Contact : Gaël De Paëpe
We introduced a family of highly efficient polarizing agents for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP)-enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) applications, composed of asymmetric bis-nitroxides, in which a piperidine-based radical and a pyrrolinoxyl or a proxyl radical are linked together.
Contact : Olivier Klein
We have recently reported that pure spin conductors could behave as nonlinear component in the high power regime, hereby opening up considerably the realm of functions realizable with magnetic materials. An additional feature is that these are continuously tunable by an external magnetic field.
Contact : Gilles Gaudin
We report on the wave-vector independent detection of short-waved spin waves with wavelengths down to 150 nm by the inverse spin Hall effect in spin-wave waveguides made from CMOS-compatible sputtered Ta/CoFeB/MgO.
Colloidal suspensions of electrically charged nanometric sheets (nanosheets), like graphene oxide or clays, which are widely used in industry, can form liquid-crystalline phases.
Contact : Marc Sanquer
Research on silicon-based spin qubits is currently extensively pursued looking for a viable pathway towards large-scale integration.
Three-dimensional mesoporous inverse opal TiO2 nanostructures were synthesized and efficiently transferred into the photoelectrodes of dye sensitized solar cells.
Contact : Dmitry Aldakov
Mimic photosynthesis of plants to convert, thanks to light, stable and abundant molecules such as water and CO2 into high energy fuel (hydrogen) or chemicals of interest to industry, is today a major challenge of research.
This study discuss the shift observed in spintronics from the current-perpendicular-to-plane geometry towards lateral geometries, illustrating the new opportunities offered by this configuration.
Contact : Marina Gromova
Liquid state NMR is used to investigate surface state of CuInS2 nanocrystals (NCs). 1H and 13C NMR studies of NCs dispersed in organic solvent allowed characterizing and quantifying the ligands at the NC surface, while diffusional NMR enabled studying ligand binding dynamics.
Contact : Eva Monroy
Researchers at INAC-PHELIQS-NPSC have developed new approaches for the detection of ultraviolet/infrared light using single GaN nanowires. Results have led to the demonstration of the first photodetector-in-a-wire based on intersubband transitions, i.e.
Contact : David Aradilla
Three different services, SyMMES, MEM and PhELIQS from INAC institute, have been working together during the last year and a half within the framework of a collaborative intern project dealing with nitrogen doped-vertically oriented graphene nanosheets (N-VOGNs) for supercapacitor applications.
Integration of charge sensors for the readout of semiconductor quantum bits (qubits) is required for a realistic realization of scalable quantum computer.
In the context of the study of the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity, a phase transition has been evidenced as a function of magnetic field between two phases having identical magnetic symmetry.
Contact : Xavier Waintal
Joseph Weston who worked at INAC during his PhD under the direction of Xavier Waintal has been selected to have his manuscript publied by Springer in 2017. Each year, internationally top-ranked research institutes select their best thesis annually for publication in this series.
Contact : David Aradilla
Rodrigo Newell has received an award by the Société Chimique de France (SCF - Subdivision Electrochimie) within the framework of his master project conducted at INAC/SyMMES/STEP under the supervision of Dr. Aradilla.
Uranium is a natural element widely found in the environment, due to both natural occurrence in mineral ores or in sea water and industrial applications. The production of nuclear energy uses enriched uranium in 235U for nuclear fission.
Jean-Pierre Nozières, Spintec researcher in magnetic devices, is one of the winners of the Innovation Medal of the CNRS “cuvee” 2017 at 54 years old.
Contact : Joël Emery
The properties of hard X-ray to excite light emission can be combined simultaneously with X-ray fluorescence techniques to study nanoscale devices as demonstrated for multiple quantum well (MQW) InGaN/GaN core/shell wires integrated in blue LED emitters.
Contact : Mair CHSHIEV
Advancing spintronic devices requires using novel 2D materials including graphene with featured properties. In particular, a significant effort has been focused on injecting spins and inducing magnetism in graphene giving rise to emerging field of graphene spintronics.
The development of sensitive and compact readout tools of quantum states is a central issue in the run to industrial scalability of semiconductor quantum bits (qubits).
In a metal the energy levels of the electrons, which have to be all in different quantum states due to the Pauli exclusion principle, are filled up to the Fermi energy at zero temperature.
Contact : Gaël De Paepe
Katharina Märker (PhD student, MEM/RM) was awarded the Ernst Award during the Annual Meeting of the German Magnetic Resonance Discussion Group in Düsseldorf. At this occasion she had the opportunity to present her recently published work on NMR crystallography.
Moiré patterns are superlattice structures that appear when two crystals with a lattice mismatch or with a different orientation are superimposed. We have developed a universal classification of all possible periodic Moirés in order to determine their exact crystallographic structure.
Contact : Stefano Mossa
Veerapandian Ponnuchamy, Ioannis Skarmoutsos, Stefano Mossa - INAC/SYMMES Valentina Vetere - LITEN/DEHT The electrolyte is a crucial component of a Lithium-ion battery. On one side, it affects the rate of the energy release, by controlling the mass transport properties within the cell.
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.
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.
Contact : Christine HOA
The cryogenic plant of the tokamak JT60-SA has successfully pass one of the most demanding acceptance tests.
Contact : David ARADILLA
Within the framework of the NEST (Nanowires for Energy STorage) european project (2012 -2016, no.
Contact : Thierry Douki
Combustion of organic matter (engine exhaust, urban heating, etc.) produces some toxic and carcinogenic compounds known as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH). After metabolization in cells they become reactive and can modify DNA. Numerous work have studied PAH as individual products.


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