Science at CEMES

The CEMES/CNRS covers a wide range of scientific activities aimed at the manufacturing, the understanding, the modeling and the manipulation of matter at the atomic scale. There, physicists and chemists invent and fabricate materials, nanomaterials and molecules of desirable properties and integrate them into demonstrating devices.
CEMES mostly aims at
i) establishing the link between the atomic structure/composition and the physical properties of (nano)materials,
ii) designing, synthesizing and studying the first prototypes of molecular nano-machines and,
iii) inventing and/or developing new instruments and techniques able to study these “objects” at the pertinent scales (space and time).
CEMES currently host almost 200 people, 36 CNRS full-time researchers, 31 University Professors or Assistant Professors, 40 engineers, technicians or administrative staffs, and from 70 to 90 postdocs, PhD students and undergraduates.
Présentation du laboratoire
Physicists and chemists developing common language at CEMES.
At CEMES, scientific research is developed within three large groups gathering 20-30 permanent researchers each: the Crystalline Materials under Stress (MC2) group, the Nanomaterials group (nMat) and the Nanosciences group (GNS). Four platforms support the scientific activities: Characterization, Nanofabrication, Engineering and Support.
Présentation du laboratoire
The CEMES experimental means cope with the challenges of fabricating and imaging “nano-objects” as well as manipulating their physical properties: 5 electron transmission microscopes devoted to chemical analysis, defect identification, atomic imaging, electron holography and in-situ studies, 5 near-field microscopes (STM, UHV-low-T STM, NC-AFM, SNOM), several X-ray diffractometers including a WAXS and a SAXS, Raman, PL and Raman-Brillouin spectrometers, a ultra-low energy ion implantor. 2 sputtering/deposition, a MBE and 2 FIB machines are run and maintained by the platforms.