UMR 5026

Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux

The “Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux” (UMR5026) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS, of the University of Bordeaux and Bordeaux INP.
The ICMCB has strong expertise in solid state chemistry, materials science and chemical processing. It uses this know-how for the development of new materials and new concepts for materials synthesis, shaping and recycling, covering the application fields energy, environment, health, electronics and photonics. Recently, the ICMCB has also become active in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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A new generation of catalysts for the eco-efficient synthesis of ammonia

Ammonia is one of the most synthesized chemicals in the world, but by an energy-intensive process that emits a lot of CO2. In an article published in the journal ChemCatChem, chemists from ICMCB and IC2MP demonstrate the remarkable performance of a new generation of catalysts for the eco-efficient synthesis of ammonia compatible with renewable energies.

First prize of the CNRS Aquitaine photo competition 2022

The ICMCB photo "Coeur de batterie" was selected by the jury of the CNRS regional photo competition to be displayed on the facade of the Aquitaine delegation. Congratulations to Valentin Saibi, Group 2 PhD student and Sonia Buffière, microscopy engineer at ICMCB, The authors of this photo represent particles of lamellar electrode positive oxides agglomerated in the shape of a heart that remind us of their role as vital organ in lithium-ion batteries.

New compounds for electronic components with properties under control

Scientists from CRPP and ICMCB show how to chemically adjust the electronic structure of a material to control its physical properties of electrical and magnetic conduction. This work, published in the journal Nature Communications, paves the way for the design of new generations of potentially superconducting metal materials.

Machine learning for experience in new electrochromic properties

By combining experimental approach and machine learning, ICMCB researchers in collaboration with IMCN researchers performed a carthography of deposition conditions to identify the memory effect for tungsten oxide electrochromic thin films.

High pressure microfluidics for ultra-fast phenotyping of microbial strains

This study presents a novel methodology based on high-pressure microfluidics to rapidly perform thermal phenotyping of microbial strains from deep environments. The main advantage concerns the multiple on-chip temperature conditions that can be obtained in a single experiment at high pressures, representative of deep conditions (deep ocean, geological environments), overcoming the classical limitations of large-scale high-pressure microbial culture reactors to perform rapid screenings. This new methodology allows a considerable time saving for high pressure microbiology experiments. These microfluidic tools open up many research opportunities such as accelerating characterizations of new isolated microbial species, thus changing the paradigm that high-pressure microbiology experiments are time-consuming. Translated with (free version)

Synthesis of new quantum materials by topotactic fluorination of intermetallics

ICMCB researchers have developed a new synthetic pathway that for the first time implements topotactical fluorination of intermetallic compounds. This has made it possible to prepare new materials for applications in the field of electronics and energy. These findings, published in the journal Nature Communication, open up a considerable field of investigation in the world of intermetallics, fluorides and more generally in solid-state chemistry and physics.

Simple synthesis of hybrid metal/semiconductor nanomaterials with focused laser

A team from ICMCB and LOMA has developed an innovative overall synthesis strategy that uses a focused laser beam to produce unique metal nanoplots on the surface of semiconductor nanorods ...


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