« Yves Rocard 2014 » prize has been presented by Francis Rocard, astrophysicist who participated in the VEGA Mission (overflight Halley’s comet).
This prize has awarded the « ResiScopeTM II » for its instrumental innovation and the successful of technology transfer between an academic laboratory and a private company.
Based on the work of the thesis of Olivier Schneegans, in collaboration with the LGEP (Laboratory of Electrical Engineering of Paris), ScienTec – CSInstruments have developed an electrical characterization system with wide dynamic range in AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy).
Associated with an AFM and a conductive probe in contact with the sample surface, the « ResiScopeTM II » is able to measure local resistance on a dynamic of 10 decades (10² ohms to 1012 ohms), up to 5 kHz. This exceptional dynamic makes it, unique all around the world.