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The LNCMI is regularly involved in projects funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programme for Research and Development. The latest projects are:


The LNCMI-G jointly with two groups from the Institut Néel acts within the Work Package 3 of this EU biggest research initiative ever, which is focused on “Fundamental science of graphene and 2D materials beyond graphene”.



Magneto-optics of layered materials : exploring many-body physics in electronic systems with unconventional bands

The project aims at exploring the fundamental electronic properties of an emerging class of new two-dimensional materials. Its main objective is the investigation of many-body effects in novel quantum Hall effect systems (graphitic layers and surface states of topological insulators) and in layered metals of transition metal dichalcogenides, using magneto-optical spectroscopy - unconventional for this purpose, but uniquely applicable to these particular systems.



The EMFL project aims at gathering the three most important high magnetic field laboratories in Europe (HFML – Nijmegen, HLD – Dresden, LNCMI – Toulouse-Grenoble) in one unique European laboratory, creating the « European Magnetic Field Laboratory ». The project is ending in December 2014 – this new European organisation will then start running and evolving.


- EuroMagNet2 (2009-2013)

The EuroMagNET II project aims at funding the transnational access to users from EU member states, to the high magnetic field installations in Toulouse, Grenoble, Dresden and Nijmegen.


- EuCARD (2009-2013)

Meaning « European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development », this project’s main goal is to upgrade the large European research accelerators by R&D on innovative concepts and techniques, thereby offering researchers the best facilities. The CNRS, via the LNCMI, participates within the Work Package dedicated to magnet development.


- EUROnu (2008-2012)

EUROnu is a concept study launched in 2008 for a four-year period. The first objective is to study three potential facilities to produce neutrinos and to compare them in terms of costs and performance.
In this framework, the laboratory worked with the LPSC for the design and testing of splitted ion source at high frequence resonance (60 GHz), which is an essential element in these neutrinos production chain.


The LNCMI is also member of the ERF network - European Association of National Research Facilities - which gathers international-level research facilities in Europe, who work according to the principle of free open access to the facility for users from all over the world based on the quality of their scientific project.