CNRS, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research), is a government-funded research organisation funded in 1939, under the responsibility of the French Ministry of research. With 33000 persons, 1144 research units spread throughout the country, CNRS carries out research in all scientific fields of knowledge and conducts interdisciplinary programmes, one major objective being to improve knowledge, promote interdisciplinarity, ensure economic and technological development or solve complex societal needs. CNRS is the French largest research organization, and the largest European one in terms of publications. CNRS has been awarded in 2017 HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R). The present project will be managed by SPV (service Partenariat & Valorisation) of the CNRS Bretagne Pays de la Loire which is located in Rennes. Bretagne Pays de la Loire area is exceptional on a scientific and economical view. It accommodates a high number of scientific establishments and institutions such as public research organisations (CNRS, INRIA, INSERM…), higher education establishments (Supelec, ENS, INSA, ENSCR, University of Rennes 1 and 2) and several private research centres. CNRS represents the following Joint Research Units internationally recognized for their theoretical contribution to the field of halide perovskites.

The Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR) is a joint research unit for chemistry gathering 280 core staff members. The Inorganic Theoretical Chemistry Team, is involved in the understanding of the chemical bond in transition metal inorganic chemistry, and the study of electron-counting, structure, physical properties and reactivity of both molecular and solid-state systems.

The laboratory Fonctions Optiques pour les Technologies de l’informatiON (FOTON) conducts research in the area of photonics for information technology. It deals with an unusual large variety of research areas in the optics sector of the telecommunications industry: “from the atom to telecommunication systems”, but also photovoltaics.

Persons in charge of the project

Claudine Katan (Principal Investigator)

Jacky Even (Co-principal Investigator)

Mikaël Kepenekian

Thi Phuc Tan NGuyen

Pooja Basera