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IRIG partner of four EquipEx+ projects

This program aims to support new research equipment of international standard, to strengthen the excellence of French scientific research. Following a call for research proposals, 50 proposals out of 135 were selected by an international jury end of 2020 and IRIG is associated with four of them.

Published on 8 March 2021


For a "Global upgrading and New French Hard X-Ray Investigation Infrastructures" the MAGNIFIX project will give the French academic and industrial community privileged access to the new EBS-ESRF fourth generation synchrotron source (the most efficient in the world), through the upgrading of 5 French CRG "Collaborative Research Groups" beamlines (two of them managed by IBS and MEM) (total investment of 12 million euros over 2021-2025) 


This project aims to create a national technological platform for the synthesis of two-dimensional materials for spintronics. The project brings to IRIG a funding of 564k€ (out of the 2.24M€ total project) for the development of crystalline growth (PHELIQS) and molecular beam epitaxy (SPINTEC), 


This project is intended to boost the technological capacities of the national RENATECH network to tackle outstanding scientific and societal challenges. With a €2.4M funding (out of the €16.5M for the Nanofutur project) the spintronics pilot line, managed by SPINTEC and LTM, will simplify the technology transfer of innovative spintronic devices. It will reinforce Grenoble as one of the leading edge institutes in the field by enabling the acquisition of a multi-target materials deposition cluster unique in France and a plasma etching reactor dedicated to magnetic materials. 

France CryoEM 

For a "National instrumentation in cryo-electron microscopy": 3 ultra-efficient and ultra-stable high-energy electron cryo-microscopes will be installed in France, one of them managed by IBS for the observation of macromolecules at atomic level

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