OUR EXPERTISE

Synthesis and elaboration


  • Thin films and multilayers (pulverisation, evaporation, deep coating, laser ablation, chemical)

  • Nanoparticles and nanostructured materials (chemical and physical routes, laser ablation, in liquid, in ultra-high vacuum, in matrix)

    • metals, semi-conductors
    • insulators
    • alloys
    • oxydes
    • magnetic materials
    • organometallic hybrids
    • carbon-based
  • Micro-nanosystems (clean room, FIB, micro-milling, nano-manipulation)

  • Crystals (Czochralski, Bridgman, micro-pulling down, floating zone, liquid phase growth, LHPG (Laser Heated Pedestral Growth)…)

  • Metastable materials, high pressure phases (chemical reactions, phase transitions, flash sintering under high pressure)

  • Metalic alloys (arc oven with controlled atmosphere)

Caracterisation


  • Optical spectroscopy on solids, surfaces, gaz phase, single nanoparticle under extreme environment (pressure, temperature)

    • transmission, reflexion, absorption
    • fluorescence: X-UV-Vis
    • pump-probe: CW, ultra-fast from nanoseconde to attoseconde, IR to XUV
    • LIDAR
    • LIBS (mapping of elemental composition)
    • multiphoton
    • dichroïsme
  • Vibrationnal spectroscopy on solids, surfaces, on single nanoparticles, under high pressure, under high temperature, in gaz phase

    • Raman
    • FT-IR
    • Brillouin
    • IRMPD
  • Photo-electron spectroscopy (XPS/ESCA)

  • Mass spectrometry, up to GDa

  • Ionic mobility

  • Microscopy (optic, confocal, multiphoton, TEM, MEB, AFM, STM)

  • Magnetism measurements (SQUID)

  • Transport (thermal, electronic, micro nano fluidic systems, rheometry, at the nano scale)

  • Ellipsometry

  • Profilometry (optical, mecanical)

Modelization


  • Condensed- and soft-matter: from the molecule to the bulk and complex systems

    • Mecanical thermal and thermo-mechanical behaviour (finite elements (COMSOL, CAST3M))
    • Thermal, thermo-electric, electronic, magnetic, mecanical properties of materials (ab-initio, DFT, force fields, molecular dynamics)
    • Vibrationnal and electronic spectroscopic response: from molecule to bulk (DFT)
    • Structure and stability of molecules, biomolecules, materials (atomistic simulations, foce fields AMBER CHARMM, DFT)
    • Fracture on heterogeneous materials (phases fields method, Boltzmann, atomistic simulation
    • Nanofluidic transport, complex fluids, granular material, particles and active matter (COMSOL, classical and ab-initio molecular dynamics)
  • Optical

    • Guided propagation moides (analytical methods)
    • Metallic nanoparticles on substrates: linear optical properties, plasmonic response (finite elements (COMSOL, DDA, CAST3M), generalized Mie theory, TDDFT
    • Optical properties: non linear, pump-probe spectroscopy, near- and far-field, diffusion, absorption, reflectometry on multilayers (analytical). Ion optics (SIMION)