Molecular-scale electronics have attracted a growing interest, both for basic science at the nanoscale and for possible applications in nano-electronics. In the first case, molecules are quantum objects by nature and their properties can be tailored by chemistry opening avenues for new experiments.
The aim of the RETINO2 project is to develop of a new kind of artificial retina containing pixellized architectures of vertically aligned TiO2-based nanotubes physico-chemically modified for absorbing visible light, acting as artificial photoreceptors in replacement of degenerated natural ones, when
The development of nanoscale structures, in a controlled and reproducible way is one of the major challenges today in science and technology of materials. Organic or organometallic materials are well known for their remarkable optoelectronic, electronic, or magnetic properties. They are expected to
Ultra-sensitive nanoprobes for the exploration of electric charge distributions in superconductors – electroVORTEX
Soumis à un champ magnétique extérieur, les supraconducteurs de type I expulsent le champ magnétique, tandis que dans les supraconducteurs de type II le champ peut pénétrer dans la région supraconductrice sous forme de tubes de flux appelés vortex d'Abrikosov. Les prévisions théoriques indiquent qu'
The EMMA project is dedicated to the quantification of the local magnetic information that can be extracted from images or spectra acquired in a transmission electron microscope. This goal will be achieved by elaboration of suitable test-samples (nanoparticles, thin films and nanoribbons) and compar
This project is centered the study of a new generation of colloidal semiconductor nanoparticles: the nano-platelets. These objects are atomically flat with highly anisotropic shapes: their lateral dimensions can be 100 times larger than their thickness. The nano-platelets can be synthesized in solut
Integration of optical microscopy with high-speed atomic force miscroscopy and development of high speed single molecule force spectroscopy – Opt-Spect-HS-AFM
- Single membrane proteins on eukaryotic cells visualized with a high-speed atomic force microscope - optical microscope hybrid setup. - Greffage électrostatique de nanocristaux de diamant. -Successful development of hybrid HS-AFM / OM setup. -Imaging on cells ~1000 times faster than conventiona
Controling the fluorescence of semiconductor nanocrystals with plamonic structures for the generation of quantum states of light – QDOTICS
QDOTICS aims at the generation of quantum states of light based on original nanocrystals (NCs) coupled to innovative plasmonic structures. First, we will design single photon sources which do not blink. Their performances in terms of collected and detected photons rate (20%), polarization rate (90%)
..Le projet repose sur un socle de travaux préliminaires très solide, tant du point de vue expérimental que théorique. Le premier enjeu est une analyse poussée et une interprétation théorique des anomalies de transport V(I) dans la trijonction à 3 terminaux supraconducteurs. Deux variables de couran
MOFs as nanoDampers or nanoSprings : an exploration of the thermodynamic and mechanical properties of Metal Organic Frameworks – MODS
From a fundamental point of view, the development of experimental methods for the determination of various phase diagrams pressure / temperature, determining the structure of different forms and extraction of the transition energy between forms open / closed will (i) help understand the behavior of
The project is devoted to the exploration of new structures of carbon and silica that have recently been discovered by one of the project partners. These are phases of carbon and silica that are organized in cells. Their formation on metallic substrates has been observed at the IPCMS in Strasbourg.
The ability of molecules and nano-objects to self-organize hierarchically up to macroscopic scale while retaining some mobility is a very powerful concept, suffice it to observe that all living organisms are made from the self-assembly of building blocks. Self-organization leads to the appearance of
The main objective of the present project is the realisation of an original fibred, plasmonic nano-tweezers (FiPlaNT), its application to nanoparticle trapping and the optical characterisation of trapped particles. The experimental work will be accompanied by the theoretical description of the FiPl
In quantum optics, a single photon source as well as a single photon detector are the elementary building blocks for the manipulation of information coded into a quantum state, a qubit. When combined with beam splitters, polarizers etc., photonic qubits can be manipulated to process quantum informat
La polarisation de spin de couches moléculaires est un sujet émergent en spintronique qui nécessite un effort international pour converger vers une compréhension des phénomènes observés. Deux voies peuvent être explorées, selon la nature des molécules considérées, soit purement organiques, soit orga
Engineering of multi-functionalized carbon nanotubes for selective destruction of harmful autoreactive B cells in an autoimmune disease, i.e. lupus. – NANOLUPUS
The NANOLUPUS project aims at developing an innovative targeted therapeutic strategy for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), one of the most common autoimmune diseases. SLE is characterized by the recognition of self-components by the immune system as if they were foreign, thus inducing the producti
QDOM project bridges the gap, at the nanoscale, between two yet distinct research fields: optomechanics of deformable cavities (« Cavity Optomechanics ») and cavity Quantum ElectroDynamics (« Cavity QED »). These two fields utilize an electromagnetic wave trapped in a cavity, to boost its interactio
Hybrid plasmonics relies on radiative and non radiative coupling between Metal Nano Particles (MNP) and other (often organic) materials. It is at the origin of recent development of active plasmonics and “Spasers” (Surface Plasmons Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). Hybrid nanosyste