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October 2020

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Microneedles could improve treatment of skin cancer

CEA-Leti and Inserm* researchers developed a polymer microneedle patch to treat sun-related skin cancer without surgery. The hundreds of...

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Tomorrow’s window glass could be photochromic and photovoltaic

Imagine window glass that changes in tint depending on sun exposure and produces electricity, too. Researchers at Irig and...

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Stabilizing skyrmions without a magnetic field now possible

The tiny magnetic bubbles known as skyrmions—potential candidates for tomorrow’s memory bits—can now be stabilized at ambient temperature without...

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A drone could speed up avalanche search and rescue

In an avalanche, every minute counts. The longer a victim is buried under the snow, the less chance they...

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Clinatec improves cerebral motor activity location technique

Clinatec has been trying to effectively determine the best location in the brain for its WIMAGINE® implant, which measures...

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Reconstructing a SiC surface is all about order and disorder

How do you reconstruct the C-face of a silicon carbide (SiC) wafer after cutting? The issue has been the...

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Unprecedented start to 2020-2021 school year at Phelma

Phelma was able to physically welcome first-year students to school on campus on September 11. With social distancing and other Covid-19 measures in effect, the first day of school was unlike any other.

Three auditoriums were prepared (with every other seat left open) to welcome the incoming first-year class. The students may have missed out on the usual “first day” excitement, but they did get a chance to meet other new students...

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Interview: Giorgio Anania, CEO, Aledia,

Our investment in this plant is a calculated risk

What spurred Aledia to build its new plant in Champagnier?*
We wanted to be 100% ready to manufacture when our product hits the market in early 2022. Our micro-LED technology offers some very substantial benefits for augmented reality and smartphone and computer displays. But we are also competing with companies like Facebook and Apple. So, we can’t afford to wait for our first orders to come in to build our manufacturing facility....

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Postage-stamp-sized printed holograms

Researchers at CEA-Leti printed a pixelated hologram on a postage-stamp-sized component. The pixels, called “hoels”, are distributed across the...

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Nanowires: overcoming very large differences in lattice constant

Lattice constant is a measure of how structurally compatible two materials are. Researchers from Irig and Institut Néel recently...

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Remote-control for micro-objects

Victor Vieille, a Phelma alum who did his PhD at G2Elab and who is now conducting post-doc research with...

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Startups continue to raise capital during the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has not kept startups commercializing MINATEC technologies from raising funds. From June to September six MINATEC...

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Phelma Partners Day to be 100% online

With no end to social distancing in sight, Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma is taking 2020 Partners Day online. The...

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Antaios raises $11 million and partners with Applied Materials

Startup Antaios, a Spintec spinoff that holds patents to a SOT*-MRAM memory technology, has just raised $11 million in...

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Irig to assist with commissioning Japan’s Tokamak reactor

The cryogenic system that cools the superconducting magnets on the Japanese Tokamak JT-60SA reactor has a refrigeration capacity of...

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DAMP probe available to industrial users

The DAMP (Device for Analysis of Moisture Profiles) probe invented by IMEP-LAHC entered a new phase in its development...

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International Roadmap for Devices and Systems to include More than Moore technologies

IRDS™ (International Roadmap for Devices and Systems) has focused primarily on computing technologies—until now. The framework was recently broadened...

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Street art comes to CEA Grenoble campus

In July a 300 sq. m mural on the Avenue des Martyrs side of the CEA’s 10.03 building was...

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Grenoble-based project wins i-Lab competition

Mag4Health, a future startup and  CEA-Leti spinoff, won an award at the i-Lab 2020 competition. The project aims to...

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New energy technologies gain traction at INSTN, France’s national institute for nuclear science and technology

Operating under the aegis of the CEA, INSTN provides highly-specialized science and technology education and training for the nuclear...

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Grenoble Institute of Technology-Phelma grad invents travel guitar

Alexandre Albisser (Phelma class of 2020) loves music, design, and making instruments. He and two other Phelma grads founded...

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High Level Forum introduces calendar of online events

The High Level Forum (HLF) was created to bolster cooperation between the world’s leading innovation ecosystems, one of which...

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Science Impulse innovates in researcher recruitment

What if up-and-coming scientists from around the globe were given opportunities to bring their novel ideas to three-year technology...

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Midi MINATEC brown bag lunch talks back after a seven-month hiatus

MINATEC’s legendary Midi MINATEC Friday brown bag lunch talks, put on hold in mid-March, started up again on Friday,...

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Point-of-care testing: Horiba Medical and CEA-Leti extend partnership

The Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) project run by Hemacount (a joint laboratory of Horiba Medical* and CEA-Leti) since 2014 is...

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IEDM 2020 online conference now has its own online workshop

Leading international integrated circuit conference IEDM is going 100% online from December 13 to 15. CEA-Leti usually holds its...

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Cystic fibrosis in the crosshairs at iGEM

The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) synthetic biology competition will not be able to take place in person in...

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CEA-led QLSI project rallies Europe’s quantum CMOS community

Effective September 1, the CEA is coordinating the €15 million EU QLSI project. The goal is to lay the...

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Bernard Diény and Spintec make it into the Computer History Museum

Spintec Chief Scientist Bernard Diény is now a part of the Computer History Museum (Mountain View, California) oral history...

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