MINA-NEWS

Number 43: February 2017

International Space Station: Germs be gone!

International Space Station: Germs be gone!

Long space missions present such a high risk of bacterial infection that astronauts spend 10% of their time cleaning! One of the objectives of the ISS Proxima mission (in which ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is participating) is to study five advanced...

Number 42: December 2016

DNA could bring new innovations to microelectronics

DNA could bring new innovations to microelectronics

Recent advances in research being conducted by Leti and INAC scientists under CEA project A3DN could help overcome one of the major technological hurdles facing microelectronics R&D. So, what does DNA have to do with microelectronics? DNA strings measure around a nanometer—as...

Number 41: October 2016

MRIs could become more accurate and affordable

MRIs could become more accurate and affordable

Researchers from Leti and G2Elab are working to develop a new kind of medical imaging technology, “fast field-cycling MRI” (FFC-MRI). The research is being conducted under the four-year EU IDentIFY project, which kicked off in 2016. The new MRI is expected...

Number 40: June 2016

Nanoresonators: the plot thickens amid new insights

Nanoresonators: the plot thickens amid new insights

A team of researchers from Leti along with three of Leti’s international partners* have finally shed new light on the discrepancy of up to two orders of magnitude between the theoretical detection limits of nanoresonators and the resonators’ actual performance. Until...

Number 39: April 2016

2016–2020: FMNT expands

2016–2020: FMNT expands

The FMNT (Federation for Micro and Nanotechnologies) saw its mandate renewed for an additional five years on January 1, 2016. The organization took advantage of the occasion to bring in three new labs, bringing its total headcount to nearly 500—a 30%...

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