Physics and Properties of Nanostructures – PPNa

Permanent Members

Vincent Mauchamp (Pr)

Head of the team

Tél: +33 5 49 49 67 36

Associated researcher: Cyril Dupeyrat (SAFRAN Electronics & Defense)


Postdoctoral Researchers


Current postdocs
  • Marie Adier (2021 - 2022) : Optical texturing for the organization of micro- and nanoparticles
  • Baptiste Giroire (2020 - 2022) : Very high performance optical treatments based on physical vapor deposition (PVD) techniques in OAD (oblique angle deposition) geometry
  • Florin Nita (2021) : Multiscale modeling of polycristalline thin layer growth
Completed postdocs since 2015
  • Hanna Pazniak (2019 - 2020) : Functionalization of nanolaminated transition metal carbides (MAX phases) and derived 2D materials (MXenes) using ion implantation.
  • Firat Angay (mars 2019- Fév. 2020) : Investigation of stress evolution and plasmonic performances of MoAlN and TaAlN thin film during film growth by using in-situ and real time techniques
  • Alan Corvisier (2017 - 2019) : Development of "very high transmission" optical treatments based on thin films functionalization using PVD in glancing-angle deposition geometry
  • Cyril Garnero (2017 - 2018) : Synthesis, characterization and functionalization of composites based on 2D transition metal carbide layers (MXenes) for the catalysis of Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER) and Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR)
  • Ayoub Nassour (2015 - 2017) : Simulation of MAX phases electronic transport properties
  • Alexandre Fafin (2014 - 2016) : Near field and far field optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures
  • Florin Nita (2014 - 2016) : Development of a kinetic Monte Carlo simulation code applied to the growth of TiN films by sputtering


PhD Students



PhD student for 2021-2024
  • Emmaneul De Los Santos Vazquez : Embedded and functionalized metallic nanostructures for SERS applications.
  • Under the supervision of Sophie Camélio, Maxime Bayle (IMN) and Bernard Humbert (IMN)
  • Ayoub Benmoumen : Functionalization of 2D transition metal carbide sheets (MXenes) using ion-implantation: structural modifications and properties.
  • Under the supervision of Vincent Mauchamp, Marie-Laure David (team PDP) and Philippe Moreau (IMN)
  • Etienne Panchout : Potentialities of the Oblique Angle Deposition (OAD) technology for the polarization of light in the visible and IR spectral ranges - Application to polarimetric imaging.
  • Under the supervision of Fabien Paumier and Thierry Girardeau
  • Nicolas Sénicourt : Study of the behavior under ion irradiation of coating made of nanometer scale nitride based multilayers stackings.
  • Under the supervision of Grégory Abadias, Marie-Laure David (team PDP) and Philippe Djemia (LSPM)
PhD student for 2020-2023
  • Valentin Gazagne : Study of the behavior during nitriding of FeCrNiCoAlx high entropy alloys synthesized using powder metallurgy.
  • Under the supervision of Jean-Baptiste Dubois (team SIMAC) and Véronique Gauthier-Brunet
PhD students for 2019-2022
  • Axel Zuber : Influence of the microstructure on the high temperature oxidation behavior of the Cr2AlC MAX phase.
  • Under the supervision of Véronique Gauthier-Brunet and Sylvain Dubois
  • Florian Brette : Electronic structure and functionalization of two-dimensional transition metal carbides (MXenes): simulation of spectroscopic data.
  • Under the supervision of Vincent Mauchamp and Florent Boucher (Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel - Nantes)
  • Cécile Marsal : Nanostructured coatings elaborated by oblique-angle deposition (OAD) for the optimization of optical properties in the visible and extended infrared.
  • Under the supervision of Fabien Paumier and Thierry Girardeau
  • Thibaud Choquet : Development of new superelastic and biocompatible titanium alloy coatings by cathodic sputtering.
  • Under the supervision of Gregory Abadias, Anny Michel, Amélie Fillon (ISCR - Rennes) and Thierry Gloriant (ISCR - Rennes)
  • Lylia Aouchiche : Synthesis and microstructural characterization of MAX phases solid solutions.
  • Under the supervision of Said Azem (Tizi Ouzou University, Algeria), Véronique Gauthier-Brunet and Sylvain Dubois
PhD student for 2018-2021
  • Florian Brenet : Behavior of the Cr2AlC MAX phase under helium implantation.
  • Under the supervision of Thierry Cabioc'h and Marie-France Beaufort (team PDP)
PhD thesis defended since 2015
PhD dissertations are usually in french.
  • R. Mareus (2020)
  • TiN, ZrN, HfN and TiAlN thin film growth in oblique incidence: multiscale modeling and synthesis using reactive magnetron sputtering. Under the supervision of Cédric Mastail, Grégory Abadias and Dieuseul Prédélus (Haïti State University)
  • B. Levraud (2020)
  • Study of the high temperature oxidation mechanisms in MAX phases: relationship between microstructure and oxidation resistance. Under the supervision of Véronique Gauthier-Brunet and Sylvain Dubois

Research activities

The research activities of the PPNa team are focused on the study of the relationship between the structure and the physical properties (e.g., optical, electrical, mechanical properties) of new nanostructured materials synthesized using physical approaches (ionic bombardment, physical vapor deposition – PVD -, powder metallurgy). Our main interests are, on the one hand, the understanding of the elementary processes governing the formation of these materials, which can be thin films, bulk nanostructured systems, surfaces or 2D materials; and on the other hand, the modelization and the control of their properties in order to optimize their functionalities. These activities are based on two main topics:


Growth and properties of nanostructured thin films

Key words: metallic thin films, nanoparticles, nanowires, functional oxide thin films,

optoelectronic properties, plasmonic properties


Nanolamellar conducting ceramics (MAX phases) and 2D derivatives (MXenes)

Key words: functionalization, solid solutions, electronic structure, optoelectronic properties,

mechanical properties, oxidation, implantation


In this context, we develop new experimental and numerical approaches based on the complementary skills and expertise of the different members of the team. These developments include innovative nanofabrication/synthesis processes, the design of original experimental devices, as well as the elaboration of numerical simulation codes. The team has now a recognized expertise in the synthesis of various MAX phases, as well as in the control of nanoparticles and thin films growth processes using in situ and real time characterization techniques coupled to ultra-high vacuum deposition systems or synchrotron beam lines. In addition, the study of the structural properties - up to the (sub)nanometer scale – and the physical properties relies on a whole range of ex situ analysis tools including local imaging techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) or electron microscopies (TEM/STEM, SEM), electron or x-ray based diffraction or spectroscopy technics (e.g., EELS, EF-ED, EDXS, WDS, XRD, XRR, GISAXS), as well as optical spectroscopies (e.g., ellipsometry, spectrophotometry) and electric characterizations (Hall effect, I(V), C(V)). For the quantitative interpretation of the experimental data, we make use of different kinds of simulation approaches going from first principles techniques based on DFT, molecular dynamics simulations (MD), kinetic Monte-Carlo (kMC) or electromagnetic simulations using the Finite-Difference Time-Domain method (FDTD).


Elaboration / synthesis
  • For the synthesis of bulk samples - dense or porous -, we have a whole range of powder metallurgy techniques including a hot isostatic press (HIP) and a sintering furnace.

Structural and chemical characterizations
The structural/microstructural and chemical characterization techniques available in the lab include:
  • These lab techniques are regularly coupled to Synchrotron experiments (Soleil, ESRF) with especially a strong expertise in Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS).

Physical properties
The physical properties characterization facilities include:
  • optical properties from IR to UV (ellipsometry, spectrophotometry)
  • electrical properties (resistivity, Hall effect)

Numerical methodes
The numerical methodes that we use include:
  • Electronic structure as well as molecular dynamics calculations based on density functional theory. Such simulations can be performed thanks to the supercomputer facilities of the meso-centre de calcul de Poitou Charentes.
  • kinetic Monte-Carlo calculations with the development of "in house" codes.
  • Electromagnetic simulations using the finite-difference time-domaine method (FDTD).
Current research programs as coordinators or partners:
  • ANR Architec 2020-2023 (resp. PPNa and coordinator: F. Paumier)
  • Nouvelle Aquitaine region project SPTCC-APM 2019-2023 (Resp. PPNa and coordinator: S. Dubois)
  • Nouvelle Aquitaine research project NACRES 2018-2023 (resp. Pprime: P. O. Renault, team SIMAC, department PMM /coordinator: R. Guinebretière, IRCER, Limoges): Nouvelle Aquitaine, Crystallography and Synchrotron radiation
  • Nouvelle Aquitaine region project NANOTEXTOPT 2018-2021 (resp. PPNa: D. Babonneau and coordinator: U. Delabre, LOMA - Bordeaux): Optical texturing for the organization of functionalized micro- and nanoparticles
  • H2020 IL TROVATORE 2017-2022 (resp PPNa: T. Cabioc'h / coordinator: K. Lambrinou, SCK – CEN, Belgium)
Major international collaborations
  • Dr. B. Krause (KIT, Germany) - Topic: thin film growth dynamics
  • Pr. P. Patsalas (Aristote University in Thessalonique, Greece) - Topic: transition metal nitrides-based plasmonic nanostructures
  • Dr N. Kalfagiannis (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom) - Topic: transition metal nitrides-based plasmonic nanostructures
  • Dr B. Lacroix (IMEYMAT - Cadix University, Spain) - Topic: advanced characterization of functional oxide thin films
  • Pr S. Lucas (LARN, Namur University, Belgium) - Topic: numerical simulations of OAD growth
  • Pr. L. Piraux (Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) - Topic: electronic transport and magnetic properties of MAX phases

Major national collaborations
  • Dr A. Fillon (Chemical Science Institute, Rennes) - Topic: Ti-based superelastic and biocompatible alloy coatings by cathodic sputtering.
  • Dr A. Besnard (LaBoMaP, ENSAM, Cluny) - Topic: numerical simulations of OAD growth
  • Pr T. Ouisse (LMGP, Grenoble INP - UGA)- Topic: implantation of MAX phases single crystals
  • Dr U. Delabre (LOMA, Bordeaux)- Topic: Optical texturing for the organization of functionalized micro- and nanoparticles
  • Pr R. Guinebretière and Dr E. Thune (IRCER, Limoges)- Topic: self-organization of oxide vicinal surfaces
  • Dr Y. Garreau and A Coati (Synchrotron SOLEIL, )- Topic: self-organization of oxide vicinal surfaces
  • Dr M. Bugnet (INSA, Lyon)- Topic : advanced characterization of MXenes using EELS

Major industrial partnerships
  • Safran Electronics & Defense in the framework of the common laboratory PRIMEO (Poitiers university, CNRS, Pprime Institute, Safran) - Topic: research and innovation in emergent materials for photonic applications.
  • Safran - Topic: relationship between microstructure, mechanical properties and oxidation resistance in the Ti3AlC2 MAX phase - comparison with alloys used in aeronautics. International patent: “Alloy turbine component comprising a MAX phase”, published on march 2019, the 28th under the reference: WO 2019/058065 A1.
Selection of publications of the team since 2015.
  • Linear chains of Ag nanoparticles embedded in dielectric films for SERS applications in analytical chemistry
    S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, E. Vandenhecke, G. Louarn and B. Humbert
    Nanoscale Advances 3 (2021) 6719. doi: 10.1039/d1na00586c
  • Highly Transparent and Conductive Indium-Free Vanadates Crystallized at Reduced Temperature on Glass Using a 2D Transparent Nanosheet Seed Layer A. Boileau, S. Hurand, F. Baudouin, U. Lüders, M. Dallocchio, B. Bérini, A. Cheikh, A. David, F. Paumier, T. Girardeau, P. Marie, C. Labbé, J. Cardin, D. Aureau, M. Frégnaux, M. Guilloux-Viry, W. Prellier, Y. Dumont, V. Demange, A. Fouchet Advanced Functional Materials (2021) 2108047. doi: 10.1002/adfm.202108047
  • Self-Assembled Dichroic Plasmonic Nitride Nanostructures with Broken Centrosymmetry for Second-Harmonic Generation D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, G. Abadias, D. Christofilos, J. Arvanitidis, S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, G. M. Maragkakis, E. Stratakis, N. Kalfagiannis, and P. Patsalas ACS Applied Nano Materials 4 (2021) 8789. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.1c01442
  • Effect of temperature on the growth of TiN thin films by oblique angle sputter-deposition: A three-dimensional atomistic computational study R. Mareus, C. Mastail, F. Nita, A. Michel, G. Abadias Computational Materials Science 197 (2021) 110662. doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2021.110662
  • Ion implantation as an approach for structural modifications and functionalization of Ti3C2Tx MXenes H. Pazniak, M. Benchakar, T. Bilyk, A. Liedl, Y. Busby, C. Noël, P. Chartier, S. Hurand, M. Marteau, L. Houssiau, R. Larciprete, P. Lacovig, D. Lizzit, E. Tosi, S. Lizzit, J. Pacaud, S. Célérier, V. Mauchamp, M.-L. David ACS Nano 15 (2021) 4245-4255. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.0c06735
  • Evolution of plasmonic nanostructures under ultra-low-energy ion bombardment L. Simonot, F. Chabanais, S. Rousselet, F. Pailloux, S. Camelio, D. Babonneau Applied Surface Science 544 (2021) 148672. doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.148672
  • On the effect of copper as wetting agent during growth of thin silver films on silicon dioxide substrates A. Jamnig, N. Pliatsikas, G. Abadias, K. Sarakinos, Applied Surface Science 538 (2021) 148056. doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.148056
  • Self-assembled, 10 nm-tailored, near infrared plasmonic metasurface acting as broadband omnidirectional polarizing mirror E. Soria, P. Gomez-Rodriguez, C. Tromas, S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, R. Serna, J. Gonzalo, J. Toudert Advanced Optical Materials 8 (2020) 2000321. doi: 10.1002/adom.202000321
  • Vasarely painting at the nanoscale on sapphire crystals C. Matringe, E. Thune, R. Cavalotti, A. Fakih, S. Arnaud, N. Blanc, N. Boudet, A. Coati, Y. Garreau, D. Babonneau, R. Guinebretière Nano Research vol. 13, p. 25122516 (2020). doi: 10.1007/s12274-020-2888-4
  • Microstructure-oxidation resistance relationship in Ti3AlC2 MAX phase E. Drouelle, V. Gauthier-Brunet, J. Cormier, P. Villechaise, P. Sallot, F. Naimi, F. Bernard, S. Dubois Journal of Alloys and Compounds vol. 826, p 154062 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.154062
  • 3D-to-2D morphology manipulation of sputter-deposited nanoscale silver films on weakly interacting substrates via selective nitrogen deployment for multifunctional metal contacts A. Jamnig, N. Pliatsikas, M. Konpan, J. Lu, T. Kehagias, A.N. Kotanidis, N. Kalfagiannis, D.V. Bellas, E. Lidorikis, J. Kovac, G. Abadias, I. Petrov, J.E. Green, K. Sarakinos ACS Applied Nano Materials vol. 3, p 4728 (2020). doi: 10.1021/acsanm.0c00736
  • Oxidation resistance of Ti3AlC2 and Ti3Al0.8Sn0.2C2 MAX phases: A comparison E. Drouelle, V. Brunet, J. Cormier, P. Villechaise, P. Sallot, F. Naimi, F. Bernard, S. Dubois Journal of the American Ceramic Society vol. 103, p. 1270 (2020). doi: 10.1111/jace.16780
  • The effect of kinetics on intrinsic stress generation and evolution in sputter-deposited films at conditions of high atomic mobility A. Jaming, N. Pliatsikas, K. Sarakinos, G. Abadias Journal of Applied Physics vol. 127, p. 045302 (2020). doi: 10.1063/1.5130148
  • On the importance of light scattering for high performances nanostructured antireflective surfaces F. Maudet, B. Lacroix, A.J. Santos, F. Paumier, M. Paraillous, S. Hurand, A. Corvisier, C. Dupeyrat, R. Garcia, F.M. Morales, T. Girardeau Acta Materialia vol. 188, p. 386 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.02.014
  • Optical and nanostructural insights of oblique angle deposited layers applied for photonic coatings F. Maudet, B. Lacroix, A.J. Santos, F. Paumier, M. Paraillous, S. Hurand, A. Corvisier, C. Marsal, B. Giroire, C. Dupeyrat, R. Garcia, F.M. Morales, T. Girardeau Applied Surface Science vol. 520, p. 146312 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.146312
  • Simultaneous optical and electrical characterization of GaN nanowire arrays by means of Vis-IR spectroscopic ellipsometry A.J. Santos, B. Lacroix, E. Blanco, S. Hurand, V.J. Gomez, F. Paumier, T. Girardeau, D.L. Huffaker, R. Garcia, F.M. Morales The Journal of Physical Chemistry C vol. 124, p. 1535 (2020). doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b10556
  • The correlation between N deficiency and the mechanical properties of the Ti2AlNy MAX phase W. Yu, W .Jia, F. Guo, Z. Ma, P. Zhang, C. Tromas, V. Gauthier-Brunet, P.R.C. Kent, W. Sun, S. Dubois Journal of the European Ceramic Society vol. 40, p. 2279 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.02.014
  • Oxidation mechanisms in bulk Ti2AlC: Influence of the grain size W. Yu, M. Vallet, B. Levraut, V. Gauthier-Brunet, S. Dubois Journal of the European Ceramic Society vol. 40, p. 1820 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.01.042
  • Electronic Structure Sensitivity to Surface Disorder and Nanometer-Scale Impurity of 2D Titanium Carbide MXene Sheets as Revealed by Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy T. Bilyk, M. Benchakar, M. Bugnet, L. Loupias, P. Chartier, H. Pazniak, M.-L. David, A. Habrioux, S. Celerier, J. Pacaud, and V. Mauchamp The Journal of Physical Chemistry C vol. 124, p. 27071 (2020). doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c06798
  • Hydration of Ti3C2Tx MXene: An interstratification process with major implications on physical properties S. Célérier, S. Hurand, C. Garnero, S. Morisset, M. Benchakar, A. Habrioux, P. Chartier, V. Mauchamp, N. Findling, B. Lanson, E. Ferrage Chemistry of Materials 31 (2019) 454-461. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03976
  • Surface plasmon resonances and local field enhancement in aluminum nanoparticles embedded in silicon nitride A. Fafin, S. Camelio, F. Pailloux, D. Babonneau The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123 (2019) 13908-13917. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b03050
  • Interfacial silicide formation and stress evolution during sputter deposition of ultrathin Pd layers on a-Si B. Krause, G. Abadias, C. Furgeaud, A. Michel, A. Resta, A. Coati, Y. Garreau, A. Vlad, D. Hauschild, T. Baumbach ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces vol. 11, p. 39315 (2019). doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b11492
  • Atomic-scale diffusion rates during growth of thin metal films on weakly-interacting substrates A. Jamnig, D. G. Sangiovanni, G. Abadias, K. Sarakinos Scientific Reports 9 (2019) 6640. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-43107-8
  • Nanostructure and physical properties control of indium tin oxide films prepared at room temperature through ion beam sputtering deposition at oblique angles B. Lacroix, A. J. Santos, S. Hurand, A. Corvisier, F. Paumier, T. Girardeau, F. Maudet, C. Dupeyrat, R. García, F. M. Morales The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123 (2019) 14036-14046. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b02885
  • Towards perfect MWIR transparency using oblique angle deposition F. Maudet, B. Lacroix, A. J. Santos, F. Paumier, M. Paraillous, C. Dupeyrat, R. García, F. M. Morales, T. Girardeau Applied Surface Science vol. 470 p 943 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.11.176
  • Texture and stress evolution in HfN films sputter-deposited at oblique angles G. Abadias, F. Angay, R. Mareus, C. Mastail Coatings vol. 9, p 712 (2019). doi: 10.3390/coatings9110712
  • MXene supported cobalt layered double hydroxide nanocrystals: Facile synthesis route for a synergistic oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalyst M. Benchakar, T .Bilyk, C. Garnero, L. Loupias, C. Morais, J. Pacaud, C. Canaff, P. Chartier, S. Morisset, N. Guignard, V. Mauchamp, S. Célérier, A. Habrioux Advanced Materials Interfaces vol. 6, p 1901328 (2019). doi: 10.1002/admi.201901328
  • Tuning high power impulse magnetron sputtering discharge and substrate bias conditions to reduce the intrinsic stress of TiN thin films F. Cemin, G. Abadias, T. Minea, D. Lundin Thin Solid Films vol. 688, p 137335 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2019.05.054
  • On the possibility of synthesizing multilayered coatings in the (Ti,Al)N system by RGPP: A microstructural study A. El Mouatassim, M.-J. Pac, F. Pailloux, G. Amiard, P. Henry, C. Rousselot, D. Eyidi, M.-H. Tuilier, T. Cabioc'h Surface & Coatings Technology vol. 374, p 845 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.06.071
  • Nanostructure and physical properties control of indium tin oxide films prepared at room temperature through ion beam sputtering deposition at oblique angles B. Lacroix, A.J. Santos, S. Hurand, A. Corvisier, F. Paumier, T. Girardeau, F. Maudet, C. Dupeyrat, R. Garcia, F.M. Morales The Journal of Physical Chemistry C vol. 123, p 14036 (2019). doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b02885
  • Surface oxidation of amorphous Si and Ge slanted columnar and mesoporous thin films: Evidence, scrutiny and limitations for infrared optics A.J. Santos, B. Lacroix, F. Maudet, A. Corvisier, F. Paumier, C. Dupeyrat, T. Girardeau, R. Garcia, F.M. Morales Applied Surface Science vol. 493, p. 807 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.07.064
  • Real-time investigations of structural and optical changes in photochromic Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite thin films under laser irradiation D. Babonneau, D. K. Diop, L. Simonot, B. Lamongie, N. Blanc, N. Boudet, F. Vocanson, N. Destouches Nano Futures vol. 2, p. 015002 (2018). doi: 10.1088/2399-1984/aaa665
  • Review Article: Stress in thin films and coatings: Current status, challenges, and prospects G. Abadias, E. Chason, J. Keckes, M. Sebastiani, G.B. Thompson, E. Barthel, L.G. Doll, C.E. Murray, C.H. Stoessel, L. Martinu Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A vol. 2, p. 015002 (2018). doi: 10.1116/1.5011790
  • Nanocolumnar TiN thin film growth by oblique angle sputter-deposition: Experiments vs. simulations B. Bouaouina, C. Mastail, A. Besnard, R. Mareus, F. Nita, A. Michel, G. Abadias Materials & Design vol. 160, p. 338 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2018.09.023
  • Conductive nitrides: Growth principles, optical and electronic properties, and their perspectives in photonics and plasmonics P. Patsalas, N. Kalfagiannis, S. Kassavetis, G. Abadias, D.V. Bellas, Ch. Lekka, E. Lidorikis Materials Science and Engineering: Reports vol. 123, p. 1 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.mser.2017.11.001
  • Impact of Ge alloying on the early growth stages, microstructure and stress evolution of sputter-deposited Cu-Ge thin films C. Furgeaud, L. Simonot, A. Michel, C. Mastail, G. Abadias Acta Materialia 159 (2018) 286-295. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.08.019
  • Fundamental aspects about the first steps of irradiation-induced phase transformations in fluorite-related oxides B. Lacroix, R. J. Gaboriaud, F. Paumier Acta Materiala vol. 153, p. 303 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.04.058
  • Influence of magnetron sputtering conditions on the chemical bonding, structural, morphological and optical behavior of Ta1-xOx coatings C.F. Almeida Alves, C. Mansilla, L. Pereira, F. Paumier, T. Girardeau, S. Carvalho Surface & Coatings Technology vol. 334, p. 105 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.11.001
  • Formation of nanoripples on amorphous alumina thin films during low-energy ion-beam sputtering: experiments and simulations D. Babonneau, E. Vandenhecke, S. Camelio Physical Review B vol. 95, p. 085412 (2017). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.085412
  • Epitaxial growth of Cu(001) thin films onto Si(001) using a single-step HiPIMS process F. Cemin, D. Lundin, C. Furgeaud, A. Michel, G. Amiard, T. Minea, G. Abadias Scientific Reports vol. 7, p. 1655 (2017). doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01755-8
  • On the origin of the metastable β-Ta phase stabilization in tantalum sputtered thin films J. J. Colin, G. Abadias, A. Michel, C. Jaouen Acta Materiala vol. 126, p. 481 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.12.030
  • Ti, Al and N adatom adsorption and diffusion on rocksalt cubic AlN (001) and (011) surfaces: Ab initio calculations C. Mastail, M. David, F. Nita, A. Michel, G. Abadias Applied Surface Science vol. 423, p. 354 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.06.179
  • Evidence for symmetry reduction in Ti3(Al1-δCuδ)C2 MAX phase solid solutions M. Nechiche, T. Cabioc'h, E. N. Caspi, O. Rivin, A. Hoser, V. Gauthier-Brunet, P. Chartier, S. Dubois Inorganic Chemistry vol. 56, p. 14388 (2017). doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01003
  • A new etching environment (FeF3/HCl) for the synthesis of two-dimensional titanium carbide MXenes: a route towards selective reactivity vs. water X. Wang, C. Garnero, G. Rochard, D. Magne, S. Morisset, S. Hurand, P. Chartier, J. Rousseau, T. Cabioc'h, C. Coutanceau, V. Mauchamp, S. Célérier Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 5, p. 22012 (2017). doi: 10.1039/c7ta01082f
  • Deformation mechanisms during high temperature tensile creep of Ti3AlC2 MAX phase E. Drouelle, A. Joulain, J. Cormier, V. Gauthier-Brunet, P. Villechaise, S. Dubois, P. Sallot Journal of Alloys and Compounds vol. 693, p. 622 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.09.194
  • Synthesis and characterization of a new (Ti1-x,Cux)3(Al,Cu)C2 MAX phase solid solution M. Nechiche, V. Gauthier-Brunet, V. Mauchamp, A. Joulain, T. Cabioc'h, X. Milhet, P. Chartier, S. Dubois Journal of the European Ceramic Society vol. 37, p. 459 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.09.028
  • Epitaxial growth of Cu(001) thin films onto Si(001) using a single-step HiPIMS process F. Cemin, D. Lundin, C. Furgeaud, A. Michel, G. Amiard, T. Minea, G. Abadias Scientific Reports vol. 7, p. 1605 (2017). doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01755-8
  • Spectral and color changes of Ag/TiO2 photochromic films deposited on diffusing paper and transparent flexible plastic substrates D.K. Diop, L. Simonot, J. Martinez-Garcia, M. Hébert, Y. Lefkir, G. Abadias, P. Guérin, D. Babonneau, N. Destouches Applied Spectropscopy vol. 71, p. 1271 (2017). doi: 10.1177/0003702816680000
  • Structure and thermal expansion of (Crx,V1-x)n+1AlCn phases measured by X-ray diffraction J. Halim, P. Chartier, T. Basyuk, T. Prikhna, E.N. Caspi, M.W. Barsoum, T. Cabioc'h Journal of the European Ceramic Society vol. 37, p. 15 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.07.022
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