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Modeling and Exploration of Materials laboratory (MEM)

Published on 23 June 2020
Head of MEM

Head of MEM:
Thierry Deutsch

Phone: +33 4 38 78 34 06
Fax: +33 4 38 78 51 97
Deputy Head:
Joël Eymery

Phone: +33 4 38 78 30 15
Fax: +33 4 38 78 51 97


Presentation

The MEM laboratory offers a unique and coherent set of techniques for material exploration. It is able to provide comprehensive and concrete answers to materials or processes problems.
The MEM laboratory gathers different teams in our Institute whose thematic area is around one technique or one type of experimental technique.

• LEMMA team: Advanced Microscopies laboratory and ion beams. Ultimate TEM, strain measurements, holography, chemical analysis
• SGX: laboratory X-rays including single crystal analysis, powder scattering, thin films, high resolution, small angle scattering, reflectometry and grazing incidence scattering.
• NRS team: Nanostructures and Synchrotron Radiation laboratory. In situ and operando studies, strain measurements (high resolution and micro-Laue polychromatic X-ray scattering), grazing incidence scattering, reflectometry. Running of CRG beamlines at ESRF.
• NMR team: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance lab, development of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization/Magic Angle Spinning techniques for solid state NMR.
• MDN team: neutron diffraction laboratory. Triple axis inelastic scattering, magnetic scattering. Running of CRG instruments at ILL.
• L_SIM team: numerical simulation laboratory, using ab initio codes based on DFT, Tight binding etc…

The competencies and experimental tools of MEM laboratories are also an essential part of the Grenoble nano-characterization platform (PFNC) and other collaborating research groups (CRGs) built around Grenoble large facilities (ILL for neutrons and ESRF for synchrotron).