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June 2015

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LINC, the Esperanto of smart buildings

How do you get smart-building systems and sensors working together if they all use different communication protocols? Leti has come up...

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Lensless imaging: Cytonote off to a good start

France-based startup Iprasense (www.iprasense.com) unveiled its Cytonote digital microscope in late 2014 in London. Today, the company is pleased to announce...

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Supercapicitor power unsheathed

Researchers at INAC used a plasma growth technique to produce sheaths of graphene perpendicular to the electrode of a supercapacitor. These...

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Non-destructive testing gains strength thanks to TMR

TMR (tunnel magnetoresistance) sensors promise greater sensitivity to probe for hidden defects and higher spatial resolution to pick up even the...

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Photovoltaics: the sensitized p-type cell takes off

Until now, the only photovoltaic cell with an inorganic p-type absorber tapped out at 0.1% conversion efficiency. Researchers from INAC recently...

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Datacom-dedicated optical multiplexer achieves record stability

Leti researchers teamed up with two manufacturers to produce an optical multiplexer for datacoms (links from 1 meter up to 10...

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First-ever analysis of neutral particles by mass spectrometry

Researchers from INAC, Leti, and IRTSV recently completed the first-ever successful analysis of neutral particles by mass spectrometry. The scientific achievement, which took place right here in Grenoble, was praised by an article in Nature Communications. The researchers chose to bypass traditional spectrometry methods, preferring to use nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS), whose resonance frequency varies depending on the mass being supported. In this particular case, the mass was made up of nanometric...

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Field gradient NMR to examine vegetable oils

Researchers at INAC are investigating a novel use of field gradient NMR: the in vivo study of the lipid vesicles of...

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LEDs shed their converters

A LED can potentially run for 50,000 hours. Unfortunately, the necessary AC/DC convertor limits LED lifespans to 5,000 hours, due to...

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A close-up look at how materials behave between –80°C and 600°C

The Nanocharacterization Platform’s heating cell can be used to measure the properties of materials between –80°C and 600°C under controlled atmospheres....

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3D grain imaging now even more precise

A team of researchers from Leti, INAC, and ESRF combined X-ray tomography and Laue microdiffraction to determine the crystallographic orientation of...

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INAC PhD candidates learn about public speaking

“What is understood completely can be expressed clearly, and the words to express it come easily.”* Easier said than done! INAC...

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American students say “Yes!” to GIANT’s summer program

The fifth annual GIANT International Internship Program (GIIP), which kicked off at the end of May and will continue for 10...

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Phelma revises curriculum for first-year students

The 2015–16 school year will mark the rollout of a new first-year curriculum at Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma. The scope of...

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Ense3 moves to 1:1 demo building

On September 7 Grenoble Institute of Technology-Ense3 (the Institute’s school of energy, water, and environmental engineering), will begin the school year...

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Grenoble off to Korea for Nano-KISS

Sorin Cristoloveanu, a research scientist at IMEP-LAHC, is organizing the sixth annual Nano-KISS* summer school from July 13–15 in Daejon, Korea....

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Local science website now has jobs section

This June the website “38 de Sciences” (a joint endeavor of the French Physics Society and the Fondation Nanosciences) is adding...

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MultiX raises €3 million in fresh capital

MultiX, a company specializing in X-ray spectrometry-based subsystems for detection applications, has brought in €3 million from a group of investors...

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The Airboard, for faster proof-of-concept

Leti engineer Olivier Ménard raised $65,000 from some 1,000 backers in 55 countries during a recent Kickstarter campaign for the Airboard,...

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Local nurses test Avalun’s mobile point-of-care device

A handful of nurses in the Vercors mountains just outside of Grenoble have started testing Avalun’s LabPad® in a two-year pilot...

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Serma Technologies invests €1 million in a TEM

The MINATEC campus got a new Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) earlier this year. The FEI Tecnai Osiris microscope, offering resolution close...

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Grenoble Institute of Technology Youth Ambassadors

The Grenoble branch of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs (Youth Ambassadors) program enjoyed an evening in the spotlight at a gala dinner held...

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Phelma students reach out to young cancer patients

Just one year ago, the students of Phelma created the 17th branch of the French nonprofit “Cheer up!”. The organization helps...

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Tech transfer center to open at Grenoble Institute of Technology

Grenoble Institute of Technology’s center for technology transfer will open in late October. The center, to be located in the new...

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CEA Tech Research Directorship applicants unplug in the Vercors

For the third straight year, from July 1–3, about 20 people from CEA Tech (Leti, List, and Liten) will participate in...

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MINALOGIC expands scope

Minalogic has merged with the Optique Rhône-Alpes cluster (ORA) in St. Etienne, the logical next step in a multi-year partnership that...

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Phelma students’ crystallography game a hit

The crystallography board game invented in 2013 by a group of first-year students from Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma was a hit...

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