The laboratory (LPCNO) is composed of 5 research teams :
"Quantum Optoelectronic" team
"Experimental Chemical" team
"Theoretical Chemical" team
The study of the physical properties of nano-objects has constituted for approximately ten years a field of the solid state physics in emergence thanks to the advent of the techniques of nano-manufacture.
This subject knew great evolutions related on the one hand to the nature of the studied nano-objects (multiplication of the methods of development, controls material and sizes...), on the other hand with the contribution of the techniques of micro(nano)-electronics and field near optical to reduce the number of probed nano-objects (at the beginning of the collections of disordered objects nanometric, then more recently of the individual nano-objects or car-assemblies of regular objects), opening new spaces of research.
The goal of this ultimate miniaturization is to create objects with the properties and new functionalities which touch many branches of industry such as the communication and information, transport, safety, health, the environment...
The current tendency is to privilege the study of individual objects or car-assembled nano-objects of which the method of development guarantees a great quality of structure and surface quality. It is indeed, under these conditions which the required physical effects are more "clean" and most intense.
The studied systems relate to the semiconductor or metal nanoparticules, the nanotubes, and more recently the biomolécules and bits of ADN.
In short, the field of nano-technologies and nano-sciences are carrying future innovations which gradually will upset our environment and our company, in particular in communication and information technologies and field of the biomedical one.
The LPCNO has a very strong experience in:
Synthesis of nanoparticles