Research director, HDR

Sorbonne University
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5
Tower 33-43, 5th floor
Phone: 33(0)1 44 27 30 59


Research interests :

#Magnétisme #RayonnementSynchrotron #AbsorptionX #EXAFS #XANES

Magnetic circular dichroism in the X-ray domain for the characterization of the magnetic properties of molecular materials.

Current research :

  • Origin of photomagnetism in molecular systems
  • Local magnetic anisotropy in nanoparticles
  • Magnetic properties of bistable spin transition systems

Selected recent results :

  • Local magnetism in high-spin iron- or manganese-based molecules deposited on surfaces
  • Demonstration of the nature of the metastable state responsible for photo-induced magnetism in Mo-Cu molecular systems
  • Photomagnetism of {Fe-Co} analogues of prussian blue

Scientific career

  • Studies of Chemistry-Physics at the University of Paris-Sud: Master of spectrochemistry of transition elements
  • Thesis at the laboratory of inorganic chemistry (CNRS / Université Paris Sud) under the supervision of Michel Verdaguer
  • Post-doctoral training at LAVAL University (Quebec) under the supervision of Laurent Bonneviot
  • CNRS Research (1988-2004)
  • CNRS Research Director (2004)

Selected publications :

  1. C. Mathonière, D. Mitcov, E. Koumousi, D. Amorin-Rosario, P. Dechambenoit, S. Fatima Jafri, P. Sainctavit, C. Cartier dit Moulin, L. Toupet, E. Trzop, E. Collet, M. – A. Arrio, A. Rogalev, F. Wilhelm & R. Clérac
    Metal-to-metal electron transfer in a cyanido-bridged {Fe 2Co 2} square complex followed by X-ray diffraction and absorption techniques 
    Chemical Communications, vol. 58, nᵒ 86, p. 12098-12101, 2022
  2. L. Zhang, M. – A. Arrio, S. Mazerat, L. Catala, W. Li, E. Otero, P. Ohresser, L. Lisnard, C. Cartier dit Moulin, T. Mallah & P. Sainctavit
    Magnetic Hysteresis in a Monolayer of Oriented 6 nm CsNiCr Prussian Blue Analogue Nanocrystals 
    Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 60, nᵒ 21, p. 16388-16396, nov. 2021
  3. Sadaf Fatima Jafri, Evangelia S. Koumousi, Philippe Sainctavit, Amélie Juhin, Vivien Schuler, Oana Bunǎu, Dmitri Mitcov, Pierre Dechambenoit, Corine Mathonière, Rodolphe Clérac, Edwige Otero, Philippe Ohresser, Christophe Cartier dit Moulin & Marie-Anne Arrio
    Large Orbital Magnetic Moment Measured in the [TpFeIII(CN)3] Precursor of Photomagnetic Molecular Prussian Blue Analogues
    Inorganic Chemistry 2016