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.

News

New article on in situ transmission electron microscopy

We are reporting a second work on in situ electrochemical transmission electron microscopy! This is part of the nice PhD work of Dr. Nathaly Ortiz. We combine several microscopy techniques, i. e. in situ transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy, in order to assess the electrodeposition of graphene oxide films …

Two new works on boron chemistry at the nanoscale!

The team has issued two new articles in September and October dedicated to boron chemistry in nanomaterials! One article published in Inorganic Chemistry is one of the core achievements of Simon Delacroix would received his doctoral title recently. We report nanoparticles of a lithium boride and provide the first in-depth solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance study, …

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 …