The LPN Central Technology Facility belongs,
together with five other facilities located in
CEA-LETI associated to
IEF, to the national BTR network,
the Basic Technology Research
network initiated in 2004.
This network supports all major public technological research centres.
Within the framework of this network, LPN supports more than sixty external
projects every year, the technological investigation being developed in LPN
while the project leader belongs to another lab. LPN process specialists
evaluate the feasibility of the project, and define the technology to be
exploited or to be developed in order to deliver the required structures or
to perform high-end analysis. LPN has a 15% share of its technological
activity devoted to research projects managed by groups or researchers from
The LPN expertise covers requirements such as delivery of MBE or MOVPE grown
materials, mainly III-V semiconductors heterostructures, micro and nano
technologies, and also analysis.