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ANR Clymène project

LMO (molybdenum-based with purified Lithium) crystal is an excellent candidate for the detection of black holes in space. Several teams around the world are trying to synthesize this crystal to obtain devices sensitive to "neutrinos". In France, the ANR Clymène project aims to develop this crystal, then provided to the CNSM in Orsay, to develop a “bolometer”. This system will then be tested at the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy.
The crystals needed for this project were grown at Cristal innov !

This research project gave rise in particular to a thesis, supported by Abdelmounaim Ahmine who also used the resources of Cristal innov to produce the LMO crystals for his work.