Professeur des Universités (Section 28 -CNU) - Equipe NanoMat
LMGP - Grenoble INP Phelma - Minatec
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  • Solid State Physics
  • Crystallography

  • Understanding the growth of oxide thin films and nanostructures, with in situ Synchrotron Radiation techniques, to construct functional oxide materials from the atom up.
    Growth methods : Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD), Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD).
  • Advanced structural and chemical characterization of nanostructures and nanomaterials either ex situ or in situ with Synchrotron Radiation.
    Example of techniques are : Multi-wavelength Anomalous X-ray Diffraction (MAD), X-ray spectroscopy in diffraction condition (DAFS), X-ray absorption spectroscopy, which are used for measuring strain, composition, short-range atomic order, polarity, ... The experiments are performed mainly at the ESRF (Grenoble, France)  and SOLEIL (St Aubin, France) synchrotron radiation facilities.
Selection of recent publications
(link to the full list of publications at the bottom of this page)

Nucleation mechanism of GaN nanocolumns grown on (111)Si by molecular beam epitaxy

O. Landré, C. Bougerol, H. Renevier, B. Daudin. Nanotechnology 20, (2009), 415602.

Elastic strain relaxation in GaN/AlN nanowire superlattice
O. Landré, D. Camacho, C. Bougerol, Y.M. Niquet, V. Favre-Nicolin, G. Renaud, H. Renevier, B. Daudin. Phys. Rev. B 81, (2010), 153306.

Composition and Strain of Ge Domes on Si(001) close to the Dome/Susbtrate Interface
N.A. Katcho, M.-I. Richard, M.G. Proietti, H. Renevier, C. Leclere, V. Favre-Nicolin, J.J. Zhang, G. Bauer. Europhys. Lett. 93, (2011), 66004.

Polarity of GaN Nanowires Grown by Plasma-Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy on Si(111)
K. Hestroffer, C. Leclere, C. Bougerol, H. Renevier, Bruno Daudin. Phys. Rev. B 84, (2011), 245302.

In situ study of self assembled GaN nanowires nucleation on Si(111) by Plasma- Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy
K. Hestroffer, C. Leclere, V. Cantelli, C. Bougerol, H. Renevier, B. Daudin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, (2012), 212107.

Strain assisted inter-diffusion in GaN/AlN Quantum Dots
C. Leclere, V. Fellmann, C. Bougerol, D. Cooper, B. Gayral, M. G. Proietti, H. Renevier, B. Daudin, J. Appl. Phys. 113, (2013), 034311.

Strain-Induced In/Ga Short Range Order in InGaN core-shell Nanowires
C. Leclere, N. A. Katcho, G. Tourbot, B. Daudin, M. G. Proietti, H. Renevier, J. Appl. Phys. 116, (2014), 013517.

Activités / CV

Born in 1963. – Professor at Grenoble INP (Section 28-CNU).


Since 2013 - Group leader of Thin Films, Nanomaterials and Nanostructures (FM2N) at LMGP
Since 2010 -
Scientific representative of the french CRG beamlines at the ESRF in relation with the SOLEIL board of directorate.
Since 2007 -
Member of the Nanosciences Foundation steering committee (nano-characterization).
Since 2006 - Member of the steering committee of the french CRG beamlines at the ESRF.
Professional carrier

2006 -
Professor at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) in the Engineering school Phelma : Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique Electronique et Matériaux.
Research laboratory : Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique (LMGP, UMR5628,  CNRS & Grenoble INP, Grenoble).

2002-2006 -
Assistant professor at Université Joseph Fourier (UJF, Grenoble) in the physics department.
Research laboratory : Service de Physique des Matériaux et des Microstructures (SP2M), Département de Recherche Fondamentale sur la Matière Condensée (DRFMC, CEA-Grenoble). Leader of Nanostructures & Rayonnement Synchrotron Laboratory (SP2M/NRS) .

- Assistant professor at Université Joseph Fourier (UJF) in the physics department. Research laboratory : Laboratoire de Cristallographie (CNRS, Grenoble).

Post doctoral fellow (5 months).
Synchrotron facility HASYLAB at DESY, Hamburg, Germany. Supervisor : Pr. R. Frahm.
keywords : Fe/Ir superlattices, interfaces, anomalous x-ray diffraction, Diffraction Anomalous Fine Structure

Post doctoral fellow (15 months).
Department of Materials Science, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL., US. Supervisor : Pr. J.B. Cohen.
Keywords : Short Range Ordering, Co doped YBCO supraconductors, anomalous x-ray diffraction


- PhD in Physics from Université Joseph Fourier (UJF, Grenoble, France).
1988 - Master degree in Physics from UJF (Grenoble, France).

Link to the full list of publications