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The scientific and technological developments of the past two decades have seen the emergence of nano and bionano-technologies. New capacities to organize the matter with atomic scale precision have made it possible to create new nanostructured materials (nanosheets, nanowires, nanoparticle-based nanostructures) with new features and improved operating performances. Advanced nanomaterials are expected to bring innovative and alternative solutions to many applicative fields once integrated into functional devices.


NEO team has expertise in Models and Technologies for energy-related materials and devices.

NEO is particularly interested in reactive nanomaterials that offer, beyond their applicative interest, multiple exciting scientific and technological challenges at various scales. Known for their high reactivity, these metastable nanostructures are driven by local exothermic reactions (at the scale of a few atoms) that can generate changes at a larger scale with impact on both the overall nanostructure composition and materials properties.

 

Below a few examples of current research :

                        


Flame propagation modeling in reactive nanolaminates        Understanding of DNA grafting of almumina substrate

 

Photos of reactives nanomaterials produced by various methods : PVD or DNA-directed assembly

Photos of pyroMEMS for safe ignition.