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Institut des NanoSciences de Paris (INSP)


The unifying theme of the research conducted at the INSP is the identification and understanding of new properties that arise whenever physical phenomena are confined to objects smaller than their characteristic length. Particular attention is paid to the control and characterisation of the interfaces between these small objects and their environment.

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Observing and understanding nature better to replicate its genius... This is not a new idea but the concept of bio-inspiration now appears to be more than ever a major trend for innovation. In health, robotics, ecology, chemistry, engineering sciences, etc., CNRS researchers will show you their research and its applications which were inspired by nature. Welcome to the bio-inspired world!
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