The team Matter and radiation (MATRIX), led by Erwan Paineau, spans a wide research domain and its members belong to the three main topics of the Laboratory:

  • New electronic states of matter
  • Physical phenomena with reduced dimensions
  • Soft matter and physics-biology interface

The subjects currently studied by the team are nanotubes and confinementmultiple orders in correlated fermions materialsself-assembly of nano-structured materialsliquid crystals and polymersinorganic colloids and hybrid materials.  
Our research team shares common concepts, methods and experimental tools. Our main techniques of investigation are X-ray scattering and spectroscopy. Our approach is based on constant instrumental developments. We also use complementary techniques such as neutron scattering and spectroscopy, NMR, optical and electron microscopies.