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Special issue of Comptes Rendus Physique on phononic crystals

The May 2016 issue of Comptes Rendus Physique, an international peer-reviewed journal of the French Academy of Sciences published by Elsevier, is devoted to phononic crystals. The special issue was coordinated by Vincent Laude, a research director at CNRS and a member of the Micro Nano Sciences & Systems department of FEMTO-ST.


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Phononic crystals are artificial periodic structures that can alter efficiently the flow of sound in air, of acoustic waves in fluids, or of elastic waves in solids. They were introduced about twenty years ago and have gained increasing interest since then, both because of their amazing physical properties and because of their potential applications. The topic of phononic crystals stands at the cross-road of several fields of physics - condensed matter physics, wave propagation in inhomogeneous and periodic media - and engineering - acoustics, ultrasonics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. Phononic crystals cover a wide range of scales, from meter-size periodic structures for sound in air to nanometer-size structures for information processing or thermal phonon control in integrated circuits. They furthermore offer a practical implementation for the paradigms of acoustic metamaterials. The articles in this special issue illustrate several of these aspects.


Comptes Rendus Physique
is an international journal of the French Academy of Sciences, published under the direction of Catherine Bréchignac.

The May 2016 issue is composed of 8 articles preceded by a foreword by the topical coordinator, Vincent Laude.
The special issue can be accessed online on Elsevier's website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/16310705

Paper prize at the international conference VPPC 2014
At the International IEEE "Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference" conference held in Coimbra, Portugal from 27 to 30 October 2014, “Hybrid & Fuel Cell Systems” Research Team of Femto-ST Institute won the Paper Prize for the paper titled “Energy management of an hybrid electrical vehicule in degraded operation”
A book about flexible robotics co-written by Nicolas Chaillet
The objective of the book "Flexible Robotics: Applications to Multiscale Manipulations" is to provide those interested in the field of flexible robotics with an overview of several scientific and technological advances in the practical field of robotic manipulation.
Nonlinear Optics and Supercontinuum Symposium
A one day “Nonlinear Optics and Supercontinuum Symposium” will be held on Friday 20 September in the Amphi FEMTO in honour of Professor Chinlon Lin who will be here in Besançon during this time.
European Time and Frequency Seminar (EFTS)
The European Frequency an Time Seminar (EFTS) will be held from Monday, August 16 to friday, August 30 2013.
Two ERC Grants for FEMTO-ST Institute in 2011
Prof John DUDLEY & Dr Yanne CHEMBO from the Optics Depmarment of FEMTO-ST Institute (UMR 6174 CNRS-Université de Franche-Comté) have both received a financial Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to support the top level scientific excellence of their research projects

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