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Assistant Professor

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Tower 43-44, 5th Floor
E-POM Team

Tel: 33 (0)1 44 27 55 53


Research interests:

  • surface chemistry, nanometric assemblies, coordination chemistry, polyoxometallates, redox and magnetic memories.

Current research:

  • Thin films of polyoxometalates on flat surfaces and electrical measurements toward their integration into charge trapping electronic memories
  • Binary superlattices of polyoxometalates and magnetic nanocrystals to make new functional materials for information storage (collaboration C. Petit, MONARIS, UPMC)

Recent results:

  • Study of the electron transfer kinetics of a hybrid POM monolayer grafted on silicon

Scientific career

  • Chemistry studies at University of Paris-Sud XI
  • Ph. D. thesis under the supervision of Talal Mallah, ICMMO (University of Paris-Sud) : Bistable nanoparticles of cyanide-bridged networks
  • Post-doctoral studies under the supervision of H. Perez, CEA Saclay (DSM/ IRAMIS/SPAM-LFP) : Capped platinum nanoparticles deposited on carbon nanotubes for PEM Fuel Cells
  • Post-doctoral studies under the supervision of E. Coronado, ICMol, Valencia, Spain : Growth of MOFs on substrates for molecular spintronics

Selected publications:

  1. Electron Transfer Properties of a Monolayer of Hybrid Polyoxometalates on Silicon
    F. Volatron, J.-M. Noël, C. Rinfray, P. Decorse, C. Combellas, F. Kanoufi, A. Proust, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, DOI:10.1039/C5TC00074B
  2. Metal-to-Metal Electron Transfer in Co/Fe Prussian Blue Molecular Analogues: The Ultimate Miniaturization
    E.S. Koumousi, I.-R. Jeon, Q. Gao, P. Dechambenoit, D.N. Woodruff, P. Merzeau, L. Buisson, X. Jia, D. Li, F. Volatron, C. Mathonière, R. Clérac, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 134, 222-228
  3. Porous electrodes based on platinum capped electrocatayst: combining thermal treatment XPS analysis and electrochemistry give evidence for the stabilizing role of the thiol capping agent on the Pt dispersion and core feature
    F. Volatron, X. Cheng, P.-A. Albouy, L. Akrour, A. Borta, M. Pinault, A. Etcheberry, H. Perez, Electrochim. Acta, 2013, 91, 344-352
  4. Charged photomagnetic nanoparticles: a controlled assembly for a large photo-induced coercivity.
    F. Volatron, D. Heurtaux, L. Catala, C. Mathonière, A. Gloter, O. Stephan, D. Repetto, M. Clemente-Leon, E. Coronado, T. Mallah, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1985-1987
  5. Growth and density control of nanometric FeNi cyanide-bridged objects on functionalized Si (100) surface.
    S. Tricard, B. Fleury, F. Volatron, C. Costa-coquelard, S. Mazerat, V. Huc, C. David, F. Brisset, F. Miserque, P. Jegou, S. Palacin, T. Mallah, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 4327-4329