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Système d’élaboration de couches minces sous vide



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41.72 x 27.77 cm / 300 dpi


Cyrile Deranlot alongside a system for production under vacuum of thin layers, comprising in particular a cathode sputtering machine and a thermal evaporator. This system is used to deposit magnetic nanostructures for spintronics. In particular, it was used for development of the gold and tungsten alloy resulting from research undertaken by the CNRS/Thales Unité Mixte de Physique. This innovative alloy is now exploited by the DAUMET start-up, which has christened it SpinD Gold. Its innovative (colour, lustre, density, cost) and environmental qualities are of interest to operators in the watchmaking/jewellery trade.

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