Laboratoire Léon Brillouin

UMR12 CEA-CNRS, Bât. 563 CEA Saclay

91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France


BD diffusons les neutrons


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Laboratoire Léon Brillouin

LLB-Nouvelles frontières dans les matériaux quantiques

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Researcher in solid state physics, specialist in inelastic neutron scattering experiments
Head of the “New frontiers in quantum materials - NFMQ” team.

Research Topics

Magnetism of insulators, Thin films, CMR manganites, Multiferroics, Spin-phonon coupling and Magneto-elastic coupling, Frustrated magnets,
Low dimensional magnetism, Phase transitions, Liquid spin states, Quantum spin-ice


2021 - Member of the "Objet Interdisciplinaire Matériaux” committee of the Physics Graduate School, Université Paris-Saclay, France
2019 - Senior expert CEA -  LLB/NFMQ  team leader (20 persons)
2018 - Member of the SHARP CRG (TOF spectrometer at ILL),Grenoble,France
2015-2019 Member of the Labex PALM Theme 1: “Correlated matter” committee, Université Paris-Saclay, France
2014-2019 Member of the “platforms” committee of the PHOM department, Université Paris-Saclay, France
2008-2019 Responsible for the triple-axis spectrometer 4F1 at Orphée-LLB reactor, LLB, France
2006 - Researcher at LLB
1998-2006 Researcher at the Centre d’Etudes de Bruyères-le-Chatel (CEA) : "Neutron and charged particles transport in fusion plasmas, transport in heterogeneous media and turbulent mixing".
1997 PhD in Solid State Physics at the university Paris Sud :
"Etude des excitations magnétiques dans le supraconducteur à haute température critique La2-xSrxCuO4 par diffusion inelastique des neutrons"  /  “Spin dynamics in high Tc superconductor La2-xSrxCuO4”.
1994 Master in Solid State Physics
1994 SUPELEC engineer

Thesis supervision / co-supervision

Scientific Publications

Before 2009 :

“Thin films”:

“Manganites with giant magneto-resistance":


"1-D systems":

“Supraconductivity” (PhD):


Teaching activities

Reviewing activities

Membership of Scientific Societies

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