Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux
Inorganic thin films by radio frequency sputtering: transparent conducting oxides, integrated batteries, dielectric and ferroelectric films.
The ICMCB focuses on three research areas: Solid State Chemistry, Materials Science and Molecular Science. Furthermore, the ICMCB associates even its fundamental research activities to potential or existing applications. Their interest is not limited to ideal materials and their intrinsic properties, but specifically includes interfaces, surfaces and composites. Research also covers activities in nano-materials and meta-materials.
The Chemistry of Solid State materials team has long term experience in integrated batteries, transparent conducting oxides, magnetic storage and ferroelectric films. Based on a deep know-how of the structure and properties of bulk compounds, the transfer of materials into inorganic thin film form was successful in the past. Such a transfer was, in most cases, achieved through plasma-based routes.
Based on this previous experience in inorganic thin films, there is a willingness to process them with the tooling such as provided by the ELORPrintTec facility. It allows a better fit of the requirement for the further scientific and technological developments as well as the expectations of the industrial partners.
The facility provides the opportunity to combine inorganic thin films with organic semi-conductors allowing the generation of novel interfaces and functionalities for the development of new devices concepts and products.See the ICMCB website