DSM : Thesis SL-DSM-14-0234



Research field

Chemistry / Solid state physics, chemistry and nanosciences
Radiation-matter interactions / Solid state physics, chemistry and nanosciences


Covalent and nano-structured hybrid multilayers


This research proposal consists in the development of an innovative and efficient methodology for the elaboration of hybrid multilayers from inorganic nanoparticles and chargeless macromolecular architectures covalently and sequentially assembled, both in 3D (i.e. in solution) and in 2D (onto surfaces). This project involves mainly the use of different covalent grafting and coupling techniques (clickchemistry, nitrènes, surface-ATRP, diazonium salts...) to link together the different components. Compared to the other methods recently developed to create such architectures, involving essentially electrostatic interactions, our system will permit to increase the possibilities regarding the chemical nature of the components, together with a higher stability of the overall architecture, towards external conditions (pH, solvents, temperature?). These architectures will be studied in details using all the techniques available at SPCSI (ellipsometry, TGA, XPS...) and more generally inside the department IRAMIS (light scattering and neutron reflectivity..). This project is based on the collaboration and experiences of the partners involved: the IRAMIS department at CEA, for the synthesis and the functionalization of the inorganic nano-objects, and the grafting of polymers onto surfaces, and the IMP Laboratory from the University of Lyon 1, for the ?click chemistry? and general macromolecular synthesis.


Institut rayonnement et matière de Saclay
Service Nanosciences et Innovation pour les Materiaux, la Biomédecine et l'Energie
Laboratoire Innovation, Chimie des Surfaces Et Nanosciences
Centre : Saclay
Starting date : 01/10/2013

Contact person

Geraldine CARROT

Bât.466, CEA-Saclay
Phone : 01 69 08 21 49

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University / Graduate School

Ecole Polytechnique
Ecole Doctorale de l'Ecole Polytechnique - Ecole Polytechnique -

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CEA/Saclay Bât.125

91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex

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