cfaed Seminar Series

Dr. Pascale Chenevier , CEA-Grenoble, University Grenoble Alpes, France

Carbon nanoobjects: a wide source of new conductors and semiconductors for electronics and energy

22.05.2018 (Tuesday) BIOTEC, Seminar room E05/E06 , Tatzberg 47/49 , 01307 Dresden


Carbon nanotubes have long been the symbol of nanotechnologies in the papers and on television: nice 3D drawings of their atomic structure coupled to beautiful electronic microscopy pictures and astonishing physical properties propped a hype wave in 1990s that benefited to a handful of high-tech laboratories around the world. Now the graphene hype wave has washed away the remains of this once terrific story... and carbon nanotubes, together with their other nano-carbon counterparts, have reached the level of industrial production and use. This lecture will compare the different families of nanocarbons available today from lab micrograms to industrial tons, and focus on recent development of these materials in future electronics and energy devices.


Pascale Chenevier graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 1997, received her PhD in physical chemistry from University of Bordeaux in 2001 and held a postdoctoral position in biophysics at Cornell U., USA in 2002-2003. She joined CEA in 2003 as a permanent researcher first in Saclay, near Paris, in the Molecular Electronics Laboratory of IRAMIS research institute, where she worked on carbon nanotube chemical modification to obtain low cost semi-conducting inks for printed electronics. She moved to INAC research institute in Grenoble since 2012 as a CEA senior scientist, where she focuses on conducting nanocomposites: carbon nanotube electrodes for platinum-free hydrogen fuel cells, silicon nanowires for lithium-ion batteries, and semi-conducting nanocomposites for thermoelectric generators. In 2014-2016, she also participated in the creation of a start-up company based on her patents.

Broadcasted from UGA, Grenoble

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