RESEARCH

Nanotechnology Chemistry Laboratory (NanoChemLab) is affiliated to CNRS and UM and is located at the Electronic Institute of Montpellier (IES) within the Saint Priest campus, which includes renowned centers in sensors devices, materials science, microelectronics and robotics, among others. IES is part of the Labex NUMEV, an interdisciplinary program that support collaborative projects, conferences, PhD programs and mentoring within labs through a common interest in Computer Science Physics and Systems to tackle organic life, health and environmental issues. NanoChemLab develops a new theme dedicated to the synthesis and integration of novel functional oxides nanomaterials by chemical solution deposition (CSD) for the design of new innovative sensors. This interdisciplinary lab at the interface between soft chemistry and microfabrication techniques addresses a range of skills and resources ranging from the synthesis of 1D, 2D and 3D functional oxides nanostructures to the design of sensors and harvesting energy devices, through advanced structural characterizations at the nanoscale. We are fascinated by the growth mechanisms of novel integrated oxide components on silicon and other technological substrates by large scale, green and low cost chemical routes. We develop different approaches including the growth of nanostructured oxides entirely performed by chemical solutions and the combination of soft chemistry with other prominent physical methodologies in microelectronics like Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

 

Figure 1. General schematic diagram that represents all the processes, oxide nanomaterials integrated on silicon and applications developed in Nanochemlab.