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October 2018

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Strain-free InGaN lights up in blue, green, and red

Imagine if a single material—indium gallium nitride—could be used to fabricate blue, green, or red micro LEDs. Leti, Soitec, and equipment...
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Choosing the best LiDAR for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicle stakeholders are banking on LiDAR* to perceive objects in the environment in real time. However, there are currently no...
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Internet of Things: a technology to improve communications

Leti recently successfully completed field testing on a low-energy, long-range 5G communications technology (LWPA) for the Internet of Things. The technology...
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New insights into spin-orbit torque

How is it that spin-orbit torque can be either positive or negative in ferromagnetic bilayers? And how can the materials be...
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Cybersecurity: Leti automates testing

In research conducted under the Catrène-Innovation-Award-winning Mobitrust project, which wrapped up in 2017, Leti automated connected device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) security...
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Magnetic heating boosts water electrolysis

What happens when you take a water electrolysis cell, add some nickel-encapsulated iron carbide nanoparticles, and apply an alternative high-frequency magnetic...
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CEA forms joint lab with Singapore’s NTU

This summer, the CEA set up its first international joint lab with a university in Singapore. The SCARCE* lab has a total budget of €12.5 million over three years and will focus on the recycling and transformation of electronic waste. INAC, Leti, Liten, ICSM, and IRAMIS are just some of the partners involved in the project.

The SCARCE lab responds to a pressing need. Singapore, which is one of the most...

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Interview: Aurélien Kuhn, Senior Professor, Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma,

We need to introduce more active instructional methods into college physics classrooms

Aurélien Kuhn, Senior Professor, Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma:
“We need to introduce more active instructional methods into college physics classrooms.”


In July, you and your colleagues at Grenoble-Alps University held a symposium on how to bring more active instructional methods into college physics classrooms. What drew you to the topic? 

Mainly because more active instructional methods are common in other countries and have just started to make their way to France...

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Spin waves detected in CMOS-compatible materials

Could spin waves have a future in tomorrow’s ultra-miniaturized CMOS-alternative systems? Until now it was clear that manipulating spin waves required...
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Quantum bits: SOI nanowires open up new possibility

A new step forward toward tomorrow’s quantum computers has been made. Researchers from INAC and Leti demonstrated that the spin of...
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Research brings much-needed order to nanoplate suspensions

Can nanoplates in suspension in a colloidal solution arrange themselves into a lamellar (equidistant layer) structure? Researchers from INAC and CNRS...
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The artistic side of new printed materials

Have you ever wondered what choreographers, production designers, or street artists could do with some of the new printed materials out...
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Working to make refugee camps better places to live

In July, around ten students from Pennsylvania in Grenoble for their research under the GIIP* took part in an innovation and...
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More than 1,500 schoolchildren expected at Parvis des sciences science fair

On October 11–13 Maison MINATEC will host the eleventh Parvis des sciences science fair. The capacity of the event was increased...
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CEA Open Innovation Center: innovation in residence

The CEA Open Innovation Center will combine high-tech R&D, exploration of new uses for technology, and innovative business models. Ground broke...
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Challenge First Step 2018 cohort selected

The Challenge First Step 2018 selection committee approved the seven projects presented last June. Six of the projects are from Leti...
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CIME Nanotech gets four-port 145 GHz network analyzer

On September 6, Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school hosted a seminar to inaugurate an Anritsu network analyzer that is...
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ISKN raises capital, announces new hires, and launches three new products

Grenoble-based startup ISKN recently completed its second round of fundraising, bringing in €10.5 million in fresh capital. The funds helped kick...
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Quantum bits: the future is down under!

The CEA has already come quite a way on its journey toward building qubits using CMOS technology. Now the CEA will...
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Kalray raises €47.7 million through IPO

Ten years after the company was founded, Kalray has raised €47.7 million through an IPO, giving the company the resources it...
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Microfluidics: Leti spearheading standardization

Since May, Leti has been coordinating the development of microfluidics standards at the EU (CEN) and international (ISO) levels. The lack...
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MEMS-Al and NanoAndes to be held at the same time in Mexico

At the end of November, the MEMS-Al and NanoAndes schools, whose supporters include Grenoble-Alps University (via the IDEX grant), CNRS, Fondation...
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NanoSAFE 2018 to zoom in on nanosafety and responsible use of nanomaterials

The nanoSAFE conference, to be held at MINATEC on November 5–9, 2018, is expected to bring in nearly 400 attendees. This...
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Phelma: key figures from the start of the 2018–2019 academic year

Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school reported slightly higher recruitment figures than for the 2017–2018 academic year. This year’s incoming...
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Connected skis: Rossignol gives a sneak peek

Rossignol, which has kept its partnership with CEA Tech pretty quiet since its inception in 2015, gave attendees at Leti Days...
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IRT Nanoelec education and training program gets new strategy

In the runup to an evaluation by the French National Research Agency and Higher Education Certification Board, IRT Nanoelec is overhauling...
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FMNT wins two PhD dissertation awards

PhD candidates at FMNT took home two of the eight PhD dissertation awards granted by the Grenoble-Alps University Community this year....
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Exagan’s first products leverage GaN technology

Startup Exagan unveiled its first two products, the G-FETTM power transistor and the G-DRIVETM smart switch, at the PCIM trade fair...
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International conference on nanomaterials-based biodetection in November

Some 70 experts on semiconductor nanomaterials-based biosensors will come together in Grenoble on November 6 and 7, 2018. They are all...
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