Tony Chave

CNRS Research fellow


ICSM/LSFC (Bât. 426)
Site de Marcoule
BP 17171
F-30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze Cedex
Tel : +33 4 66 33 92 50
Fax : +33 4 66 79 76 11
e-mail : tony.chave ad



Since Oct. 2009ICSM/CNRS (Marcoule, France)
CNRS researcher
2007 – 2009ICSM (Marcoule, France) – CNAB (Bordeaux, France) – MPI (Postdam, Germany)
Post-doctoral position supervised by Dr. Sergueï Nikitenko and Pr. Thomas Zemb:
Study of the sonochemical reactions at the solid-liquid interface and formation of nanomaterials based on finely dispersed alumina in presence of uranium
Project supported by ACTINET and GDR PARIS
Collaboration with Max Planck Institute of Potsdam
Physical and chemical evolutions of metal surfaces under ultrasonic irradiation
Co-organizer of the 2008 ICSM Summer School practical session (U.E.E 2008)
2004 – 2007CEA Valrhô (Marcoule, France) & European Membrane Institute (Montpellier, France)
Ph.D. supervised by Dr. Pierre Frugier (CEA) and Pr. André Ayral (IEM):
Study of R7T7 Glass alteration mechanisms in aqueous closed system. Comprehension and modeling of the long term alteration kinetic
Mar. – Sept. 2004Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (Suwon, South Korea)
Final project assignment: "Ecole d'ingénieur / Master"
Work in clean room on the use of carbon nanotubes for screen display applications


Education and trainings

2008 – 2009INSTN training to work in active area (Marcoule, France):
  • Level 1 risk prevention with nuclear fuel cycle option
  • Glovebox training course (Mars 2009)
2004 – 2007Scientific and general trainings during the Ph.D.:
  • 5th generation TOF-SIMS within ION-TOF company (Münster, Germany)
  • ICP AES Multi-element analysis (Marcoule, France)
2001 – 2004Engineering School of Chemistry of Montpellier (ENSCM) (Montpellier, France):
  • Master degree – option Material Science



18. "Thermal and sonochemical synthesis of porous (Ce,Zr)O2 mixed oxides from metal β-diketonate precursors and their catalytic activity in wet air oxidation process of formic acid"
C. Cau, Y. Guari, T. Chave, J. Larionova, S. I. Nikitenko. Ultrason. Sonochem. (2014) 21, 1366 – 1373

17. "Activating Molecules, Ions, and Solid Particles with Acoustic Cavitation"
R. Pflieger, T. Chave , M. Virot, S. I. Nikitenko. J. Vis. Exp. (2014) 86, e51237

16. "Sonocatalytic degradation of oxalic acid in the presence of oxygen and Pt/TiO2"
T. Chave, N.M. Navarro, P. Pochon, N. Perkas, A. Gedanken, S. I. Nikitenko. Catal. Today. (2014) 07, 421 – 430

15. "Uranium Carbide Dissolution in Nitric Solution: Sonication vs. Silent Conditions"
M. Virot, S. Szenknect, T. Chave, N. Dacheux, P. Moisy, S. I. Nikitenko. J. Nucl. Mater. (2013) 441, 421 – 430

14. "Sonohydrothermal Synthesis of Nanostructured (Ce,Zr)O2 Mixed Oxides with Enhanced Catalytic Performance"
C. Cau, Y. Guari, T. Chave, J. Larionova, P. Pochon, S. I. Nikitenko. J. Phys. Chem. C (2013) 117, 22827 – 22833

13. "Sonochemical deposition of platinum nanoparticles on polymer beads and their transfer on the pore surface of a silica matrix"
T. Chave, A. Grunenwald, A. Ayral, P. Lacroix-Desmazes, S.I. Nikitenko. J. Colloid Interface Sci. (2013) 395, 81 – 84

12. "Mechanism of PtIV sonochemical reduction in formic acid media and pure water"
T. Chave, N. M. Navarro, S. Nitsche, S. I. Nikitenko. Chem. Eur. J. (2012) 18(13), 3879 – 3885

11. "Catalytic dissolution of ceria under mild conditions"
M. Virot, T. Chave, D. Horlait, N. Clavier, N. Dacheux, J. Ravaux and S. I. Nikitenko. J. Mater. Chem. (2012) 22, 14734 – 14740

10. "Effect of Ultrasonic Frequency on the Mechanism of Formic Acid Sonolysis"
N. M. Navarro, T. Chave, P. Pochon, I. Bisel, S. I. Nikitenko. J. Phys. Chem. B (2011) 115, 2024 – 2029

9. "Glass-water interphase reactivity with calcium rich solutions"
T. Chave, P. Frugier, S. Gin, A. Ayral. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (2011) 75, 4125 – 4139

8. "Sonochemical Disproportionation of Carbon Monoxide in Water: Evidence for Treanor Effect during Multibubble Cavitation"
S. I. Nikitenko, P. Martinez, T. Chave, and I. Billy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2009) 48(50), 9529 – 9532

7. "Acoustic Cavitation at the Water-Glass Interface"
M. Virot, T. Chave, S. I. Nikitenko, D. Shchukin, T. Zemb, H.  Möhwald. J. Phys. Chem. C (2010) 114(30), 13083 – 13091

6. "First synthesis of uranyl aluminate nanoparticles"
T. Chave, S. I. Nikitenko, A. C. Scheinost, C. Berthon, B. Arab-Chapelet and P. Moisy. Inorg. Chem. (2010) 49(14), 6381 – 6383

5. "Potential applications of sonochemistry in spent nuclear fuel reprocessing"
S. I. Nikitenko, L. Venault, R. Pflieger, T. Chave, I. Bisel, P. Moisy. Ultrason. Sonochem. (2009) 17(6), 1033 – 1040

4. "Sonochemical reactions with mesoporous alumina"
T. Chave, S. I. Nikitenko, D. Granier, T. Zemb. Ultrason. Sonochem. (2009) 16(4), 481 – 487

3. "Application of the GRAAL Model to Leaching Experiments with SON68 Nuclear Glass Initially Pure water"
P. Frugier, T. Chave, S. Gin, J-E. Lartigue. J. Nucl. Mat. (2009) 392(3), 552 – 567

2. "SON68 Nuclear Glass Dissolution Kinetics: Current State of Knowledge and Basis of the New GRAAL Model"
P. Frugier, S. Gin, Y. Minet, T. Chave, B. Bonin, N. Godon, J.-E. Lartigue, P. Jollivet, A. Ayral, L. De Windt. J. Nucl. Mat. (2008) 380(1-3), 8 – 21

1. "Solid state diffusion during nuclear glass residual alteration in solution"
T. Chave, P. Frugier, A. Ayral and S. Gin. J. Nucl. Mat. (2007) 362(2-3), 466 – 473