

    First C2N Colloquium : Quantum fluids of light in semiconductor lattices

    By Jacqueline Bloch

    When confining photons in semiconductor lattices, it is possible to deeply modify their physical properties. Photons can behave as finite or even infinite mass …

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    PhD defense
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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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    19/Sep/2022 - 2 p.m.

    (in french) Transport électronique en régime de couplage fort lumière-matière pour les dispositifs quantiques moyen-infrarouge

    By Mathurin LAGREE

    Jury members :

    M. Raffaele COLOMBELLI, Université Paris-Saclay GS Sciences de l’ingénierie et des systèmes, Directeur de thèse

    Mme Virginie TRINITÉ,  III-Vlab,Encadrante 

    M. Simone DE LIBERATO, University of Southampton, Rapporteur

    M. …

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    26/Sep/2022 - 2 p.m.

    Novel solutions for piezogeneration enhancement in GaN nanowires

    By Tanbir SODHI

    Jury members :
    Gustavo Ardila, HDR, IMEP-LaHC, rapporteur
    Brice Gautier, Professeur des Universités, INSA Lyon, rapporteur
    Guylaine Poulin-Vittrant, DR2-CNRS, Greman, examinateur
    Vincent Sallet, Chargé de …

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    HdR defense
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    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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