Workshop and Design office

Facts and Figures:

Facts and Figures:

The department is a research federation (FR684) headed by the ENS and the CNRS. It provides technical platforms to the laboratories (workshop, cryogenic fluids, clean room facility, network, and logistics) and administrative support.

The life of the department is carried by those present daily in the
laboratories, classrooms, common services and the new library of experimental sciences. Composed of 450 people in total (44 owned and operated by the Federation) including 120 researchers / lecturers,the Department of Physics is the largest structure of research and teaching at the ENS.

In 2011, the department won recognition as an Excellence laboratory (“Laboratoire d’excellence”) for its research and teaching strategy.

Staff from the design office and the workshop provides technical assistance to design and built custom instrumentation. Pieces are realised in close coordination with the research groups to meet faculty needs.
Considerable technical expertise is to be underlined, as the capacity to weld down to 0.2 mm, and to conceive and realize extremely complex pieces, in particular cryostats.

Please find below devices recently developed by the team :
- A light-weight Faraday cell with high resonance frequencies
- A pumped 4He cryostat for a high-q microwave cavity

Staff

The workshop is staffed with technicians from the department, one technician from LPA and three technicians from LKB. The welding shop is staffed with one assistant engineer from the department. Four engineers constitute the design office. One engineer, head of the group, manages the complex workflow of the entire platform.

  • Head of the group: Jean-Michel Isac
    • Office : L070
    • Tél : 01 44 32 34 40

Workshop

Design Office

Welding Shop

Equipment

Workshop equipment comprises several CNC machining centers and a number of conventional machining mills, lathes, and drills etc. Welding material includes welding plasma micro TIG for low-thickness parts (0.2mm), two TIG welding stations, and two oxy acetylene welding stations.
The design office works in an integrated Catia (CAD/CAM) and MasterCam (CAM) environment and is strongly involved with finite-element modeling using Comsol software. Its state-of-the-art large-format printers are used throughout the department.

Facts and Figures:

The department is a research federation (FR684) headed by the ENS and the CNRS. It provides technical platforms to the laboratories (workshop, cryogenic fluids, clean room facility, network, and logistics) and administrative support.

The life of the department is carried by those present daily in the
laboratories, classrooms, common services and the new library of experimental sciences. Composed of 450 people in total (44 owned and operated by the Federation) including 120 researchers / lecturers,the Department of Physics is the largest structure of research and teaching at the ENS.

In 2011, the department won recognition as an Excellence laboratory (“Laboratoire d’excellence”) for its research and teaching strategy.