Thales Research and Technology – (TRT), France
- THALES RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY1 Av A.Fresnel (site de Polytechnique)F91767 Palaiseau CedexFRANCE
- T: 00 33 169 415 883
- M: 00 33 640 595 198
- e: Paolo.Bondavalli@thalesgroup.com
Description of the organisation
Thales Research and Technology mission is to provide short-term and long-term competitive advantage to the THALES Group by transferring leading edge knowledge by injecting innovation. Through its internal activities and scientific links with industries and universities (such as INRIA, CEA, Ecole polytechnique), either in France or internationally, TRT is participating in the preparation of THALES industrial future in strategic R&D fields according to the Group’s strategic priorities.
With 270 skilled staff, 13000 sq. m of labs of which 1700 sq. m clean rooms, TRT research teams perform pioneering work in the most advanced areas. S&T skills, ranging from materials elaboration (epitaxy/deposition of various semiconductors, metallic, magnetic thin films, ceramics, polymers), through component modelling, processing, testing, assembly and packaging, to integration in appropriate demonstrators are available on site and allow full validation of the technologies investigated before their transfer to operational divisions of the THALES Group.
Specifically, the Nanomaterial team (P. Bondavalli) at the Physics Department of TRT is composed by highly skilled scientists working on the development of new kind of nanomaterials (e.g. carbonaceous nanomaterials) for the new generation of electronic devices (see bibliography). The Laboratory of Chemistry and of Multi-functional Materials (LCMM) (led by C.Galindo), in charge of processing the carbon nanofibers, has acquired over the past 15 years a large background in domains covering organic chemistry and analysis of materials and recently more specifically nanomaterials.
- To achieve stable suspensions of carbon nanofibers
To deposit carbon nanofibers on large surfaces in a uniform and reproducible way • To fabricate electrodes and supercapacitors
- To test them in systematic way
To evaluate their performances