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CIMAP description

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The CIMAP, created in early 2008, is a multidisciplinary research laboratory whose scientific objectives relate to excited and défects on the one hand, and on the materials and optics on the other hand.

The activities of CIMAP, Joint Research Unit (UMR6252), CEA [1], CNRS [2], ENSICAEN [3] and University of Caen [4] are centered around three missions :

1. His research activity in the areas

  • From the ion interaction - material and the relaxation of the excited material,
  • Defects in materials,
  • The materials for lasers, photonics and electronics.

The theoretical basis and applications of this research are part of the axes developed in this new laboratory.

2. Its activity Home interdisciplinary research with beams of the Grand National Heavy Ion Accelerator (GANIL)

This activity is managed as part of the platform CIRIL which aims the organization of the reception outside experimenters and promoting this activity around the ions GANIL attracting new users and by developing suitable equipment. These are teams of researchers AMA and MADIR that ensure the success of this activity by devoting a significant part of their time.

3. His teaching activity

at the University of Caen and ENSICAEN remains a primary mission for the faculty of CIPAC.

Scientific Activities
The research activity is organized into seven research teams :

  1. AMA Team "Atoms, Molecules and Aggregates" ; the themes of this team involve the relaxation of the material subjected to electron excitation dilute phase. Studies focus on the elementary collision processes : stability of multi-ionized molecules and aggregates, dissociation, charge transfer ... and use of fresh ionization to study the fragmentation of biomolecules and their aggregates.
  2. MADIR Team "Materials Irradiation Defects and" ; the themes of this team focus on defects in materials defects in semiconductors and their influence on the electronic and optical properties, structural changes induced by irradiation and applications to nuclear materials, nanostructuring in radiobiology ... Processes for moving the atoms by electron excitation to the origin of the spray and the creation of defects that are studied using materials or model objects (surfaces, interfaces and aggregates / matrix molecules.
  3. LIOA Team "Optical Instrumentation Lasers and Applications" ; The activities of the LIOA team based on the study of the spatial and temporal properties of optical resonators, lasers and the development of optical measures implementing a laser playing the dual role of coherent light source and detector.
  4. MIL Team "Materials and Instrumentation Laser" ; the activities of this team include the development and study of new materials for lasers : crystallogenèse, characterization of excited states, achieving laser protoype.
  5. NIMPH Team "Nanostructures for integrated microelectronics and photonics" ; the goal of this team is the realization and characterization of nanostructures compatible with silicon technology as layers and multilayer having innovative features in the field of microelectronics and photonics.
  6. SIMUL Team "Simulation" ; the goal of this team is to develop close liaison with the research themes of the experimental groups. The objective of this research is the identification of structural material properties and the influence of the structure on the physical properties on the one hand, and the identification of the relaxation process of the material subjected to electron excitation of variable intensity on the other hand.
  7. PM2E Team "Properties of Materials for Energy Savings" ; The studies focus on the type of semiconductor materials ’and III-nitrides Sb’ one of whose objectives is the development of LED lamps, and composites reinforced linen or nano-reinforcements.

Technical activities and administrative

Research activities or those around the reception interdisciplinary research owe much of their success to the quality of technical and administrative support.
This support is organized into three groups :

  • The "mechanical" medium that designs and manufactures equipment adapted to our research.
  • The "IT and acquisition ’supporting our IT manages and develops acquisition and control systems - control ;
  • The administrative support which allows the assembly to function.

Besides these technical and administrative teams, engineers and technicians directly involved in the research activities of some teams.

[1CEA at the Science Directorate of Matter DSM, Institute of Radiation and Matter IRAMIS

[2[CNRS>] Institute of Physics INP (sections 5, 4 and 15 of the National Committee)

[3National School of Caen Engineer ENSICAEN