Event: Carac’17 held in Grenoble in November 2017

IRT Nanoelec’s characterization on large instruments program organized the fourth Carac’ conference at the EPN Platform for Advanced Characterization Grenoble (PAC-G) on November 23, 2017.

The event showcases the Grenoble ecosystem’s unrivalled characterization resources and gives businesses a chance to meet researchers specializing in materials in virtually every field of engineering, with applications in a very wide variety of industries including microelectronics, automotive, aeronautics, traditional and renewable energy, medical implants, concrete, and more. In just one day, R&D professionals had an opportunity to see our labs and receive expert insights into their projects on the spot.

The IRT Nanoelec characterization program partners are the Institut Laue-Langevin (Europe’s neutron beamline), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, the CEA-Leti Nanocharacterization Platform, the CNRS-Grenoble-Alpes University Subatomic Physics and Cosmology Laboratory, STMicroelectronics, Soitec, and Schneider Electric.

The event was organized in partnership with the Institut Néel’s characterization labs and the Grenoble Institute of Technology Consortium of Shared Technological Resources (CMTC).

A total of 36 new visitors attended this year, including 22 professionals from industrial companies.

Visitors had an opportunity to talk with our scientists, who made themselves available for the day, and attend panel talks on polymers and biomaterials, nano and microelectronics, materials for engineering, and materials for energy.

This year, visitors got to tour various labs and bring in samples for testing during the event. This gave industrial R&D professionals a chance to observe experiments on their samples in real time, with practical demonstrations by scientists from our labs. A total of fifteen requests for feasibility tests were accepted, primarily from industrial R&D professionals in attendance.

The Platform for Advanced Characterization Grenoble (PAC-G), an IRT Nanoelec initiative, offers advanced characterization services dedicated to innovation in micro and nanoelectronics.