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Best poster award for work on nanoparticle synthesis using microreactor at Indian Conference

The poster entitled “Gold nanoparticle synthesis at room temperature using microreactor” won the first prize of best poster at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology which took place in Gurgaon, India from December 17th to 21st 2007 (Authors: Akanksha Singh², Chantal Khan Malek*, and S. K. Kulkarni²). This poster results from the French-Indian collaboration initiated between FEMTO-ST (*) and the University of Pune (²) and funded under the IFCPAR programme (Project: 3408-1).

Abstract: Chemical synthesis in microreactor is a novel way of conducting chemistry and offers potential advantages in term of continuous flow, lower amount of solvents, faster reactions, minimal waste and better control over reaction as well as possibility of parallelization. The synthesis of gold nanoparticles, a well known reaction in batch format, was performed successfully in aqueous solution at room temperature in a PDMS microreactor. The reaction time in microreactor format was much faster (on the order of 5 min) than the reaction time in a macroscopic reactor (from 30 min to 1 hour). Studies as a function of temperature and reducing agent concentration were conducted.

  • 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”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Michel planat makes the Insights News of the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical

    Michel Planat's Insights news article "Quantum computing with Riemann hypothesis" is now available on the journal's website and can be viewed at http://iopscience.iop.org/1751-8121/labtalk-article/45421. This news article is based on the recent paper published by the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical.

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  • Summer school in Microrobotics and Self-assembly for hybrid MEMS

    The general context of the summer school concerns the micromanipulation and assembly of such complex microsystems. From the state-of-the-art, integration technologies for heterogeneous microsystems are based on Microrobotics or Self-assembly approaches.

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  • 4M conference 2010

    Co-organized by FEMTO-ST, 4 M conference will take place in Oyonnax (France) from November 17th to 19th.

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  • d-MEMS 2010 – Besançon June 28-29th

    FEMTO-ST and LIFC organize the 1 st workshop on design, control & software implementation for distributed MEMS

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  • Vehicular Power Propulsion Conference - Lille 2010

    FEMTO-ST co-organize The 2010 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) in Lille
    For more informations : http://vppc2010.univ-lille1.fr/

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