The objective of this research line is to obtain biofunctional surfaces combining inorganic materials and organic functionalization using wet chemistry processes. The processes developed are very varied and include, in particular, thin-layer deposition by sol-gel route, hydrothermal synthesis of nanowires, assembly of unidimensional nanostructures by liquid filtration to form nanowire networks (nanonets), and surface functionalization. Examples of materials currently under studies are: very high aspect ratio ZnO nanowires, silicon nanonets, ZnO nanonets, functionalization with silane for biomolecule grafting. Such materials are studied for further integration into functional devices such as electronic devices (transistors) or sensors.
Nanonets with finely controlled NW density (top) and aspect ratio (bottom).
Physical Chemistry at Interfaces, advanced structural characterization
- "Mechanisms involved in the hydrothermal growth of ultra-thin and high aspect ratio ZnO nanowires", C. Ternon, T. Demes, F. Morisot, D. Riassetto, M. Legallais, H. Roussel, M. Langlet App. Surf. Sci. 410 (2017) 423-431. - "On the Development of Label-Free DNA Sensor Using Silicon Nanonet Field-Effect Transistors", T. Nguyen , M. Legallais , F. Morisot, T. Cazimajou, M. Mouis, B. Salem, V. Stambouli, C. Ternon, Proceedings 1 (2017) 312. - "Comprehensive study of hydrothermally grown ZnO nanowires", T. Demes, C. Ternon, D. Riassetto, V. Stambouli, M. Langlet, J. Mater. Sci. 51 (2016) 10652. - "New insights in the structural and morphological properties of sol-gel deposited ZnO multilayer films", T. Demes, C. Ternon, D. Riassetto, H. Roussel, L. Rapenne, I. Gélard, C. Jimenez, V. Stambouli, M. Langlet, J. Phys. Chem. Sol. 95 (2016) 43-55. - "High aspect ratio semiconducting nanostructure random networks: highly versatile materials for multiple applications", C. Ternon, P. Serre, G. Rey, C. Holtzinger, P. Periwal, M. Martin, T. Baron, V. Stambouli, M. Langlet, Phys. Status Solidi RRL 7 (2013) 919–923.