Centre d’Élaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales (UPR 8011)

Controlled functionalization of graphene

Graphene on Cu (111) or on mica can be functionalized in a controlled manner by photo-cycloaddition reactions between a 2D supramolecular layer of a maleimide dienophile and graphene. This reaction disrupts the delocalization of the electrons of graphene by opening a gap of 170 meV in the irradiated zones.

Introducing the "Blue Buggy", our last generation nanocar ready for the next nano Grand Prix

A collaboration of researchers in France and Japan have developed a new family of nanocars ready to compete on a gold surface against the 9 other teams selected for the 2nd Nanocar Race in 2021.

Core-shell nanoparticles with evolving forms

Core-shell iron-golf nanoparticles synthesized by UHV growth show an astonishing evolution of their morphology as the amount of gold increases, changing from a polyhedral shape to an iron cube coated by truncated gold pyramids. The origin of this evolution has been elucidated.

Biomimetic design of patterned insect carapaces

Replicating twisted liquid crystal patterns found in insects is extremely difficult. A solution based on an eco-design is published in Nature Communications. In addition, proof-of-concept prototypes of optical tags in cryptography are presented.

Florent Houdellier laureate of the CNRS crystal medal

Florent Houdellier is the 2020 laureate of the CNRS crystal medal which distinguishes research support personnel who, through their creativity, their technical mastery and their sense of innovation, contribute alongside researchers to the advancement of knowledge and to the excellence of French research!

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20 October 2020

PhD Defense - Germercy Paredes

Wednesday 28 October at 3pm
"Development of new probes based on carbon nanocones for near field microscopies"

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14 October 2020

PhD defense - Mia Andersen

Monday 26 October - 4:00pm
"2D and 3D quantitative TEM mapping of magnetic CoNi nanowires"

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28 September 2020

Séminaire du jeudi - When light activates matter

Thursday 15 October
Open seminar - coffee @ 10:30

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28 September 2020

PhD defense - Ségolène Combettes

Friday 16 October - 2:00pm
"Growth and morphology of core-shell Fe@Au faceted nanoparticles: an experimental and theoretical study"

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14 September 2020

Séminaire du jeudi - "How can insects navigate so well in complex environment?"

Jeudi 17 septembre
Open seminar - coffee served at 10:30

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