The fine measure of original physical properties of nano- objects goes through experimental studies on limited-size and controlled-density assemblies of self-organized nano-objects on surfaces. To be integrated in microelectronic and nanoelectronic devices nano-objects must also be deposited onto specific areas of substrates and connected to the macroscopic structures.
In this double perspective the Nanotech team develops techniques like directed deposition, organization and addressing adapted to three kinds of nano-objects:
Silicon nanocrystals embedded in ultra-thin insulating oxides synthesized by ion implantation in collaboration with the Nanomaterials team (CEMES).
Nanoparticles in colloidal solutions elaborated by chemical synthesis in particular by the Nanostructures and Organometallic Chemistry (NCO).
Biological objects (viruses, bacteria) in collaboration with the NanoBioSystems group (LAAS).
This multidisciplinary activity to the physics/chemistry/biology interface relies on technical means (photolithography, etching, metallization) from the LAAS technological framework and the AIME (Atelier Inter-Universitaire de Micro et Nano-Electronique) clean room.