Joint Research Unit

Centre de Recherches sur l’HétéroEpitaxie et ses Applications (CRHEA)

Address :
Rue Bernard Grégory Les Lucioles 1
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General information

Affiliated institutions :

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Reference : UMR7073

Departments : DS 2 : Physique


Director(s) :
Electronics, Optics and Nano teams 
a Joint Research Service 
• Structural characterization by X-ray diffraction, microscopy (scanning electron, transmission, atomic force, scanning tunneling) 
• Optical characterization (spectroscopy, photoluminescence, cathodoluminescence) 
• Clean room labeled as a regional technology center (optical and electronic lithography, deposition, engraving)  


Jean Massies received the "Al Cho Award" at the 19th international conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy held in Montpellier in September 2016, "for his pioneering work on Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Gallium arsenide, Gallium nitride and metallic multilayers, which contributed to the development of high electron mobility transistors and the discovery of giant magnetoresistance”  


CRHEATEC: technology platform 
Joint Research Service for the characterization of materials  


International relations

• Scientific partners: L2C, CEA-INAC, CEA Leti, C2N, IEMN, Institut Pascal, INPHYNI, IPMC, CCMA, GEOAZUR, LAGRANGE 
• OPTITEC competitiveness cluster (member of POPSud) 
• Member of the METPACA and METSA electron microscopy networks  
• Leader of the GaNEX (national GaN network) Laboratory of Excellence 

Industrial relations

EasyGaN: spin-off created in 2017 
Industrial partners: RIBER, STMicroelectronics, Lumilog-Saint Gobain, Thales, SOITEC, Novasic, Ommic, Sagem, Osram