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Are Keggin's POMs charged nano-colloids or multicharged anions?

POM−POM structure factor considering a pair potential of spherical charged particles using the Hayter mean spherical approximation (MSA).

Team L2IA


Be on the agenda

ICSM Seminar - Dr. Philippe LEROY

Dr. Philippe Leroy (French Geological Survey (BRGM), Orléans, France) will deliver a seminar entitled "Investigating the electrochemical properties of colloids and porous media using electrokinetic and the complex resistivity methods and considering the key role of surface electrical conductivityFriday, July 26th, 2019 at 10.00 am (mezzanine room)

PhD defense of Marine COGNET

Marine GOGNET (LHYS) will defend her Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Hybrid materials for energy storage and recycling of Li-ion batteries" on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 2.00 pm (ICSM Auditorium).


Mesoscopic Modelling and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory (LMCT)

The main topics for the LMCT team concern the study of complex systems, and especially those involved in the separation chemistry. To this end, multiscale approaches are preferred, with a peculiar interest for the modelling at mesoscopic scales.


SWAXS (moly) bench

Xenocs bench for small and wide x-ray scattering using hard x-rays (17 keV).

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