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From in Situ HT-ESEM Observations to Simulation: How Does Polycrystallinity Affects the Sintering of CeO2 Microspheres?

In situ observation of the first stage of sintering of cerium dioxide microspheres performed using an environmental scanning electron microscope at high temperature (HT-ESEM).

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PhD defense of Michael BLEY

Michael BLEY (LMCT) will defend his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Simulating Osmotic Equilibria by Molecular Dynamics – From Vapor-Liquid Interfaces to Thermodynamic Properties in Concentrated Solutions" on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 2.00 pm (ICSM Auditorium).


Teams

Laboratory for Nanomaterials for Energy and Recycling (LNER)

This team deals with the research on nanomaterials used in the field of energy. This concerns the nuclear energy, with separative chemistry and nanostructure materials.

Equipments

Characterization of L/G, L/L or L/S interfaces

Solid and Liquid surfaces and/or interfaces can be probed at ICSM.

The Institute for Separation Chemistry in Marcoule (ICSM)

Created in January 2007, the Institute for the Separation Chemistry in Marcoule (ICSM) is a Joint Research Unit (Unité Mixte de Recherche UMR 5257) between CEA, CNRS, UM, and ENSCM. The building has been inaugurated in June 2009 with laboratories opened in the Fall 2009, and has obtained authorization to start experiments including a few grams of depleted uranium and natural thorium in January 2010. Last take-off was from our theory group, who started in October 2009.

Separation chemistry, a branch of physical chemistry, is a key part of the "green chemistry". The science required is the emerging "Nanoscience" as defined by Bernard Bigot (Haut-Commissaire à l’Energie Atomique at the launching of the ICSM as a project in July 2004). The last scientific report 2011 – 2014 (click here to download) gives an overview of the work published and submitted since January 2011. The 8 active research teams still work in the direction of the scientific open questions as defined and published by the French Academy in 2007