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Chimie et physico-chimie de la matière condensée, nanochimie

Matière condensée, chimie et physico-chimie (MC)

[description courte de la section MC en FRANCAIS]

Condensed matter Research and Main techniques:

Condensed matter Research

Nanoparticles, nano films, nano objects

Soft matter / liquid

Interfaces (solids/ gas/ liquid)

Organised condensed matter (solids)


Main techniques

IR Spectroscopy (Absorption)

Spectroscopy Photoemission (ARPES) (Photoelectron emission)

X-ray spectroscopy XAS/XES (Imaging)

Diffraction / Diffusion


Fundamental studies

The activity of the section thus concerns fundamental studies on model materials, as well as studies related to applications within :

  • the fields of energy,
  • environment,
  • catalysis,
  • smart materials...
  • It also lies at the interface with the physical and life sciences.

Scientific areas

It concerns matter under a variety of forms:

  • nanoparticles,
  • soft mater,
  • liquids,
  • condensed matter,
  • biomaterials,
  • but also the solid/gas and solid/liquid interfaces as summarized below.

Our scientific activity also relies on PhD students (17 theses are completed or underway) and postdoctoral fellows as well as numerous close collaborators participating to the “in house” research.

So far, collaboration with various laboratories has been formalized and facilitated through funding programs (8 ANR or RTRA,…).

In the future, Synchrotron SOLEIL will also be inserted into the Paris-Saclay campus and in particular, our section will be part of the Department “Chimie Paris Saclay”.
This Department will act as a cross-structure for 31 laboratories for the organization and development of research, training and innovation in chemistry. It includes personnel from

- 3 Universities:

  • South Paris,
  • Versailles Saint-Quentin and
  • Evry-Val d'Essonne,

- 3 large schools:

  • Ecole Polytechnique,
  • Ecole Centrale and
  • ENS Cachan and

- 4 large public research organizations:

  • CNRS,
  • CEA,
  • Institut Curie and

Indeed, this large structure will favor further the collaboration with nearby laboratories and will allow the renewal of our internal research.