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    The Catalysis and Spectrochemistry Laboratory (LCS) works on the preparation and study of solid catalysts for applications in environment and sustainable development. LCS is leader in the observation of catalytic materials inside a working reactor, in real time, during the chemical reaction (operando spectroscopy). With its very strong facility in infrared spectroscopy, and with some NMR, Raman and Uv-vis spectroscopies, LCS is in a unique position in car exhaust treatment, pollution abatement, in energy production (oil refining, bio-fuels) and in the domain of bio-sourcing of chemistry.


  • Jacob van Gestel par Jean-Claude Duchet

    Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Jacob a été accueilli au Laboratoire Catalyse et Spectrochimie en 1990. Il avait été recommandé par San de Beer de l’Université Technologique […]

    18 January 2017 | Categories : News
  • It is with a great sorrow that we announce that Jacob van Gestel passed away on sunday 15 january 2017.

    It is with a great sorrow that we announce that Jacob van Gestel passed away this Sunday after a long illness. Jacob has played an important role as a teacher and researcher at the University of Caen and particularly at the Catalysis and Spectrochemistry Laboratory (LCS). Jacob was a specialist in kinetic for heterogeneous catalysis. […]

    16 January 2017 | Categories : News
  • Offre de poste – Chargé(e) de développement Institut CARNOT ESP

    Technopôle du Madrillet – 675, Avenue de l’Université / 76801 Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray cedex Type de recrutement : Type de contrat : CDD 6 mois évolutif CDI Niveau d’expérience : niveau Bac +5 Rémunération : 38k€ bruts/annuel, selon profil et expérience, incl.3ème mois + mutuelle, Lieu : Seine-Maritime, Saint Etienne du Rouvray Prise de fonction : […]

    13 January 2017 | Categories : News
  • Press release from CNRS: Crystallography : Electron diffraction locates hydrogen atoms

    Crystallography : Electron diffraction locates hydrogen atoms Diffraction-based analytical methods are widely used in laboratories, but they struggle to study samples that are smaller than a micrometer in size. Researchers from the Laboratoire de cristallographie et sciences des matériaux (CNRS/Ensicaen/Unicaen), the Laboratoire catalyse et spectrochimie (CNRS/Ensicaen/Unicaen)1, and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic have […]

    13 January 2017 | Categories : News
  • LCS and CRISMAT make the cover of Science this week!

    Position of hydrogen in isolated nanocrystals revealed by electron diffraction

    Hydrogen positions in single nanocrystals revealed by electron diffraction.
    L. Palatinus*, P. Brázda, P. Boullay*, O. Perez, M. Klementová, S. Petit, V. Eigner, M. Zaarour and S. Mintova, Science 355, 166-169 (2017).

    13 January 2017 | Categories : News
  • AlPO-5 nanocrystals templated by 1-ethyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium hydroxide and their textural and water sorption properties

    The formation of colloidal AlPO-5 nanocrystals were studied under hydrothermal and microwave conditions in the presence of a new templating agent, 1-ethyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium hydroxide ([edmim]OH).

    3 January 2017 | Categories : News
  • A new hybrid material for efficient and sustainable gas separation: the role of operando IR spectroscopy on the result published in “Nature Materials”

    Pr. Marco Daturi: The synergy between four laboratories (the LCS of Caen, the ILV / IMAP of Versailles / Paris, the ICGM of Montpellier and the Korean KRICT) with unique skills in synthesis, advanced characterization and modeling of materials, to design an ordered organic-inorganic porous hybrid system, commonly called the Metal Organic Framework (MOF), capable of preferentially fixing nitrogen gas, even in the presence of other gases.

    22 December 2016 | Categories : News
  • A nanoporous material for the purification of natural gas and air on an industrial scale?

    Genuine sponges of the infinitely small, nanoporous materials make it possible to selectively capture molecules of gas, vapor or liquid, a phenomenon that is of major interest in many industrial processes. A French-Korean consortium comprising researchers from the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier (CNRS / Montpellier University / ENSCM), the Paris Institute of Pore Materials (CNRS / ENS / ESPCI) and the Catalysis and Spectrochemistry Laboratory (CNRS / Normandie University / ENSICAEN) has identified a crystallized porous hybrid material which, once dehydrated, is able to purify natural gas and air by selectively fixing nitrogen gas in the presence of methane or oxygen. Published in the journal Nature Materials, this work makes it possible to envisage more efficient industrial processes of gas separation.

    19 December 2016 | Categories : News
  • New “Nature Materials” paper: Selective nitrogen capture by porous hybrid materials containing accessible transition metal ion sites

    We report mesoporous metal–organic framework materials containing accessible Cr(III) sites, able to thermodynamically capture N2 over CH4 and O2.

    19 December 2016 | Categories : News
  • Félicitations à Arnaud Travert, MCF au LCS, pour sa nomination parmi les membres distingués juniors de la SCF.

    Membre Distingué Junior de la SCF  Le titre de « Membre Distingué Junior » peut être décerné à une personne de moins de 45 ans ayant été membre de la SCF les trois années précédentes sans discontinuité, et étant à l’origine de travaux représentant une avancée notable dans un des domaines de la chimie, ou […]

    3 December 2016 | Categories : News