This scientific axis covers the activities related to the research in materials science and more generally in hetero-systems (i.e., interfaces, alloys, composites materials, and confined systems). The topics cover the study of the detailed st ructure of nanoobjects, the interactions between nano-objects, and the role of nanost ructures in composite materials.
The techniques used for these studies range from diffraction to small angle scattering and reflectivity. Other laboratory characterization techniques are also available, including light scattering, rheology, magnetomet ry (VSM - SQUID), and x-ray reflectivity.
Presentation of the "Materials and nanosciences" axis (Sept. 2011).