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5 September 2017

Liquid crystals for life

Cholesteric liquid crystals are omnipresent in the living matter. Reviewing the cholesteric twisted structures found in all types of animals and plants was missing.

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10 July 2017

From the history of Earth to quantum mechanics

Published in Accounts of Chemical Research (2017)

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9 May 2017

Control of magnetic properties of Co2MnSi Heusler alloys by ion irradiation

Evolution of the magnetic properties of the Heusler Co2MnSi alloy as a function of the type and amount of atomic disorder.

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2 May 2017

Relive the world’s first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race !

Nanocars compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race on April 28-29, 2017 in Toulouse (south-western France).
Read the press release "The world’s first international (...)

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13 March 2017

The world’s first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race is on.

Nanocars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race on April 28-29, 2017 in Toulouse (south-western France).
NanoCar Race par CNRS-en
The vehicles, which (...)

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10 March 2017

Turbostratic or graphitic: that is the question

The way graphenes pile up in graphenic particles is found to determine the way the latter behave when subjected to mechanical (flexural) stresses.

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20 January 2017

Micromirrors in the carapace of beetle Chrysina gloriosa

The liquid-crystal carapace of beetle Chrysina gloriosa includes green stripes, which are tessellated with wavelength-selective micromirrors, and silver stripes acting as broadband reflectors.

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7 December 2016

An innovative process for designing advanced turbine blades: the spark plasma sintering

Mechanical properties of the TiAl IRIS alloy in Mettalurgical and Materials Transactions A (2016)

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