Highlights 2016

November 2016

Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, along with Inac, a fundamental research division of CEA, and the University of Grenoble Alpes have achieved the first demonstration of a quantum-dot-based spin qubit using an industry-standard fabrication process.

October 2016

Contact : Bernard Dieny
The writing in conventional magnetic memories based on magnetic tunnel junctions (STT-MRAM) is intrinsically stochastic : a large amplitude thermal fluctuation is required to trigger the siwthing of the storage layer magnetization.
Contact : François Bonne
SBT has developed a library to simulate cryogenic refrigerators, from hot compression up to the cryodistribution.
Contact : Olivier Klein
Magnonic is an emerging research field, which aims at exploiting pure spin transport in magnetic materials. The elementary excitations are the propagating spin-waves, also called magnon, which are bosonic quasiparticles.
Drug targeting is an attractive and powerful therapeutic strategy that is proposed to enhance drug efficacy and to decrease the many side-effects associated with systemic drug therapy. Indeed, it achieves specific drug accumulation in the diseased organ or cells.

September 2016

Contact : Laurent Vila
At the interface between the strontium titanate and the lanthanide aluminate forms a 2 dimensional electron system.
Contact : David ARADILLA
Within the framework of the NEST (Nanowires for Energy STorage) european project (2012 -2016, no.

August 2016

Contact : Julien CLAUDON
It has been shown in recent years that mechanical stress can be used to tune the electronic and optical properties of semiconductor quantum dots. For instance, this approach has been implemented to adjust finely the emission wavelength of quantum dot single photon sources.
The Léon Brillouin Great Prize has been founded by the French Optical Society, with the support of the iXCore Research Foundation, to honor the memory of the great physicist Léon Brillouin, whose discoveries have deeply influenced the modern development of Optics.

July 2016

Contact : Anthony ATTARD
Inac has finished the development of its new generation of low temperatures measurement station (CABTR). They will be installed on Iter project.
Contact : Olivier Boulle
These nanoscale magnetic textures have been observed at room temperature in materials compatible with the microelectronics industry by  O. Boulle and his colleagues from Spintec in Grenoble.

June 2016

Researchers from INAC/PHELIQS (CEA Grenoble) and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience (TU Delft, Netherlands) have predicted the occurrence of topological transitions in multi-terminal Josephson junctions.

May 2016

Contact : Laurent Vila
A CoFe based ferromagnetic alloy has been used in lateral spin valves to replace NiFe alloys, which are overwhelmingly exploited as ferromagnets electrodes in lateral spintronic devices. By using this second material, emitted signals are found to be one order of magnitude larger.

March 2016

Contact : Bruno Gayral
We have studied the growth and optical properties of AlGaN nanowires, a potential candidate for future ultraviolet light sources. We have evidenced that such structures behave as a collection of quantum dots due to short-scale composition fluctuations.

February 2016

Contact : Romain Maurand
microelectronics industry has shrinked the size of transistors present in our computers and other electronic equipment, arriving to critical sizes on the order of ten nanometers.
Contact : Thierry Deutsch
Electronic structure calculations based on the Density Functional Theory are widely applied to materials and molecules. Nevertheless, there are limited to systems with few hundred of atoms because the operation scaling is cubic versus the number of atoms.
Contact: Ursula EBELS
Spintronic concepts and materials are well known for their applications in data storage, magnetic memory and hybrid logic devices. Besides, they can also bring novel approaches for the realization of microwave components such as rf signal sources or rf detectors.

January 2016

In January, the Nanoscience Foundation awarded the 2015 Thesis Prize to Benoit Gaury for his scientific contribution on « Emerging concepts in time-resolved quantum nanoelectronics ».


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