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Inauguration du 3N-Lab à Tsukuba

It is an event that strengthens links between these two pillars of nanoscience research, particularly in the areas of diamond, permanent magnets without rare earth, superconductors and 2D materials. This collaboration builds on the broader relationship between the GIANT innovation campus and NIMS, especially with the first NIMS "Collaborative Research Center" in Europe located at Néel Institute and MINATEC, and a GIANT office available for Grenoble researchers in Tsukuba.

This new comprehensive partnership in the field of research and innovation amplifies the existing links between the twin cities of Grenoble and Tsukuba and their universities.
The NIMS (National Institute for Material Sciences) is a research institute specializing in materials and depends of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MEXT). It is mainly financed by the state, although the share of resources from the private sector is increasing. This is one of the most dynamic Japanese research institutions, which led to host the only World Premier Institute of the country. The NIMS employs 400 permanent researchers on its 1500 employees, and has risen to fourth in the world in terms of citations in materials science (it was only 31st twenty years ago). NIMS also takes advantage of the exceptional site of Tsukuba, which allows it to have as neighbors AIST, the KEK and the University of Tsukuba.

The aim of 3N-Lab is to reinforce existing collaborations and help develop new projects. The research field will be focused on complementary excellence research fields at Néel and NIMS, in particular electronic properties at nanoscale and materials for energy. In line with the active collaborations, the scientific project will develop the following fields:

Wide bandgap semiconductors:
Diamond and other wide bandgap semiconductors for advanced electronic devices. Electronic properties of diamond, diamond/metal interfaces and diamond/oxides interfaces. Development of elementary power electronic components.

Electronic properties in low dimensionalities:
Properties of hBN, grapheme and sandwich structures. Electrolytic gate control. Mobility of 200,000 cm2/V/s have already been obtained, with quantum Hall effect signatures. NIMS possess the unique know-how to produce samples of h-BN, of which bi-dimensional sheets can be extracted.

Magnetism: Low rare-earth high coercivity magnets
Innovative microstructure or other solution to reduce dysprosium in current high coercivity magnets. New solution for no rare-earth containing magnets. Advanced nanostructure characterization.

High magnetic fields In collaboration with LNCMI, superconductive cables based on HT superconductors and coil engineering for next generation magnets.

Rare-earth Intermetallics:
Mono-crystal synthesis, the study of their properties via neutron diffusion and X-rays. The emphasis was put on those with non-magnetic crystal field fundamental state. Extension to caged magnetic compounds.

Japanese version is available here on the Embassy website.
Contact: Etienne Gheeraert.

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