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Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films

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The “Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces” (LPICM), hosted by Ecole Polytechnique was founded in 1986 and it became the CNRS UMR number 7647 in 1997. Today it belongs to the CNRS Engineering (INSIS) as a principal institute, while also having partnership with the CNRS Physics and Chemistry Institutes. 

Since its fundation in 1986, the LPICM has strongly grown and developed into a multidisciplinary laboratory where fundamental research in the areas of Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics and Optics strongly interact to develop future applications in the fields of Energy Harvesting & Storage, Sensors based on nanosized objects, and Large Area Electronic devices using both organic and electronic materials.  
Moreover, the laboratory has developed new Optical Characterization TechniquesMueller Polarimetry for microelectronics and biomedical characterization and Tip Enhanced NanoRaman Spectroscopy (TERS), allowing for unique characterization at the nanometer level.

Research areas

 Nanostructured materials for PV and Optoelectronics - NANOSIL
 Flexible Organic and Large Area Electronics - FOLAE
 Nanomaterials and Devices - NANOMADE  Polarimetric Optics and Raman Spectroscopy Group