LAboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman – UMR 8516
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Photophysics, reactivity and functionality

Head: O. Poizat

Permanent staff: S. Aloïse , M. Barj , J. Berthet , A. Bouchet , G. Buntinx , V. De Waele , S. Delbaere , O. Devos , M. Hureau , A. Idrissi , F.A. Miannay , A. Moissette , C. Ruckebusch , M. Sliwa , K. Smirnov

PhDs: J. Ashina , T. Cremoux , L. Duplouy , C. Guerrin , I. Hamdi , S. Hugelier , V. Koverga , M. Louati , Y. Smortsova , A. Khartchenko , E. Vorobyev

Post-docts: M.T. Do , R. Vitale

Visiting researchers: Pr. J. Abe, Pr. J. Hofkens, Dr. V. Spiwok, Dr. S. Ari, Pr. T. Toshioyuki, Pr. H. Miyasaka, Pr. Kalugin, Pr. R.D. Oparin, Pr. M. Takeshita

The research team associates complementary skills and competences to develop fundamental investigations of intermolecular interactions and reaction dynamics at the molecular level. We take advantage of this expertise to investigate the properties and reactivity of a variety of systems in different environments (solution, complexing or confined environment, supramolecular architecture, thin film, nanoparticle, supercritical fluids, ionic liquids). Although characterized by a rather fundamental approach, the research conducted by the team has the overall ambition to attain an understanding of the functionality of photoactivable chemical systems designed for specific applications (e.g., light-activated molecules for applications in photonics, opto-electronics or bioimagery, nanoporous matrices for heterogeneous catalysis or photovoltaic conversion, nanosensors).

The activity is organized along two lines of research:

Fundamental photophysics and photochemistry of photo-functional molecules and molecular assemblies
Molecular confinement and photo-controlled reactivity in porous media

The experimental approach is based primarily on spectroscopy. The team has acquired a very high level of skills and expertise in the field of the development of innovative approaches and techniques, particularly in two areas: time-resolved vibrational (Raman scattering, IR absorption) and electronic (UV-Vis absorption/diffuse reflection, stimulated emission) spectroscopies, and ultrafast high-resolution fluorescence microscopy.

Wherever possible, the interpretation of experimental data is supported by modeling using advanced molecular dynamics and quantum-chemical calculation methods. Also, the development of new analytical tools based on chemometrics for the processing of complex spectro-kinetic, spatio-kinetic, and spatial-spectral data is more and more systematically associated with experimental spectroscopic measurements to provide rigorous and robust descriptions of the studied photo-processes and fluorescence micro- and nano-imaging.

Funding since 2011

• GDRI – IRG PHENICS (Photo-switchable organic molecular systems & devices)
• GDR UP (Ultrafast Photochemistry)
• GDR MCM-2 (Magnetism and molecular switching)
• 9 PHC (Hubert Curien partnership)
• 2 PRC (joint research project)
• 1 PMC (Marie-Curie Program)
• 1 HFSP (Human Frontier Science Program)
• 3 PICS (International Programs for Scientific Cooperation)
• 10 ANR fundings
• 1 contrat CNRS-JSPS agreement (French – Japan joint project)
• 1 IFPEN research agreement


Team publications

13 Publications for the year

P  2018-1 - Effect of analytical proton beam irradiation on lead-white pigments, characterized by EPR spectroscopy
D. Gourier, L. Binet, V. Gonzalez, H. Vezin, N. Touati, T. Calligaro
Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res Sect B 415 (2018) 64 - 71

P  2018-2 - Fire retardant sol-gel coated polyurethane foam: Mechanism of action
S. Bellayer, M. Jimenez, B. Prieur, B. Dewailly, A. Ramgobin, J. Sarazin, B. Revel, G. Tricot, S. Bourbigot
Polym Degradation Stab 147 (2018) 159 - 167

P  2018-3 - The structure and properties of xZnO–(67-x)SnO–P2O5 glasses: (I) optical and thermal properties, Raman and infrared spectroscopies
A. Saitoh, R.K. Brow, U. Hoppe, G. Tricot, S. Anan, H. Takebe
J Non Cryst Solids 484 (2018) 132 - 138

P  2018-4 - Are calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H) present in alkali-activated glass cullet cement?
B. Marchand, S. Lanier, C.A. Davy, C. Albert-Mercier, G. Tricot
Mater Lett 219 (2018) 104 - 108

P  2018-5 - Transport properties and ion aggregation in mixtures of room temperature ionic liquids with aprotic dipolar solvents
O.N. Kalugin, A.V. Riabchunova, I.V. Voroshylova, V.V. Chaban, B.A. Marekha, V.A. Koverga, A. Idrissi
Springer Proc. Phys. 197 (2018) 67 - 109

P  2018-6 - Edge-Preserving Image Smoothing Constraint in Multivariate Curve Resolution–Alternating Least Squares (MCR-ALS) of Hyperspectral Data
S. Hugelier, R. Vitale, C. Ruckebusch
Appl Spectrosc 72 (2018) 420 - 431

P  2018-7 - Kriging Modeling to Predict Viscosity Index of Base Oils
J.J. Da Costa, F. Chainet, B. Celse, M. Lacoue-Nègre, C. Ruckebusch, N. Caillol, D. Espinat
Energy Fuels 32 (2018) 2588 - 2597

P  2018-8 - Application of a sparseness constraint in multivariate curve resolution – Alternating least squares
S. Hugelier, S. Piqueras, C. Bedia, A. de Juan, C. Ruckebusch
Anal. Chim. Acta 1000 (2018) 100 - 108

P  2018-9 - Frame-insensitive expression cloning of fluorescent protein from scolionema suvaense
Y. Horiuchi, D. Laskaratou, M. Sliwa, C. Ruckebusch, K. Hatori, H. Mizuno, J.I. Hotta
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19 (2018) 371 - 371

P  2018-10 - Chromophore twisting in the excited state of a photoswitchable fluorescent protein captured by time-resolved serial femtosecond crystallography
N. Coquelle, M. Sliwa, J. Woodhouse, G. Schirò, V. Adam, A. Aquila, T.R.M. Barends, S. Boutet, M. Byrdin, S. Carbajo, E.D.L. Mora, R.B. Doak, M. Feliks, F. Fieschi, L. Foucar, V. Guillon, M. Hilpert, M.S. Hunter, S. Jakobs, J.E. Koglin, G. Kovacsova, T.J. Lane, B. Lévy, M. Liang, K. Nass, J. Ridard, J.S. Robinson, C.M. Roome, C. Ruckebusch, M. Seaberg, M. Thepaut, M. Cammarata, I. Demachy, M. Field, R.L. Shoeman, D. Bourgeois, J.P. Colletier, I. Schlichting, M. Weik
Nat. Chem. 10 (2018) 31 - 37

P  2018-11 - Introducing special issue on chemical image analysis
C. Ruckebusch
J. Chemometr. 32 (2018) e2941 - e2941

P  2018-12 - Copper-Catalyzed Aziridination with Redox-Active Ligands: Molecular Spin Catalysis
Y. Ren, K. Cheaib, J. Jacquet, H. Vezin, L. Fensterbank, M. Orio, S. Blanchard, M. Desage-El Murr
Chem. Eur. J. 24 (2018) 5086 - 5090

P  2018-13 - Neighbouring pixel data augmentation: a simple way to fuse spectral and spatial information for hyperspectral imaging data analysis
F. Jamme, L. Duponchel
J. Chemometr. 31 (2018) e2882 - e2882