Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay

Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l'Etat Solide - LPCES

Charlotte Benoit
Address 24, rue Archangé

91400 Orsay, FRANCE telephone 06-26-02-02-67
date of birth: 19th March 1981
Sex : female
Nationality: French


since Oct. 2004 PhD student at « Laboratory of Solid State Physico-Chemistry » (LPCES), ICMMO, UMR 8182, University of Paris XI
2004 DEA de chimie analytique et procédés (Paris VI) equivalent to master 2, predoctoral research in analytical chemistry – specialization in inorganic analyses and compositions
First class honors (rank 2)
2003 maîtrise de Chimie – Physique (Paris XI) equivalent to master of physical chemistry – with honors
2002 licence de Chimie – Physique (Paris XI) equivalent to Bachelor of physical chemistry – with honors
2001 DEUG «Sciences de la matière» equivalent to two-years university degree in physics and chemistry – with honors
1999 Baccalaureat scientifique = A-level – first class honors (Math, Physics and Chemistry, Biology)

Research experience

ð nanoparticles made by "chimie douce":precipitation, complexation, influence of solvent, pH, temperature, pressure
ð hydrothermal conditions
ð mechanical activation: carbon-coating technique
ð heating treatment: thermal transformation
ð X-Ray diffraction
ð electrochemical properties: thermodynamics, kinetics, composite electrodes, cycle life, capacity
ð impedance spectroscopy: limiting effects, diffusion, charge transfer
ð infrared and Raman spectroscopy
ð ionic chromatography
ð elemental composition: titration, UV-visible quantification, EDX, knowledge of ICP

Teaching experience

Since October 2004- Monitorat – Laboratory courses - University Paris XI
ð General chemistry – Two-years university degree
ð Inorganic Chemistry – Bachelor
ð Ionic Chormatography – Predoctoral level
ð Crystallography - Bachelor

PhD work
Synthesis, characterization and study of the electrochemical properties of nanoparticles containing iron for lithium batteries applications – LPCES (Paris XI)
ð LiFePO4: effect of the synthesis mode on the cyclability (morphology and electrochemistry relationship)
ð influence of the use of dispersive material on the particle size
ð FeOOH: partial substitution of Fe with Co and influence on the electrochemical properties

Publications and conferences

- TRN Editions, Kerala, "Recent Research Developments in Electrochemistry" : Overview on the practical electrochemical behavior of optimized lithium iron phosphate (ISBN : 81-7895-183-5) Sylvain Franger, Frédéric Le Cras, Carole Bourbon, Charlotte Benoit, Patrick Soudan et Jesus Santos-Peña

- Meeting ISIC 13, Clermont-Ferrand (France – June 2005) – oral contribution "Synthesis, characterization and study of the electrochemical properties of iron oxide nanoparticles for lithium batteries applications." Charlotte Benoit, Carole Bourbon, Patrick Soudan, Sylvain Franger

- To be published: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, "Chemistry and electrochemistry of nanostructured iron oxyhydroxides as lithium intercalation compounds for energy storage." Charlotte Benoit, Carole Bourbon, Patrick Soudan, Sylvain Franger

- Master 2 technical note, "Synthèse, caracterisation et étude des propriétés électrochimiques d'oxydes de fer à nanograins pour batteries au lithium."


- French mother tongue
- English
- German conversational

Extra-professional activities

§ Relaxation : riding bike, French boxing, manual activities: drawing and painting,
§ Travels : England (1993), Canada (1995), Rome (1997), Germany (1998 et 2000), Spain (2001)


- Sylvain Franger, " Maître de conférences ", LPCES, Paris XI university,
- Alexandre Revcolevschi, Professeur, LPCES, Paris XI university,
- Jean-Pierre Pereira-Ramos, " Directeur de recherche ", LECSO, C.N.R.S. Thiais,
- Dominique Guyomard, "Directeur de recherche", IMN, UMR 6502