ExCELSiOR Nanosciences Characterization Center
The kick-off of ExCELSiOR EQUIPEX project has been held in Lille (IEMN-CNRS, campus of the University of Lille1) on last November, 15th 2012. This important event has gathered almost 60 attendees coming from large and small industrial companies (Agilent, Horiba, IBM, Omicron-Oxford Instruments, Rohde & Schwarz, ST-Microelectronics, …), European and National laboratories, National organisms (ANR, CEA, CNRS, DGA, KUL, …) as well as Regional research and training organisms (ISEN, LMCU, PRES ULNF, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais …).
The agenda included two invited communications; the first one presented, by Carlo Reita, Director of Research, in charge of advanced nano-electronics program at CEA-Leti-Grenoble, concerned the status of future generations of electronics (2020) and the second communication dealt with new paradigms in near field microscopy and biological matter and has been presented by Jean-Pierre Aimé, Director of Research CNRS-University of Bordeaux. The second part of this day was dedicated to hands-on tour of the new measurement facilities which will establish the European ExCELSiOR Nanosciences Characterization Center.