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International researchers shed new light on DNA repair

Researchers from INAC recently worked with scientists from France, Poland, and Russia to identify a previously-unknown mechanism to repair the uracil lesion, a major DNA alteration that can cause cancer. INAC’s biochemists helped prepare synthetic DNA fragments containing the uracil lesion,...

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Micro-Raman spectroscopy used to characterize graphene-silicon transistor

Raman spectroscopy is already a technique of choice for the characterization of carbon-based structures. Now, it is also known to be effective on hybrid graphene-silicon MOS transistors made using graphene grown on silicon carbide.
Researchers from Leti, INAC, and the University...

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Drones to get new miniature magnetometer

Leti recently completed a high-performance miniature magnetometer prototype suitable for drones. The device, whose probe measures just 8 cm3, is extremely compact. The development was inspired by the magnetometers developed for the space industry in recent years—for the Swarm satellite, for...

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Carbon-13 NMR at natural abundance now possible

INAC researchers have leveraged dynamic nuclear polarization, an emerging hyperpolarization technique, and an innovative sample preparation protocol to apply advanced solid NMR techniques to compounds in which carbon-13 is only present naturally, meaning at 1.1%.
This latest advance eliminates the...

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New insights into how graphite gets charged with lithium

INAC simulation experts have discovered new insights into a 40-year-old mystery: how graphite, an attractive anode material for lithium-ion batteries, gets charged with lithium.
Their experiments demonstrated that lithium is organized in a periodic manner, intercalated in the space between...

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Smart obstacle detection gets boost from multicore circuit

Inria’s Montbonnot lab (near Grenoble) recently developed an obstacle detection application capable of operating in dynamic environments—even going so far as to predict the trajectories of temporarily-hidden objects! The CEA, with the support of Inria, helped get the application—initially developed on...

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Top news

Revolutionary micropump performance just over the horizon

The micropump, a type of drug delivery system, is well-known to diabetics, many of whom use the devices for their daily insulin injections. Although micropumps are both practical and reliable, they do have their drawbacks: First, with a price tag in the thousands of euros, they are costly. Second, the drug volumes delivered are limited to one microliter per minute. But R&D partners IMEP-LAHC, Leti, Eveon, and Cedrat Technologies have just unveiled a revolutionary new MEMS-based micropump capable of overcoming these hurdles.
The new pump can deliver up to several milliliters per minute, making it possible to administer biodrugs from one...

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Interview

Interview: Isabelle Guillaume, General Manager, Minalogic,

 “Our goal is to turn more projects into commercially-viable products”

The French government is pushing the country’s clusters to make the transition from “project factory” to “product factory.” What does this mean for Minalogic?
As a member of the national competitive cluster system, we are aligning with this objective. We started by assessing the 46 Minalogic-certified R&D projects that have been completed since the cluster’s inception. A year after the projects were completed, we tallied a total of 600 jobs created, €100 million in revenue, 150 patents filed, and 400 articles published. And we estimate total annual revenue to reach €400...

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Quantum transport: Kwant goes dynamic

INAC researchers, already active in the Kwant open-source quantum transport software development community, are at it again, this time with the T-Kwant add-on. T-Kwant can be used to examine the dynamics of quantum systems, such as to experiment with a charge...

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Piezoelectric stack integration time slashed by 70%

A team of researchers from Leti and Mitsubishi has developed a process that leverages a new piezoelectric material developed by Mitsubishi. According to the researchers’ estimates, the process could cut by 70% the time needed to integrate a piezoelectric stack measuring...

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Spin-orbit interaction breathes new life into MRAMs

Over the past few months, Spintec has been completing the fabrication of the first generation of a new kind of MRAM likely to push back the limits of the previous generation of MRAM. The new SOT-MRAM (for spin-orbit torque) leverages spin-orbit...

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The Internet of Things gets a new architecture model

The Internet of Things has just made a giant leap forward with the EU-funded IoT-A project (completed late last year). As members of the project consortium, Leti and List helped to develop the Architecture Reference Model (ARM) methodology to develop architectures...

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Nanometric deformation measurement just got even more accurate

The Nanocharacterization Platform has just achieved a world first: measuring SOI transistor deformation with spatial resolution under 2 nm. The breakthrough was made possible thanks to the addition of precession electron diffraction to the Titan transmission electron microscope. A set of...

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Six motion sensors on just 4 mm2 of silicon

Tronics recently presented a revolutionary MEMS concept invented by Leti. The new MEMS packs in an impressive three accelerometers and three gyrometers on just 4 mm2 of silicon. The ultra-compact system will target the mobile phone market where it will enhance...

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Books: Beyond CMOS Nanodevices 2

Network of Excellence coordinator Francis Balestra (IMEP-LAHC) edited Beyond CMOS Nanodevices 2, which was recently published by Wiley. The multi-author book, a follow-up to the EU Nanofunction project on beyond-CMOS nanosystems, provides a comprehensive review of the state of the art...

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Samsung chooses FD-SOI

Grenoble’s microelectronics industry just brought home a big win. Global smartphone leader Samsung recently signed a strategic contract with STMicroelectronics with a view to integrating the semiconductor giant’s 28 nm FD-SOI technology into future generations of Samsung products.
STMicroelectronics, Soitec, and...

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Aryballe unveils plans to raise €4 million in fresh capital

Start-up Aryballe Technologies, founded in 2014, is gearing up to raise €4 million in fresh capital to finance R&D on innovative olfactory and gustatory biosensors for the perfume and food industries. The company has also signed two R&D contracts, one with...

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CEA holds onto position as one of France’s top three patent filers

France’s National Industrial Property Institute (INPI) published its 2013 patent ranking in April. The CEA ranked third with 625 patent applications (up from 566 in 2012), coming in behind PSA Peugeot Citroën (1,378 applications) and Safran (645 applications).
The...

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Grenoble Institute of Technology email addresses updated

Grenoble Institute of Technology did away with its “@inpg.fr” email addresses in March of this year to combat excessive SPAM and a large number of obsolete/unused email accounts.
An autoresponder has been set up to alert anyone sending an email to...

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Tram service disruptions to continue through August

Work to extend tram line B has caused disruptions in service to MINATEC since April 28, and the Cité internationale stop serving MINATEC is scheduled to remain closed until August 31. So, to get to MINATEC this summer, simply take the...

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Primo1D presents E-Thread at RFID Journal Live 2014 in Orlando

Grenoble-based start-up Primo1D exhibited at RFID Journal Live 2014 held in Orlando, Florida on April 8–10, taking advantage of the opportunity to present the broad range of potential applications (which include anti-theft and anti-counterfeiting) for its E-Thread RFID technology.
E-Thread technology,...

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Phelma lab classes to use large instruments starting in September

Starting next September, Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma students in the Physics for Nanoscience, FAME International Master’s, and Nuclear and Energy Engineering programs will have an opportunity to complete lab classes and research projects at Grenoble’s large scientific instruments.
This totally new...

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Phelma student body elects new representatives

Following a week of intensive campaigning across Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma’s three campuses, the student body elected its new representatives. And, like in 2011, the student body’s new president is a woman: Carole Le Goc. The elections are one of the...

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Ten start-up projects in the running for the Challenge First Step 2014

The third edition of the Challenge First Step is hitting cruising speed, with ten start-up projects submitted (seven from Leti, two from Liten, and one from List; nine project leaders are permanent employees of the CEA Technology Research Division, the tenth...

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Shaping tomorrow’s cities at MINATEC IDEAs® Laboratory

MINATEC IDEAs® Laboratory is currently running the Cité 2030 project in partnership with GDF Suez. The goal is to design the products and services that will shape tomorrow’s cities. The project partners are working from four development scenarios (which you can...

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SiC community to meet in Grenoble on September 21–25

The European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ECSCRM), to be held in Grenoble on September 21–25, will bring together some 500 researchers and professionals from the world of industry. The conference will address both basic and applied research on...

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Interview: Isabelle Guillaume, General Manager, Minalogic

 “Our goal is to turn more projects into commercially-viable products”


The French government is pushing the country’s clusters to make the transition from “project factory” to “product factory.” What does this mean for Minalogic?
As a member of the national...

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CEA Tech strengthens ties with France’s Institutes of Technology

Implementation of the CEA Tech partnership agreement with France’s four Institutes of Technology (Grenoble, Bordeaux, Nancy, and Toulouse) recently got underway, starting with an April tour of the MINATEC showroom for members of the Grenoble Institute of Technology Corporate Relations team...

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France-Japan working group encourages transnational cooperation

The France-Japan working group was set up in October 2013 to facilitate cooperation between Grenoble and Japan (and, especially, the Japanese city of Tsukuba). The group, which meets monthly, is comprised of around ten representatives of GIANT innovation campus partners and...

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Twizy electric vehicle demonstrator highlights smart battery management

A Renault Twizy electric vehicle demonstrator has been on display at the CEA Tech showroom since April. It shows how the car’s smart energy management system—developed jointly by Leti, Liten, and List—works. It also showcases the car’s unique GPS, which combines...

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The Internet of Things in the spotlight at LetiDays 2014

The LetiDays 2014 conference on “The Internet of Things, from Sensors to Zero Power” will be held at Maison MINATEC on June 25–26. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a crucial research topic for Leti, which is developing technologies for IoT...

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New Grenoble Institute of Technology websites go live

Grenoble Institute of Technology and its six schools now have brand-new websites. The sites, which have gradually been going live since April, leverage the same navigation menus and graphics guidelines for consistency across the entire institution. The screen width has been...

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CEA Grenoble publications to be signed “Grenoble Alps University”

Grenoble’s higher education and research community has adopted a common signature, “Grenoble Alps University” for all publications. CEA Grenoble is aligning with its partners by adopting the signature; however, the CEA will remain consistent with its unique status, mission, and business...

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