Our activities are focused on preparing inorganic materials and hybrid materials for magnetic, optical or biomedical properties. The elaboration concepts rely on the association of entities of different nature, by chemical or physical ways. Atomic scale modelisation tools are also used to characterize specific classes of systems.
We are interested in controlling the size and composition of oxide nanoparticles and grafting designed molecules at the oxide surfaces, designing and elaborating oxide thin films for spintronics, organising from the nano to the meso scale, designing hybrid organic – inorganic functional materials, investigating the chemistry-biology interface, elucidating the atomic scale properties of specific classes of materials.
Thin film oxidesIntroduction If metallic materials were largely used in the early beginning of spin electronics, it is due to oxide materials that recent progresses have been achieved. These oxides are promising for obtaining new functionalities of future sip electronics based devices. The crystalline structure of oxides is often complex, and consequently their synthesis difficult. This complexity, […]
Chemical Engineering of Functional Nanomaterials (CEFUN)Sylvie Bégin-Colin, Anne Carton, Damien Mertz, Benoit Pichon Research Activities Design of ferrite, silica and gold nanoparticles with controlled size, shape, and composition (core-shell) Functionalization and surface chemistry of nanoparticles Nanostructured assemblies and composites Devices and sensors Nanomedecine applications Environmental applications Meso-organisation Team Members Publications
Organic-inorganic hybridsToday, the search for new materials for various applications and new devices leads to the development of new synthetic routes mixing the concepts of solid state chemistry, molecular or supramolecular chemistry, or biochemistry. This is particularly evident in the field of organic-inorganic hybrid materials, whose realization is based on the design and organization of custom […]
Modelling at the atomic scaleAtomic-scale modeling in the area of material science is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms underlying structural organization in condensed matter systems, with a particular focus to structural, electronic, dynamical and (whatever applicable) magnetic properties. For a given system, the keyword “atomic’ underscores the possibility of describing the behavior of the atomic […]