The nanosim graphene consortium is made up of 6 partners representing theoretical graphene modelling groups from across the French research community, coordinated by the CEA at Grenoble. Additionally it features two associated partners, École Polytechnique de Montréal and the Hanoi Advanced School of Science and Technology.

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Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique

Two research division of CEA are involved in the project, DSM and DRT with laboratories (DSM/INAC/SP2M/L_sim and DRT/LETI/D2NT/LSCE)

The CEA are the nanosim_graphene project leaders, with Mair Chshiev the project coordinator.

Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale

The simulation group at IEF has a long term experience in developing device simulation codes. In particular, it has developed for many years the simulator MONACO, which has been used to study many transport problems in advanced semiconductor devices but also for spin polarized transport in III-V heterostructures, and extended to carbon nanotube transistors.

Néel Institute Néel Institute

The Theory and Modeling group at Néel Institut has a long lasting experience in using and developing ab initio codes for structural and dynamical properties, electronic structure calculations and electronic transport calculations within the Landauer formalism.

CNRS-IMNInstitut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel (CNRS / Universite de Nantes)

The Physics of Materials and Nanostructures Group (PMN) is located in the Institute of Materials Jean Rouxel in Nantes, the third largest materials research lab in France. The theory group focuses on the chemistry, defects and materials science of graphene and graphene nanoribbons.

LPS-OrsayLaboratoire de physique des solides, Universite Paris Sud

The theory group at LPS have recently focused extensively on the subject of graphene, as well as the possibility of the emergence of Dirac cones in other graphene-like materials such as quinoid-type graphene and alpha-(BEDT-TTF)2I3 under pressure.


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Affiliated Partners

École Polytechnique de Montréal École Polytechnique de Montréal

The “Nanostructure group” at École Polytechnique de Montréal occupies a leading position in the development of a new generation of high performance STM simulator that exploits parallel computing and practical algorithms to study large-scale atomic models.

Hanoi Advanced School of Science and Technology Hanoi Advanced School of Science and Technology

HAST will be more specifically involved in the tasks related to edge-disorder effects and electron-phonon scattering in the nanosim graphene project.

The Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology The Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology

The Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience Group of ICN will be involved in the exploration of quantum transport in chemically-modified forms of graphene based materials and devices, including spin and tehrmal transport as well as novel device principles.