Laboratories in Paris and Parisian region concerned with the physics of quantum devices (Non-exhaustive list)
The Quantum Materials and Phenomena (MPQ) laboratory is a joint research unit of the CNRS and the University of Paris. The laboratory specializes in the study of quantum frontier materials and in the development of innovative quantum devices. These activities are based on a broad spectrum of theoretical and experimental skills combining the physics of materials, transport and optics, and technological platforms for clean room, spectroscopy and high resolution electron microscopy.
The Physics Laboratory of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (LPENS) is an interdisciplinary fundamental research laboratory in physics and its interfaces. The scientific activities of the laboratory cover a wide exploratory field in fundamental or applied physics and experimental or theoretical physics, covering the field of quantum materials and devices.
The Centre for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (C2N) is a joint research unit between the CNRS and Université Paris-Saclay. It was founded by merging the Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures (LPN) and the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale (IEF). The center develops research in the field of material science, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanobiotechnologies and microsystems, as well as in nanotechnologies. In all these fields, its research activites cover all the range from fundamental to applied science.
Laser Physics Laboratory (LPL)
The research at Laser Physics Laboratory (LPL, a CNRS lab part of Sorbonne Paris North University) is mainly experimental and focuses on the interactions between light and matter. It covers topics from fundamental to applied physics, including quantum gases, precision measurements on molecules, atoms in nanostructures, nanophotonics and light-matter interaction applied to life sciences. LPL has welcomed a few alumni from the Quantum Devices master for a PhD program in the past years.
The Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics (PMC) is one of the laboratories of the Polytechnic Institute of Paris. Its main areas of research are: Near-field microscopy, Nuclear magnetic resonance, Physical processes in lithium batteries, Technologies for the exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources, Development of thin films, Porous materials, Organo-mineral surfaces and hybrid materials , Mechanics of materials, Nanostructures by electrochemical and nanomagnetic means, Biosensors and nano-emitters for the labeling of biological molecules, Oxide, metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles, Aero-acoustics, Biomechanics of fluids
The Irradiated Solids Laboratory leads research activities in physics and physico-chemistry of materials. His teams study fundamental properties of solid-state materials in interaction with electronic, ionic and photon radiation. Radiation, whatever its nature, is used as a means of analyzing fundamental processes but also to induce structural modifications. It is above all a question of understanding the physical properties, functionalities, structure and shape of materials, of controlling their modifications and of controlling the emergence of innovative devices likely to respond to societal challenges for energy and the environment.
Research at LSI is organized around 3 major scientific themes: Nanomaterials and innovative devices, Electronic, phononic and photonic excitations, Defects, Disorder and Structuring of Matter.
The Mixed Physics Unit is a joint laboratory between CNRS and THALES.
This CNRS-Thales collaboration was born from research on magnetic metallic multilayers, achieving the discovery of the Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), object of the Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Albert Fert in 2007. The research carried out in the laboratory has produced many experimental and theoretical advances in the field of Spintronics, in particular in the study of the spin-dependent tunnel effect, spin injection effects, in the investigation of heterostructures combining magnetic materials and semiconductors, organic materials or graphene, as well as the study of spin transfer. The studies of the Mixed Physics Unit also focus on high critical temperature superconducting oxides, functional oxides, memristors and hybrid superconducting / ferroic systems.
The Condensed State Physics Service (SPEC) is a joint CEA-CNRS unit.
The physics of condensed matter is studied at SPEC from its most fundamental aspects to applications. The main research topics covered concern complex systems and statistical physics, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomagnetism and oxides, quantronics and quantum technologies. Both theoretical and experimental approaches are extremely varied and allow the exploration of worlds ranging from the nanoscale to macroscopic objects.
The Solid State Physics laboratory is a joint research unit of Paris-Saclay University and CNRS. The research activities of the Laboratory of Solids State Physics cover condensed matter in all its diversity, the activities are grouped according to three main axes, involving an approximately equivalent number of researchers: new electronic states of matter, physical phenomena with reduced dimensions , soft matter and physical-biology interface.