Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
CNRS is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research. Its mission is to contribute to the application and promotion of research results, to develop scientific information and to support research training. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge, through its different institutes and laboratories. For this proposal CNRS is represented by ICube (Institut d'Électronique du Solide et des Systèmes), IPCMS (Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg Univ.) and CEMHTI (Conditions Extrêmes et Matériaux: Hautes Température et Irradiation, Orléans).
ICube research activities extend from solid-state electronics to electronics of systems. Including materials and nanotechnologies for electronics, materials and concepts for photovoltaics (PV), instrumentations and microsystems. ICube offers training on materials/devices for inorganic and organic PV.
IPCMS activities are devoted to new materials and cutting edge technologies to tackle key issues in optics, electronics, PV, magnetism, and nanosciences. Currently, it aims to develop and study nanostructured materials at the forefront of societal communication technologies, energy and health. The team involved in the project has a long experience in the chemical and physical growth of thin films oxides for PV, more specifically for structural, electrical and particularly the optical properties for photon conversion.
CEMHTI studies glasses, materials for energy (including electronics and photovoltaics).