Nanomaterials and Device Fabrication by Nanochemistry




72 M.L. De Marco, W. Baaziz, S. Sharna, F. Devred, C. Poleunis, A. Chevillot-Biraud, S. Nowak, R. Haddad, M. Odziomek, C. Boissière, D. P. Debecker, O. Ersen, J. Peron, and M. Faustini, High-Entropy-Alloy Nanocrystal Based Macro- and Mesoporous Materials ACS Nano  2022


71 M. Odziomek, F. Thorimbert, C. Boissiere, G. Drisko, S. Parola, C. Sanchez, M. Faustini, Periodic Nanoporous Inorganic Patterns Directly Made by Self-Ordering of Cracks, Advanced Materials 2022

70   M. Gayrard,B. Marmiroli, F. Chancerel,P. Decorse, H. Amenitsch, J. Peron, A. Cattoni, M. Faustini,  Deep X-Ray Lithography on “Sol-Gel” Processed Noble Metal Mesoarchitectured Films, Nanoscale 2022

included in the Emerging Investigators Issue 2022

69        M. Gayrard, F. Chancerel, M. L. De Marco, D. Naumenko, C. Boissière, L. Rozes, H. Amenitsch, J. Peron, A. Cattoni, M. Faustini, Block-Copolymers Enable Direct Reduction and Structuration of Noble Metal-based Films, Small, 2022

68       H. Pasco; L. de Viguerie; M. Faustini; C. Coelho-Diogo; O. Ersen; C. Gervais; F. Gobeaux; D. Ihiawakrim; M. Jaber; P. Walter; C. Sanchez, Shedding Light on Functional Hybrid Nanocomposites 19th Century Paint Medium, Advanced Functional Materials, 2106346, 2022.

highlighted in advancedsciencenews

67     H. Pasco, L. Carlyle, M. Faustini, H. Glanville, C. Sanchez, P. Walter, L. de Viguerie Investigating Nineteenth Century Gel Mediums: From Historical Recipes to Model Systems, Studies in Conservation, DOI: 10.1080/00393630.2022.2031530



66       C. Avci, M.L. De Marco, C. Byun, J. Perrin, M. Scheel, C. Bossiere, M. Faustini, Metal-Organic Framework Photonic Balls: Single Object Analysis for Local Thermal Probing, Advanced Materials, 2021

highlighted in Advanced Science News “this month in picture”

65         M. Elmaalouf; M. Odziomek; S. Duran; M. Gayrard; M. Bahri; C. Tard; A. Zitolo; B. Lassalle-Kaiser; J.-Y. Piquemal; O. Ersen; C. Boissière; C. Sanchez; M. Giraud; M. Faustini; J. Peron, The origin of the high electrochemical activity of pseudo-amorphous iridium oxidesNature Communications, 12, 3935, 2021.


64        M. Gayrard; J. Voronkoff; C. Boissière; D. Montero; L. Rozes; A. Cattoni; J. Peron; M. Faustini  Replacing Metals with Oxides in Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching Enables Direct Fabrication of Silicon Nanowires by Solution Processing, Nano Letters, 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00178

63         M. Faustini, Patterning MOFs at smaller scales,  Nature Materials 2021


62        C. Daiane Ferreira da Silva; F. Claudel; V. Martin; R. Chattot; S. Abbou; K. Kumar; I. Jiménez-Morales; S. Cavaliere; D. Jones; J. Rozière; L. Solà-Hernandez; C. Beauger; M. Faustini; J. Peron; B. Gilles; T. Encinas; L. Piccolo; F. H. Barros de Lima; L. Dubau; F. Maillard, Oxygen Evolution Reaction Activity and Stability Benchmarks for Supported and Unsupported IrOx Electrocatalysts, ACS Catalysis, 4107-4116, 2021.


61         M. Braik, I. Sow, J. Nelayah, A. Belkhir, M. Faustini, S. Mercone, S. Nowak, P. Decorse, J-Y Piquemal, N. Felid Introducing cobalt as a potential plasmonic candidate combining optical and magnetic functionalities within the same nanostructure Nanoscale 2021


60       S. Duran; M. Elmaalouf; M. Odziomek; J.-Y. Piquemal; M. Faustini; M. Giraud; J. Peron; C. Tard, Electrochemical Active Surface Area Determination of Iridium-Based Mixed Oxides by Mercury Underpotential Deposition, ChemElectroChem, 8, 3519-3524, 2021.




59         C. Salameh ; F. Salviat ; E. Bessot ; M. Lama ; J.M. Chassot ; E.Moulongui ; Y. Wang ; M. Robin ; A. Bardouil; F. Artzner ; A. Marcellan ; C. Sanchez ; M-M Giraud-Guille;  M. Faustini; R. Carminati ; N. Nassif,  Origin of transparency in scattering biomimetic collagen materials  PNAS 2020

58        M. Faustini, Sol-Gel Engineering to Tune Structural Colours, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Techol. 2020

57         Z. Chehadi, C. Boissiere, C. Chaneac, M. Faustini, Nanoconfined Water Vapor as Probe to Evaluate Plasmonic HeatingNanoscale, DOI: 10.1039/D0NR01678K 2020

featured as COVER 

56           E. Bindini; Z. Chehadi; M. Faustini; P.-A. Albouy; D. Grosso; A. Cattoni; C. Chanéac; O. Azzaroni; C. Sanchez; C. Boissière, Following in Situ the Degradation of Mesoporous Silica in Biorelevant Conditions: At Last, a Good Comprehension of the Structure Influence, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 13598-13612, 2020.

55.        D.R. Ceratti; M. Faustini; D. Grosso, Ionic diffusion, nanoparticle formation and trapping within sol‐gel made Pillared Planar Nanochannels in a simple microfluidic device, ChemNanoMat, 6, 392-403, 2020

54.        M. Odziomek; M. Bahri; C. Boissière; C. Sanchez; B. Lassalle-Kaiser; A. Zitolo; O. Ersen; S. Nowak; C. Tard; M. Giraud; M. Faustini; J. Peron, Aerosol synthesis of thermally stable porous noble metals and alloys by using bi-functional templates, Materials Horizons, 2020. DOI: 10.1039/C9MH01408J



53.      H-L Chen; A. Cattoni; R. De Lépinau; A. Walker; O. Hoehn; D. Lackner; G. Siefer; M. Faustini; N. Vandamme; J. Goffard; B. Behaghel; C. Dupuis; N. Bardou; Frank Dimroth; S. Collin,19.9%-efficient ultrathin solar cell based on a 205nm-thick GaAs absorber with a silver nanostructured back mirror, Nature Energy

52.      M.Faustini; M. Giraud ; D. Jones ; J. Rozière ; M. Dupont ; T. R. Porter ; S. Nowak ; M. Bahri ; O. Ersen ; C. Sanchez ; C. Boissière ; C. Tard ; J. Peron, Hierarchically Structured Ultraporous Iridium-Based Materials: A Novel Catalyst Architecture for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzers  Advanced Energy Materials,DOI aenm.201802136, 2019

featured as COVER 


51.      M. Faustini, A. Cattoni, J. Peron, P. Ebrard, C. Boissiere, A. Malchere, P. Steyer, D. Grosso, Dynamic shaping of femtoliter dew dropletsACS Nano,12, 4, 3243-3252, 2018.

50.         M. Faustini, L. Nicole; E.R. Hitzky, C. Sanchez, History of organic inorganic hybrid materials: prehistory, art, science and advanced applications,  Advanced Functional Materials, 28, 1704158, 2018.

49.        T. Bottein; O. Dalstein; M. Putero; A. Cattoni; M. Faustini; M. Abbarchi; D. Grosso, Environment-controlled sol-gel soft-NIL processing for optimized titania, alumina, silica and yttria-zirconia imprinting at sub-micron dimensionsNanoscale, 10, 1420-1431, 2018.

48.         A. Cattoni, D. Mailly, O. Dalstein, M. Faustini, G. Seniutinasc, B. Rösner, C. David, Sub-10 nm electron and helium ion beam lithography using a recently developed alumina resist, Microelectronic Engineering, 193 (5), 18, 2018.


47.        O. Dalstein; E. Gkaniatsou, C. Sicard, O. Sel, H. Perrot, C. Serre; C. Boissière; M. Faustini,  Evaporation-directed Crack-Patterning of Metal Organic Framework Colloidal Films and their Application as Photonic SensorsAngewandte Chemie International Edition, 56, 14011-14015, 2017.

46.        R. Li; M. Boudot; C. Boissière; D. Grosso; M. Faustini, Suppressing Structural Colors of Photocatalytic Optical Coatings on Glass: The Critical Role of SiO2ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (16), 14093–14102, 2017.

45.        J. Peron, M. Faustini, M. Giraud, J. Rozière, D. J. Jones, C. Boissière, C. Tard, Hollow Iridium-Based Catalysts for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzers, ECS Transactions, 80, 1077-1084, 2017.

44.        J. Peyre; A. Hamraoui; M. Faustini; V. Humblot; N. Baccile,  Surface-induced assembly of sophorolipidsPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics2017.

43.    M. Hakalahti, M. Faustini, C. Boissière, E. Kontturi,T. Tammelin, Interfacial Mechanisms of Water Vapor Sorption into Cellulose Nanofibril Films as Revealed by Quantitative ModelsBiomacromolecules DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00890, 2017

42.       V. Trannoy; M. Faustini; D. Grosso; F. Brisset; P. Beaunier; E. Riviere; M. Putero; A. Bleuzen,  Spatially controlled positioning of coordination polymer nanoparticles onto heterogeneous nanostructured surfaces, Nanoscale, 9, 5234-5243, 2017.

41.    E. Bindini; G. Naudin; M. Faustini; D. Grosso; C. Boissière,  The Critical Role of the Atmosphere in Dip-Coating ProcessThe Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2017


40.        O. Dalstein; D. R. Ceratti; C. Boissière; D. Grosso; A. Cattoni; M. Faustini,  Nanoimprinted, Submicrometric, MOF‐Based 2D Photonic Structures: Toward Easy Selective Vapors Sensing by a Smartphone Camera, Advanced Functional Materials, 26, 81-90, 2016

featured as Frontispiece COVER January 2016

39.         D.-H. Ko; W. Ren; J.-O. Kim; J. Wang; H. Wang; S. Sharma; M. Faustini; D.-P. Kim,  Superamphiphobic Silicon-Nanowire-Embedded Microsystem and In-Contact Flow Performance of Gas and Liquid Streams, ACS Nano, 10, 1156-1162, 2016.

38.         M. Faustini; D. Grosso,  Self-assembled inorganic nanopatterns (INPs) made by sol-gel dip-coating: Applications in nanotechnology and nanofabrication, Comptes Rendus Chimie, 19, 248-265, 2016.

37.         M. Boudot; A. Cattoni; D. Grosso; M. Faustini,  Ethanol–water co-condensation into hydrophobic mesoporous thin films: example of a photonic ethanol vapor sensor in humid environment, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 1-10, 2016.

36.         D. Carboni; Y. Jiang; M. Faustini; L. Malfatti; P. Innocenzi,  Improving the selective efficiency of graphene-mediated enhanced Raman scattering through molecular imprinting, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016.

35.         E. Niinivaara; M. Faustini; T. Tammelin; E. Kontturi,  Mimicking the Humidity Response of the Plant Cell Wall by Using Two-Dimensional Systems: The Critical Role of Amorphous and Crystalline Polysaccharides, Langmuir, 32, 2032-2040, 2016.

34.         S. Carenco; C. Sassoye; M. Faustini; P. Eloy; D. P. Debecker; H. Bluhm; M. Salmeron,  The Active State of Supported Ruthenium Oxide Nanoparticles during Carbon Dioxide Methanation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 15354-15361, 2016.

33.         L. Brigo; M. Faustini; A. Pistore; H. K. Kang; C. Ferraris; S. Schutzmann; G. Brusatin,  Porous inorganic thin films from bridged silsesquioxane sol–gel precursors, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 432, 399-405, 2016.

32.         M. Condat; C. Helary; T. Coradin; P. Dubot; J. Babinot; M. Faustini; S. A. Andaloussi; E. Renard; V. Langlois; D.-L. Versace,  Design of cytocompatible bacteria-repellent bio-based polyester films via an aqueous photoactivated process, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 4, 2842-2850, 2016.

31.       J. C. Echeverría; M. Faustini; J. J. Garrido,  Effects of the porous texture and surface chemistry of silica xerogels on the sensitivity of fiber-optic sensors toward VOCs, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 222, 1166-1174, 2016.


30.     M. Faustini; A. Grenier; G. Naudin; R. Li; D. Grosso,  Ultraporous nanocrystalline TiO2-based films: synthesis, patterning and application as anti-reflective, self-cleaning, superhydrophilic coatings, Nanoscale, 7, 19419-19425, 2015.

29.       D. R. Ceratti; B. Louis; X. Paquez; M. Faustini; D. Grosso,  A New Dip Coating Method to Obtain Large-Surface Coatings with a Minimum of Solution, Advanced Materials, 27, 4958, 2015.

featured in Materials Views:

28.       D. R. Ceratti; M. Faustini; C. Sinturel; M. Vayer; V. Dahirel; M. Jardat; D. Grosso,  Critical effect of pore characteristics on capillary infiltration in mesoporous films, Nanoscale, 7, 5371-5382, 2015.

27.       E. Niinivaara; M. Faustini; T. Tammelin; E. Kontturi,  Water Vapor Uptake of Ultrathin Films of Biologically Derived Nanocrystals: Quantitative Assessment with Quartz Crystal Microbalance and Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Langmuir, 31, 12170-12176, 2015.



26.       M. Faustini; D. R. Ceratti; B. Louis; M. Boudot; P.-A. Albouy; C. Boissiere; D. Grosso,  Engineering Functionality Gradients by Dip Coating Process in Acceleration Mode, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, 17102-17110, 2014.

featured as:


FRONT COVER october 2014

25.       M. Faustini; C. Boissiere; L. Nicole; D. Grosso,  From Chemical Solutions to Inorganic Nanostructured Materials: A Journey into Evaporation-Driven Processes, Chemistry of Materials, 26, 709-723, 2014.

24.       M. Faustini; G. L. Drisko; C. Boissiere; D. Grosso,  Liquid deposition approaches to self-assembled periodic nanomasks, Scripta Materialia, 74, 13-18, 2014.

23.       M. Faustini; D. Grosso; C. Boissiere; R. Backov; C. Sanchez,  “Integrative sol-gel chemistry”: a nanofoundry for materials science, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 70, 216-226, 2014.

22.       C. Sanchez; C. Boissiere; S. Cassaignon; C. Chaneac; O. Durupthy; M. Faustini; D. Grosso; C. Laberty-Robert; L. Nicole; D. Portehault; F. Ribot; L. Rozes; C. Sassoye,  Molecular Engineering of Functional Inorganic and Hybrid Materials, Chemistry of Materials, 26, 221-238, 2014.

21.       M. Boudot; D. R. Ceratti; M. Faustini; C. Boissiere; D. Grosso,  Alcohol-Assisted Water Condensation and Stabilization into Hydrophobic Mesoporosity, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 23907-23917, 2014.

20.       R. Li; M. Faustini; C. Boissiere; D. Grosso,  Water Capillary Condensation Effect on the Photocatalytic Activity of Porous TiO2 in Air, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 17710-17716, 2014.

19.       V. Trannoy; M. Faustini; D. Grosso; S. Mazerat; F. Brisset; A. Dazzi; A. Bleuzen,  Towards bottom-up nanopatterning of Prussian blue analogues, Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 5, 1933-43, 2014.

18.       E. G. Barbagiovanni; D. J. Lockwood; N. L. Rowell; R. N. Costa Filho; I. Berbezier; G. Amiard; L. Favre; A. Ronda; M. Faustini; D. Grosso,  Role of quantum confinement in luminescence efficiency of group IV nanostructures, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 2014.


17.       M. Faustini; J. Kim; G.-Y. Jeong; J. Y. Kim; H. R. Moon; W.-S. Ahn; D.-P. Kim,  Microfluidic Approach toward Continuous and Ultrafast Synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework Crystals and Hetero Structures in Confined Microdroplets, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 14619-14626, 2013.

16.       M. Faustini; G. L. Drisko; A. A. Letailleur; R. S. Montiel; C. Boissiere; A. Cattoni; A. M. Haghiri-Gosnet; G. Lerondel; D. Grosso,  Self-assembled titanium calcium oxide nanopatterns as versatile reactive nanomasks for dry etching lithographic transfer with high selectivity, Nanoscale, 5, 984-990, 2013.

15.       D. J. Lockwood; N. L. Rowell; E. G. Barbagiovanni; L. V. Goncharova; P. J. Simpson; I. Berbezier; G. Amiard; L. Favre; A. Ronda; M. Faustini Photoluminescence efficiency of self-assembled germanium dots, Photonics North 2013, 2013; International Society for Optics and Photonics: 2013; pp 891516-891516-10.

14.       V. Neu; C. Schulze; M. Faustini; J. Lee; D. Makarov; D. Suess; S. K. Kim; D. Grosso; L. Schultz; M. Albrecht,  Probing the energy barriers and magnetization reversal processes of nanoperforated membrane based percolated media, Nanotechnology, 24, 2013.


13.       M. Faustini; A. Capobianchi; G. Varvaro; D. Grosso,  Highly Controlled Dip-Coating Deposition of fct FePt Nanoparticles from Layered Salt Precursor into Nanostructured Thin Films: An Easy Way To Tune Magnetic and Optical Properties, Chemistry of Materials, 24, 1072-1079, 2012.


12.      M. Faustini; B. Marmiroli; L. Malfatti; B. Louis; N. Krins; P. Falcaro; G. Grenci; C. Laberty-Robert; H. Amenitsch; P. Innocenzi; D. Grosso,  Direct nano-in-micropatterning of TiO2 thin layers and TiO2/Pt nanoelectrode arrays by deep X-ray lithography, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 3597-3603, 2011.

11.       M. Grobis; C. Schulze; M. Faustini; D. Grosso; O. Hellwig; D. Makarov; M. Albrecht,  Recording study of percolated perpendicular media, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 2011.

10.       B. Louis; N. Krins; M. Faustini; D. Grosso,  Understanding Crystallization of Anatase into Binary SiO2/TiO2 Sol-Gel Optical Thin Films: An in Situ Thermal Ellipsometry Analysis, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 3115-3122, 2011.

9.       D. J. Lockwood; N. L. Rowell; I. Berbezier; G. Amiard; L. Favre; A. Ronda; M. Faustini; D. Grosso,  Optical Properties of Germanium Dots Self-Assembled on Porous TiO2 Templates, ECS Transactions, 33, 147-165, 2011.

8.       N. L. Rowell; D. J. Lockwood; G. Amiard; L. Favre; A. Ronda; I. Berbezier; M. Faustini; D. Grosso,  Photoluminescence Efficiency and Size Distribution of Self Assembled Ge Dots on Porous TiO2, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 11, 9190-9195, 2011.


7.       M. Faustini; B. Louis; P. A. Albouy; M. Kuemmel; D. Grosso,  Preparation of Sol-Gel Films by Dip-Coating in Extreme Conditions, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, 7637-7645, 2010.

6.       M. Faustini; L. Nicole; C. Boissiere; P. Innocenzi; C. Sanchez; D. Grosso,  Hydrophobic, Antireflective, Self-Cleaning, and Antifogging Sol-Gel Coatings: An Example of Multifunctional Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Cells, Chemistry of Materials, 22, 4406-4413, 2010.

5.       M. Faustini; M. Vayer; B. Marmiroli; M. Hillmyer; H. Amenitsch; C. Sinturel; D. Grosso,  Bottom-up Approach toward Titanosilicate Mesoporous Pillared Planar Nanochannels for Nanofluidic Applications, Chemistry of Materials, 22, 5687-5694, 2010.

4.       N. Krins; M. Faustini; B. Louis; D. Grosso,  Thick and Crack-Free Nanocrystalline Mesoporous TiO2 Films Obtained by Capillary Coating from Aqueous Solutions, Chemistry of Materials, 22, 6218-6220, 2010.

3.       C. Schulze; M. Faustini; J. Lee; H. Schletter; M. U. Lutz; P. Krone; M. Gass; K. Sader; A. L. Bleloch; M. Hietschold; M. Fuger; D. Suess; J. Fidler; U. Wolff; V. Neu; D. Grosso; D. Makarov; M. Albrecht,  Magnetic films on nanoperforated templates: a route towards percolated perpendicular media, Nanotechnology, 21, 2010.

2.       J. Allouche; D. Lantiat; M. Kuemmel; M. Faustini; C. Laberty; C. Chaneac; E. Tronc; C. Boissiere; L. Nicole; C. Sanchez; D. Grosso,  Direct electrogeneration of FePt nanoparticles into highly ordered Inorganic NanoPattern stabilising membranes, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 53, 551-554, 2010.

1.       D. J. Lockwood; N. L. Rowell; I. Berbezier; G. Amiard; A. Ronda; M. Faustini; D. Grosso,  Predicting Size Distributions of Ge Nanodots from Their Photoluminescence, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 157, II1160-II1164, 2010.