The far infra-red and THz Nanoscope is now operating and available for scientific communities.

The far infra-red  and THz Nanoscope,  constituting one the major new investments within the ExCELSiOR platform, is now operating and available for scientific communities.
This equipment is dedicated for high contrasted images of mobile carriers in nano-devices, or other characterizations for analysing the local chemical composition and structure of nanoscale materials in semiconductor devices, polymer and biological tissue.

If you are interested by this equipment for measurement services or to develop a new research project please submit your proposal

ExCELSiOR Seminar Cycle – ‘Transport experiments in graphene devices, from exfoliated to epitaxial graphene’ – February 6th, 2013

February 6th; 14:30 Council room

 ‘Transport experiments in graphene devices, from exfoliated to epitaxial  graphene’
par Dr Emiliano Pallecchi; Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, Marcoussy

ExCELSiOR Seminar Cycle – Nano-FTIR : Infrared spectroscopic chemical identification of materials at nanoscale – February 7th, 2013

February 7th, 2013 at 11am in the LCI council room – « The NeaSNOM Microscope » – « Nano-FTIR: Infrared spectroscopic chemical identification of materials at nanoscale » by Dr. Andreas HUBER from Neaspec GmbH

Kick-off meeting : Back to the event

The kick-off of ExCELSiOR EQUIPEX project has been held in Lille (IEMN-CNRS, campus of the University of Lille1) on last November, 15th 2012. This important event has gathered almost 60 attendees coming from large and small industrial companies (Agilent, Horiba, IBM, Omicron-Oxford Instruments, Rohde & Schwarz, ST-Microelectronics, …), European and National laboratories, National organisms (ANR, CEA, CNRS, DGA, KUL, …) as well as Regional research and training organisms (ISEN, LMCU,  PRES ULNF, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais …).

The agenda included two invited communications; the first one presented, by Carlo Reita, Director of Research, in charge of advanced nano-electronics program at CEA-Leti-Grenoble, concerned the status of future generations of electronics (2020) and the second communication dealt with new paradigms in near field microscopy and biological matter and has been presented by Jean-Pierre Aimé, Director of Research CNRS-University of Bordeaux. The second part of this day was dedicated to hands-on tour of the new measurement facilities which will establish the European ExCELSiOR Nanosciences Characterization Center.

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Kick-off Meeting of « ExCELSiOR » Project

‘Experimental CEnter for Large Spetrum prOpeRties of nanostructures from DC to Mid-Infrared (ExCELSiOR-Nanosciences-Characterization-Center)’

 Thursday, November 15, 2012

 IEMN, Avenue Poincaré, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.

9:30 Welcome (IEMN hall)
10:00 – 10:30 « ExCELSiOR Project: Toward the emergence of nanosccale and high frequency characterization tools ? » (IEMN amphitheatre)
Gille Dambrine, IEMN
10:30 – 11:15 « CMOS avancée : des nouvelles architectures et des nouveaux besoins en caractérisation. »
Carlo Reita, CEA Leti
11:15 – 12:00 « Voir à l’échelle du nanomètre, un chemin élémentaire des nanotechnologies à la biologie moléculaire. »
Jean-Pierre Aimé, CBMN, University of Bordeaux
13:00 – 15:00 Hands-on lab tour of ExCELSiOR facilities
15:00 – 16:00 Steering Committee Meeting (Council room)
16:00 End of the kick-off meeting

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For more, see Kick-off meeting : Back to the event.