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June 2021

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DNP probes cellulose nanofibrils

Dynamic nuclear polarization, or DNP, can make solid-state NMR several times more sensitive. Researchers at Irig have been developing...

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Advances towards more “human” magnetoencephalography temperatures

Magnetoencephalography (MEG), a functional brain imaging technique, uses SQUIDs cooled to 4 K and placed at a certain distance...

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Nitrogen magneto-ionics for lower power consumption

Magneto-ionics, or the voltage-controlled transport of atoms in and out of a magnetic material to alter the material’s properties,...

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A step closer to multi-time-scale neuromorphic chips

CEA-Leti is coordinating the European MeM-Scales project, which kicked off in early April. The focus? Neuromorphic chips capable of...

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Could the surfaces of semiconducting nanowires be the key to performance?

When it comes to the performance of semiconducting nanowires, much progress is still to be made, mainly because the...

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Wafer-level testing of photonic circuits speeds up development

Optically-coupled photonic chips cannot currently be tested at wafer level. Instead, they must be cut, packaged, and then tested...

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Could neuroillumination be Clinatec’s new weapon against Parkinson’s disease?

Exposing degenerating neurons to near infrared light could slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. A preclinical trial of this approach in 2016 produced excellent results. The first patient in a new clinical trial was implanted with the neuron-illuminating device at Clinatec at the end of March.

Parkinson’s disease affects 6.5 million people worldwide. Although treatments—like the deep brain stimulation invented by Dr. Alim-Louis Benabid in the 1990s—can temporarily alleviate the symptoms of...

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Interview: Pascale Bayle-Guillemaud, Deputy Director, Irig,

With four Equipex grants, we have done exceptionally well

The French government has selected four Irig joint research units to receive Equipex grants. What does this mean for Irig?

Our success rate has never been higher. We really have done exceptionally well. The grants will finance equipment that is crucial to programs in Irig’s key research areas. Investments will include the beamlines at ESRF, cryomicroscopy equipment, and materials for spintronics research.

Being awarded four of the grants underscores our position in the...

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Bioimaging: quantum dots with fluorophore-like performance

Regular quantum dots are more stable under optical excitation than organic fluorophores; however, the dots cannot be used in...

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NB-IoT: some adaptations for satellite communications

One of the main IoT communication protocols, narrowband IoT, could, with a few minor tweaks, be used for satellite...

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Lensless imaging could make phage therapy faster

Researchers from CEA-Leti, Irig, and LTM recently worked with a team in Lausanne* to develop a lensless device capable...

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Antibody engineering: CEA project wins Sanofi award

For the past several years, Institut Joliot (CEA Saclay) and Irig have been working together to combine their Polaris(MD)...

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Quantum: CMOS withstands very low temperatures

In the future, quantum devices cooled to 10 mK will be used together with conventional electronics. Which raises the...

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Startup Vulkam sets sights on space market

Since the beginning of the year, Vulkam, a startup founded by a SIMaP scientist in 2017, has secured two...

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Aryballe to receive €1.1 million subsidy for new pilot line

Aryballe was selected to receive €1.1 million under the French government’s economic stimulus program. The company raised €7 million...

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New Masters in Biorefining and Biomaterials

The Masters in Materials Science and Engineering at Grenoble INP - Phelma, UGA has added a new specialization: Biorefining...

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Vincent Favre-Nicolin wins award for his work in crystallography

Over his career, Vincent Favre-Nicolin, a UGA faculty member who conducts research at ESRF, has developed open-source software applications...

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IMEP-LaHC scientist travels to Finland for six-month stay

Jean-Emmanuel Broquin, who is in charge of tech transfer and partnerships at IMEP-LaHC, arrived in Finland in mid-May for...

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Middle-school science competition garners 350 entries

A total of ten CEA scientists and technicians gave GIANT’s “Affiche ta science” poster competition a helping hand this...

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Osiris robotic irrigation system could help make farming more sustainable

Once upon a time there were three engineers, and all three came from farming families. One day, they decided...

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Graphene2021 Conference: in October, and ideally in person

The Graphene2020 conference had to be held remotely, but it still brought in 580 attendees. This year’s conference will...

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Fab lab encourages engineering students to “do it yourself”

The new fab lab at Grenoble INP - Phelma, UGA is home to an array of computer-controlled and other...

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Louis Néel in the spotlight for golden anniversary of his Nobel Prize

On June 10 and 11—exactly 50 years and six months from the day Louis Néel won the Nobel Prize...

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Student radio spreads good vibes

In September, three students from Grenoble INP - Phelma, UGA and a musicology student from UGA started a club,...

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CEA raises awareness of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence can take many forms, including seemingly-harmless comments that, when they occur in the workplace, are actually damaging...

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MINATEC Enterprises gets a new office and CEO

Some changes have been made at MINATEC Entreprises in response to a directive in France’s Notre Act of 2015...

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