Laboratoire d'Innovation en Chimie des Surfaces et Nanosciences (LICSEN)


The LICSEN (Laboratory of Innovation in Surface Chemistry and Nanosciences) combines chemists and physicists (14 CEA staff members, 2 university associates, ~14 Ph.D students and postdoctoral fellows) around a core expertise in the field of chemical functionalization of surfaces and nanomaterials.

The main objective is to provide these surfaces and nanomaterials with additional properties of interest in the fields of sustainability, renewable energies and nanosciences for information and health technologies. Our studies expand from the understanding of chemical and physical mechanisms at the fundamental level up to the development of patented processes. The laboratory notably has strong interactions with industrial partners.


Learn more about our activities following the links below:

Surface Functionalization & Chemistry of Nanomaterials (Functionnalization processes (graftfast, SEEP...), nanomaterial grafting)

Materials for Energy (H2 fuel cells (PEMFC), Photovoltaic, Photo-electro-catalysis)

Sustainability & Recycling (Air and gas purification, Liquid-liquid and solid-liquid recovery processes, Joint CEA/NTU laboratory SCARCE)

Nanomaterial Optics and Optoelectronics (Graphene Quantum Dots, Carbon nanotube optoelectronics, 2D Materials)

Surface Chemistry for Biology & Health (Functionnalized medical implants, Antibacterial surfaces)




#51 - Màj : 25/01/2024
Voir aussi
Archives 2017 / Latest news LICSEN : 14/11/2017 - Inauguration du Laboratoire Commun CEA-PROTEC Industrie (projet ANR Labcom' Mestrel)   Mercredi 14 novembre, Le CEA-Licsen et la société PROTEC Industrie inauguraient leur laboratoire commun MESTREL pour mettre au point un procédé de préparation de surface avant peinture sans produits chimiques cancérogènes, mutagènes ou reprotoxiques, destiné en particulier à l’aéronautique.
ARCHIVES 2018 / Latest news LICSEN : 20/12/2018 - Seminar by Prof. Anna Chrostowska (IPREM, Pau)  ► Prof. Anna Chrostowska, Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physicochimie pour l'Environnement et les Matériaux, UMR5254, Université de Pau & Pays Adour will give a seminar entitled « The synergy between theory and experiment in developing the basic science of new heteroaromatic systems  » at 11 am on December 12, Room 26 building 127. (Contact: S.
Materials for Energy at Licsen :   In the very active field of chemistry and material-science for renewable energy prodcution, conversion and storage, the Licsen mostly studies : (1) H2 to electricity conversion in platinum-free fuel-cells (of PEMFC type),  with a focus on the cathode side (ORR being the most limiting factor);  (2) Green H2 production by photo-electro-catalysis; (3) Perovskite-based tandem photovoltaic cells and in particular, their stability.
News LICSEN 2019-2023 : 20/12/2023 - Soutenance de thèse de Nathan Ullberg La soutenance de thèse de Nathan Ullberg portant sur le sujet « Étude de la visibilité de matériaux 2D semiconducteurs et de leur densité de charge dans des dispositifs électroniques par les techniques de microscopie optique IRM et BALM » a eu lieu le mercredi 20 décembe 2023 à 13h30 au Bât. NeuroPsi.
Optics and optoelectronics of 0D, 1D and 2D nanomaterials : Nanostructuring graphene into 0D graphene quantum dots (GQD), 1D graphene nanoribbons or 2D nanomeshes allows opening a bandgap in its electronic structure   Graphene Quantum Dots Bottom-up Synthesis and optical properties: The outstanding electronic, optical and mechanical properties of graphene strongly inspire the scientific community.
Surface Chemistry for Biology & Health at LICSEN :     MEDICAL IMPLANTS : Recanalization of coiled aneurysms remains unresolved. To limit aneurysm recanalization after embolization with coils, we propose an innovative approach to optimize aneurysm healing using fucoidan-coated coils. Within a multidisciplinary consortium, LICSEN is leading the coil surface-chemistry part.
Surface Functionalization & Chemistry of Nanomaterials : LICSEN was founded in 2014 by merging the former LCSI (Laboratoire de Chimie des Surfaces et Interfaces) and LEM (Laboratoir d'Electronique Moléculaire), both having shared expertise in surface functionalization and nanomaterial chemistry. The ability to add new functionalities to surfaces and nanomaterials through the development of chemical functionalization processes remains at the core of many of our activities.
Sustainability & Recycling :   Automatic sorting tool based on computer vision and multi-energy X-rays. Chem. Eng. J. 441, 135886 (2022). Microfluidics platform combining a microfluidic chip, infrared and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy for the study of hydrometallurgical processes. Nano Sel. 3, 425  (2022).



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