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Matter and Radiation


The team Matter and radiation (MATRIX), led by Doru Constantin and Pascale Foury-Leylekian, spans a wide research domain and its members belong to the three main topics of the Laboratory: correlated fermions, nanoscience and soft matter.  

The subjects currently studied by the team are nanotubes and confinement, from physics to biology, multiple orders in correlated fermions materials, self-assembly of nano-structured materials, liquid crystals and polymers, inorganic colloids and hybrid materials.  

Our research team shares common concepts, methods and experimental tools. Our main techniques of investigation are X-ray scattering and spectroscopy. Our approach is based on constant instrumental developments. We also use complementary techniques such as neutron scattering and spectroscopy, NMR, optical and electron microscopies, or femtosecond photo-emission spectroscopy.


The first scattering image (from quartz powder) has been obtained on the MODIX setup! Congratulations to our colleagues (from left to right): Gilles Guillier, Denis Petermann, Marianne Impéror-Clerc and Stéphan Rouzière!