Nowadays, the search for new materials for various applications and new devices led to the development of new synthetic routes combining the concepts used in solid state chemistry, molecular or supramolecular chemistry, or biochemistry. This is particularly clear in the field of multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid materials, the realization of which is based on the organization of functional blocks specially synthesized by design. Our contribution to the field mainly relies on families of hybrid transition metal hydroxides or oxides based lamellar compounds, their synthesis and the analysis of their optical or electronic magnetic properties. These materials are often found to be attractive model systems for understanding of the relationship between the structural and physical properties induced by the molecular entities grafted onto transition metal based layers. We are particularly interested in the functionalization of nano-sheets. We develop tools to facilitate the understanding of organic-inorganic interfaces and their influence on the overall behavior of hybrid structures. Modeling by numerical approaches (electronic structure calculations and structural optimization) is also used to describe these hybrid systems at the atomic scale.
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