Published on December 22, 2021 Updated on December 22, 2021

Microscopy & Analysis

CY Microscopy and Analysis is the imaging platform associated with the I-Mat federation. This platform provides research support to the CYU laboratories, particularly the laboratories: ERrmece, GEC, L2MGC and LPPI. Companies may access the techniques and expertise developed in this platform via services or collaborations. The diversity of its equipment allows it to cover a large number of fields of application.
fédération I-Mat
Research center type
Innovation platform


Detail of services

The platform offers comprehensive and customised support to suit all needs:
  • Characterisation of materials: from preparation to acquisition of images and analyses, and including the drafting of an analysis report.
  • Expertise: Development of new analysis protocols and advanced interpretation of results
  • Courses: The platform offers tailor-made training in the fields of imaging and analysis. These training courses are open to the public (industrial or academic)



The platform offers possibilities for spectroscopic, thermal, (thermo)mechanical, electrical, magnetic, acoustic and petrophysical characterisations. These specific services are handled by the laboratories of the I-MAT Federation.


  • UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy (liquid and solid)
  • Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (gas, liquid and solid)
  • Spectrofluorimeter
  • Polarimeter
  • RAMAN spectroscopy

Mechanical properties

  • Dynamic Thermomechanical Analyser
  • Dynamic rheometers
  • Triaxial presses
  • Bending and compression presses
  • Traction apparatus

Thermal analysis

  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis
  • Microcalorimeter (ITC type)
  • Conductivity meter

Analysis of porous media

  • Mercury porosimeter
  • BET - measurement of internal surfaces by gas adsorption


Equipment continued

Electrical, magnetic and acoustic properties

  • Potentiostats
  • Electrochemical impedance analyser
  • Conductivity meter (for saline solutions and solid materials)
  • Magnetometer
  • Kappameter (magnetic susceptibility)
  • Ultrasonic sensors, oscilloscopes and pulse generators for acoustic measurements

For further information, please contact the director Sébastien PERALTA:

Atomic force microscope

AFM - Bruker Dimension Icon

Confocal LASER scanning microscope


Scanning electron microscope

SEM - ZEISS GeminiSEM 300

Raman spectrometer

Witec Rise


Only trained users who are authorised by platform staff may reserve devices through the reservation server.
To access the imat-resa reservation site:
Click here

Academic programs

For all requests for information and quotes, please contact  Carolina FERREIRA

Contact information

Address :
5 Mail Gay-Lussac, Neuville-sur-Oise
95031 Cergy-Pontoise cedex
Phone :
+33 1 34 25 41 21
Email :
On the Internet :