SILSEF is a performing SME specialised in nano-patterned functional surfaces, in particular for optics (anti-reflection, diffraction/decoration) and wetting engineering. It develops innovative and patented technologies to create high performance surfaces combining bulk (chemical) properties with those generated by nano-imprint (physical) patterning on semiconductors, metals, glass and polymers. SILSEF is involved in funded projects (ANR, DGA/Astrid Maturation, Eurostars) and joint- development with customers. It shares a 2.000m2 semiconductor plant with Silicon wafer manufacturer Sil’Tronix near Annecy with cleanrooms and various caharcterisation tools. Wetting control is a strategic area under development through academic partnerships (NILAB open Innovation platform). In particular, SiLSEF currently has a PhD student focused on hydrophobic coatings in collaboration with LMI lab in Lyon.
Optics, Functional films (packaging and electronics), Nano-enabled flexible glass, plastic and metal (including flexible electronics, Photovoltaics, heat exchangers and electrochromic envelopes), Nano-enabled surfaces for energy storage, Nano-enabled elements for blades and composites, Micro-electronics, Fatigue assessment of large offshore steel structures, Influence of corrosion on fatigue resistance of high-strength bolts, Graphene, Equipment exposed to harsh conditions , Tribological coatings/surfaces
Texturing during moulding, Roll 2 roll texturing
Icing conditions, Harsh industrial conditions, Water filtration, Climate chamber