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ANR funded project

Laboratoires communs organismes de recherche publics – PME/ETI (LabCom V6) 2014

Experimental development of new films for renewable energies

The project DEFIER (a French word meaning “to challenge”) stands for Développements Expérimentaux de Films Innovants pour les Energies Renouvelables, translated in English as Experimental developments of innovative films for renewable energies. More precisely it is devoted to the solar cells and energy storage. Energy is one of the main research topic in the IMN laboratory, implying more than one half of the researchers. It is also an important field of development of the ARMOR company, with a large part of investments. The skills of both partners will be applied to solve the scientific problems and to develop innovative processes and materials. It is especially true for thin films deposit and ink formulation at ARMOR, a world leader in the thermal printing. Inside the Joint Laboratory DEFIER, these capabilities will allow the development of organic solar cells, and help in producing performing and lower cost energy storage devices (batteries and supercapacitors). IMN will provide its scientific knowledge, its expertise in elaboration and characterization of materials, and a wide opening on various techniques for thin films preparation.


IMN Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel

ANR grant: 300 000 euros
Beginning and duration: janvier 2015 - 36 mois


ANR Programme: Laboratoires communs organismes de recherche publics – PME/ETI (LabCom V6) 2014

Project ID: ANR-14-LAB6-0007

Project coordinator:
Monsieur Guy OUVRARD (Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel)


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