• The 2018 Mecano School held at IESC in Cargèse (Corsica) ended this friday Nov 2nd. The Adrian storm impacted the school (especially Prof. Thomas and Kiener's lectures), but certainly less than the local harbour of Cargèse

    Overall, about 40 presentations (posters, regular talks and posters) were given during the week.  The slides of the lectures can be found following the "Tutorial" link on the conference site.

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  • A 12 months post-doctoral position is available in SIMaP in partnership with Institut Néel in Grenoble.

    Title: "Optimal compositions for Multicaloric materials: ferromagnetic memory shape alloys (NiMnXY)"

    Project: The project aims at developping new compositions for ferromagnetic shape memory alloys with multifunctional properties enabling new energy conversion process (mechanical / magnetic). These materials target energy reduction scheme for cooling devices (multicaloric properties (magneto/elasto)). Heusler based alloys NiMn(InX, X=Co, Cu, Fe...) exhibit exceptional properties, including the absence of rare earth elements. Multicaloric effects and the phase transition temperature (close to room temperature) are very sensitive to alloy composition. Dissipation during hysteresis cycle have to be decreased. These dissipations are due to structural effects allowing lattice strain accomodation between the phases during the (austenite-martensitic) transformation. Moreover, intermetallic NiMnXY phases are very fragile (grain boundary decohesion) and difficult to shape (lack of crystal plasticity and strong anisotropy of properties).

    Please send Curriculum and recommandation letters to:

    Marc VERDIER : marc.verdier@grenoble-inp.fr - SIMaP

    Laureline PORCAR : laureline.porcar@neel.cnrs.fr - Institut Néel

    More information can be found in the document below : (Fr & En)

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  • The 2018 Mecano school is going on in Cargèse (Corsica). Despite the passage of storm Adrian which interrupted the lectures for a few hours, those have resumed, safely.

    Tutorials are accessible for participants and on request from the Mecano network  on the conference website (Tutorials) or directly at https://mycore.core-cloud.net/index.php/s/QP4LegLI7mLmo4S  (password needed).

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  • Title: "Fatigue damage in titanium alloy. Experimental Characterisation and Modelling."

    A post-doctoral position (18 month) is available in CIRIMAT Toulouse, in a collaborative framework with SAFRAN Nacelles. This position is related to a PhD study conducted in CIRIMAT on the evolution of microstructure and mechanical behaviour of a titanium alloy after ageing at high temperature under air.


    The project for this post doctoral position aims to better understand and predict fatigue damage after ageing. Damage mechanisms in this Ti alloy will be first studied through a literature survey and by the analysis of fatigue tests results already performed in the laboratory (analysis of fatigue curves, characterisation of ruptured specimens, complementary fatigue tests is necessary)and in the industrial partner. A predictive numerical model for the evolution of fatigue damage depending on ageing conditions will then be developed. This model, based on observed mechanisms, will be calibrated using experimental available in Safran data bases.

    Position is already open, send Curriculum and recommandation letters to:

    Bernard Viguier - Bernard.viguier@ensiacet.fr - CIRIMAT

    Anne Mahieu - anne.mahieu@safrangroup.com - Safran Nacelles

    More information on requirements and subject are available in the document (Fr and En) below :


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  • We are pleased to announce you that the Son et Lumière 2019: Wave Interactions at the Nanoscale thematic school will be held in Les Houches from March 11 to 22, 2019.

    This event will be the seventh edition of the Son et Lumière International School dedicated to nanophononics, i.e. the study most often by optical methods, hence the name Son et Lumière (Sound and Light) given to the series of schools ‒ of phonons in nanoscale or nanostructured systems. The two main goals of the school are to provide a detailed overview of this area of ​​research for PhD students and young researchers beginning in this field, and to promote interactions between the different communities (optics, nanoacoustics, nanothermics, optomechanics, ...) that contribute to its development.

    The deadline for submitting applications to attend the school is 15 December 2018. More information on the school is available at https://sel2019.sciencesconf.org/ (or, if necessary, by sending an email to sel2019@sciencesconf.org).

    Covered themes :

    1) Introduction to nanophononics, picosecond acoustics            
    2) Vibrational properties of nano-objects and nanostructures   
    3) Applications of phonons for industry,bioimaging and sensing 
    4) Emerging spectroscopies involving non-visible waves (X-rays, THz)    
    5) Nanoscale thermal transport 
    6) Optomechanics

    Speakers (provisional list):

    - Humphrey Maris (Brown university)   
    - Bernard Perrin (INSP Paris)     
    - Vitaliy Gusev (Le Mans university)       
    - Natalia Del Fatti (iLM Lyon)     
    - Jérémie Margueritat (iLM Lyon)           
    - Jean-Charles Beugnot (Femto-ST Besançon)    
    - Arnaud Devos (IEMN Lille)       
    - Bertrand Audoin (I2M Bordeaux)        
    - V. Ara Apkarian (Irvine university)       
    - Steven Johnson (ETH Zürich)  
    - Eric Collet (IPR Rennes)           
    - David Cahill (Illinois university)            
    - Valentina Giordano (iLM Lyon)             
    - Antoine Heidmann or Pierre-François Cohadon (LKB Paris)      
    - Ivan Favero (MPQ Paris)

    The organizing committee:

    - Matias Bargheer (Postdam Universität)   
    - Aurélien Crut (iLM Lyon)     
    - Yannick Guillet (I2M Bordeaux)       
    - Pascal Ruello (IMM le Mans) 

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