My core expertise is nanomaterials synthesis. I am focusing on the design of functional nanomaterials, their formation mechanisms and the exploration of new territories in inorganic compositions at the nanoscale, which provide access to properties without equivalent among common compositions. To move away from regular nanomaterials (metals, simple metal oxides), I am developing novel synthesis methods, including original instrumentation, and the use of new liquid and gel media. One of my specificities is the wide range of nanomaterials I am exploring, from oxides to borides, polycationics, metals and nitrides, spanning a wide range of properties, from batteries, thermoelectricity, to spin transport and plasmonics.


Nickel perovskites from molten salts in ACS Applied Nanomaterials

The work of Francisco Gonell on the selective synthesis of nickel perovskites into molten salts is published in ACS Applied Nanomaterials! This work was performed jointly with the RMES group of the Lab. LCMCP and with our colleagues from the LISE lab. Francisco has studied the mechanisms at stake in the formation of perovskite oxides …