The Groupe de Physique des Matériaux (GPM) is a "Unité Mixte de Recherche" (UMR 6634) from University Rouen Normandy, INSA of Rouen Normandy and CNRS.   

The Groupe de Physique des Matériaux (GPM) is a "Unité Mixte de Recherche" (UMR 6634) from University Rouen Normandy, INSA of Rouen Normandy and CNRS.

With more than fifty years of history in scientific instrumentation, the laboratory is one of the pioneer in the development of atom probe tomography. Besides, our main research activities are dedicated to the investigation of materials down to atomic scale thanks to the combination of various techniques and modelling approaches. These activities are distributed within five departments:


link_ico Presentation of the laboratory

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 Our scientific departements:   



Scientific Instrumentation


Metallurgy, Microstructures,


Functionnal Materials
and Nanostructures 


Disordered Systems 
and Polymers


Opening Field 
and Innovations





APT School 2023


This school will provide a thorough background on the principles of the atom probe technique, from the theory of the field evaporation to data mining. Lectures will focus on the basics of APT with a special emphasis on up-to-date techniques (laser-pulsing, DLD detectors, FIB specimen preparation). Beside this lecture series, practicals are organized including specimen preparation, Field Ion Microscopy, APT analysis and data mining.

The school will take place from 13 to 17 November 2023.