The MEC laboratory is a fundamental research lab where two closely related topics are investigated, on the one hand the interaction of matter with a strong laser field, i.
Three research programs of the IRAMIS found an natural extension towards biology: Molecular engineering, where studies of co-operative interactions of molecules in solution found a direct extension towards studies of proteins and of the various assembly modes of biological interest molecules, Matter with high density of energy, where radiolysis, molecule radiation interactions, can be directly transposed to molecules like the ADN, Divided ultra matter, where nanostructured materials, nanophysics and biology converge.
A chemical reaction depends not only of atoms and molecules involved but also of their short range environment.
Photosciences: Light plays a role in many physical and chemical processes; it is also an exceptional tool in the investigation of matter.
Les grandes installations de l’IRAMIS, telles que les spectromètres de diffusion, de diffraction et les stations d’imagerie de neutrons du LLB ou l’accélérateur SIRIUS du LSI, sont particulièrement adaptées à l’étude des propriétés physiques de la matière condensée.