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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.


  • Nice 14 juillet 2016

    One year and half ago we organized the 2nd Euro-Asia conference on #zeolites in Nice. It was a week of collaboration and fraternity. Today we are in solidarity with all “nicois” and the too many victims of a cowardly attack.

    15 July 2016 | Categories : News,Non classé
  • Best poster – SIMEM Doctoral School Day

    Best poster award during SIMEM Doctoral School Day 16 has been attributed to Kamila Matysiak.       Preparation and modification of nanosized zeolites Kamila Matysiak, Sarah Komaty, Veselina Georgieva, Valentin Valtchev, Svetlana Mintova* Laboratoire Catalyse & Spectrochimie (LCS), ENSICAEN, CNRS 6 Bd Maréchal Juin 14000 Caen, France   The interest towards finding new applications of […]

    4 July 2016 | Categories : News
  • Valentin Valtchev just elected president of the International Zeolite Association

    The International Zeolite Association (IZA) was organized in 1973 at the 3rd International Molecular Sieve Conference to promote and encourage the development of all aspects of zeolite science and technology.

    27 June 2016 | Categories : News,News
  • Svetlana Mintova & Valentin Valtchev ont reçu le Prix Breck.

    Svetlana Mintova & Valentin Valtchev ont reçu le Prix Breck 2016 pour leurs travaux de recherche au LCS. Ce prix, décerné tous les 3 ans, est le plus prestigieux décerné dans le domaine des Zéolithes. C’est la première fois qu’il est attribué à des chercheurs français ou travaillant en France. Il récompense la qualité exceptionnelle de leur […]

    24 June 2016 | Categories : News
  • Breck Award attributed to Svetlana Mintova and V. Valtchev

    Breck Award attributed to Svetlana Mintova and V. Valtchev @INC_CNRS @RegionNormandie @ENSICAEN @fts_fr #IZC18 — Catalyse & Spectro (@labo_lcs) June 24, 2016

    24 June 2016 | Categories : News
  • Remise des Prix SCF et des diplômes de Membres distingués

    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. 26 mai 2016 à Caen La remise des Prix 2015 de la Société Chimique de France, à savoir les Grands Prix J.-A. […]

    29 April 2016 | Categories : News
  • 5th LCS Workshop “Zeolites: Prospects & Challenges”

    The 5th LCS Workshop “Zeolites: Prospects & Challenges” will take place at L’hôtel Thalazur, Ouistreham from April 25, 2016 through April 27. Scientific Program Keynotes 30 mins (25 ‘+ 5’ Q&A)   25/04/2016 13:30-14:30 Registration & Buffet Lunch 14:50 Valentin Valtchev Opening Chair: Valentin Valtchev  15:00 1. Paul Wright St. Andrews University, UK The designed […]

    12 April 2016 | Categories : News
  • Feature Article in the Decembre 2015 issue of Journal of Catalysis

    We are pleased announce that the paper entitled “How the CO molar extinction coefficient influences the quantification of active sites from CO adsorption followed by IR spectroscopy? A case study on MoS2/Al2O3 catalysts prepared with citric acid » by JJ Chen, E Dominguez Garcia, L Oliviero, and F Maugé, J Cat, 2015, 332, 77-82 has been […]

    23 February 2016 | Categories : News
  • [CLOSED] Spectroscopy for the speciation and determination of adsorption thermodynamics and surface reaction kinetics of adsorbed species.

    This position is now closed PhD proposal – LCS – ENSICAEN – University of Caen Normandy, France project IR spectroscopy is widely used for characterization of heterogeneous surfaces by adsorption of probe molecules or the elucidation of surface reaction mechanisms. While many information can be used by qualitative analysis of the IR spectra, their use […]

    28 January 2016 | Categories : Work with the LCS
  • Operando V

    The Fifth International Conference on Operando Spectroscopy was organized by LCS in May in Deauville. 120 participants came to present their work on the study of catalytic reactors under working conditions. The conference was sponsored by ThermoElectron, SPECS, Hiden, CTI, ENERCAT, St Gobain, IFPEN, VG Scienta, the SCF (French Chemical Society), Labex EMC3 and the […]

    28 September 2015 | Categories : News