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 :

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 :

  • Origin of local magnetism in high spin iron or manganese based molecules deposited on surfaces
  • Identification of the nature of the metastable state responsible for photoinduced magnetism in Mo-Cu molecular systems

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

Selected publications :

  1. Sophie Brossard, Florence Volatron, Laurent Lisnard, Marie-Anne Arrio, Christophe Cartier dit Moulin, Laure Catala, Corine Mathonière, Talal Mallah, Andrei Rogalev, Fabrice Whilem, Alevtina Smekhova, and Philippe Sainctavit
    Investigation of the photoinduced magnetization of Copper octacyanomolybdates nanoparticles by X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 17 novembre 2011, DOI : 10.1021/ja204594a.
  2. O. Bunau, M.-A. Arrio, Ph. Sainctavit, L. Paulatto, M. Calandra, A. Juhin, V. Marvaud, and C. Cartier dit Moulin
    Understanding the Photomagnetic Behavior in Copper Octacyanomolybdates
    _ J. Phys. Chem. A 2012116, 8678−8683.
  3. Jean-Daniel Cafun, Guillaume Champion, Marie-Anne Arrio, Christophe Cartier dit Moulin and Anne Bleuzen
    Photomagnetic CoFe Prussian Blue Analogues : Role of the Cyanide Ions as Active Electron Transfer Bridges Modulated by Cyanide−Alkali Metal Ion Interactions
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132 (33), 11552–11559.