SPEC (Service de physique de l’état condensé, CEA-IRAMIS/SPEC UMR 3680 CEA-CNRS) is a "unité mixte" of CEA-CNRS. CEA/Saclay is a major research center in the south of Paris area and a founding member of the University Paris-Saclay. The team members belong to the “Laboratoire Nano-Magnétisme et Oxydes” (LNO) and "Systèmes Physiques Hors-équilibre, hYdrodynamique, éNergie et compleXité" (SPHYNX) groups of IRAMIS-SPEC. They have a long and recognized experience in the layer-by-layer growth of oxides, in structural and magnetic characterizations as well as in near field investigations .

SOLEIL Synchrotron

SOLEIL synchrotron is a recent third generation synchrotron source located close to Saclay (France). The radiation facility provides state of the art X-ray beamlines. Four of them, DiffAbs, HERMES, DEIMOS and LUCIA participate in the present project. They provide the complementary local probe micron and nano scale resolved investigation tools for advanced characterization of our nanostructures. They run routinely µ-XRD/µXRF, XPEEM, circular dichroism and high-resolution µ-XRF/µ-XAS experiments, respectively.


The CEMES (Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes structurales, UPR 8011, CNRS) is a « unité propre » from the French CNRS located in Toulouse. The theory team, part of MEM (Matériaux et dispositifs pour l’Electronique et le Magnétisme) has acquired great expertise in first-principles methods applied to spinel and perovskite oxides, including the electronic properties of defective oxides and oxide-based heterostructures, with in particular, the 2D interface electron gases as main problematic. They have acquired a strong knowledge of the physics of complex oxides and a strong experience in using DFT codes, including the specific methods for transition metal oxides (DFT+U…).