• Innovative polymer materials
  • Soft Matter
  • Controling microstructure
  • Understanding materials properties from the atomic scale
  • Anticoherent spin states
  • Atomic laser cooling
Welcome to the CESAM web site

CESAM (Complex and Entangled Systems from Atoms to Materials) develops activities in fundamental and applied research, in the scientific fields between the physics and chemistry of materials and atomic and nuclear physics, including complex and soft matter physics. Through its member labs, the CESAM research unit (UR) integrates a coherent ensemble of expertises in both theory and experiment, favoring multidisciplinary approaches for systems going from individual atoms to the most complex of materials. 

In order to carry out its objectives in fundamental and applied research, the research unit is structured in 5 centers which focus on :
> Macromolecular chemistry
> Chemistry of inorganic materials
> Physics of soft matter and complex systems
> Atomic and nuclear physics
> Physics of quantum materials


Beyond their individual activities and fields of expertise, the centers collaborate in the development of several transversal research axes, in particular functional materials, granular matter, and quantum systems. 

The CESAM scientific community integrates three facets of research : theory and modelling, synthesis and fabrication, and experimental characterization.


We are grateful to all funding agencies that support our research, amongst which:

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BIODEC  project - PROSTEM project -  LOCOTED project




Dr Michiel van Setten  (IMEC - Leuven) will present the seminar "Attoscience and lithography : how to connect them using ab initio" at 11h15.

Please follow us on :
Zoom link:
ID de réunion : 849 7718 2713
or on Twitch.TV

Chemo and Regioselective Additions of Nucleophiles to Cyclic Carbonates for the Preparation of SelfBlowing NonIsocyanate Polyurethane Foams

Authors: Florent Monie, Bruno Grignard, Jean-Michel Thomassin, Raphaël Mereau, Thierry Tassaing, Christine Jerome, and Christophe Detrembleur

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10.1002/anie.202006267


The GRASP lab's last paper has just been made available in #openacces in @SoftMatter. Nicolas Vandewalle's PhD student, Salvatore, did a wonderful work finding how to calculate the packing fraction of binary granular system and to measure the effect of segregation. https://rsc.li/2T16hO3

PhD defense of Lionel PODLECKI

The PhD defense of Lionel Podlecki will be held  at 02:00 PM on October 14th, 2020. The thesis : "Laser cooling revisited - Standardized analytical treatment of the radiation pressure on multi-level atoms in arbitrary laser field configurations" is supervised by Thierry Bastin  (IPNAS, CESAM, ULiege).

Due to specific measures the lecture will be held on visioconference using Lifesize.

Salle : défense de thèse Lionel Podlecki

Adresse : https://call.lifesizecloud.com/5268131

access code : 4000#

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