Scientist at CNRS (section 11) at LPS

ORCID iD : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0269-7556

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My research is devoted to structural studies of self-assembled systems and my favorite experimental tool is Small Angle Scattering using X-rays.

Building blocks are nano-objects such as micelles or nanoparticles. Objectives are to understand and predict how such nano-objects can organize themselves spontaneously into ordered phases. In a scattering experiment, such ordered phases give diffraction signals that are called Bragg peaks. Analysis of such signals requires adapting standard methods of crystallography to the nanoscale, as the relevant length scale is much larger than the atomic scale.

I’m currently interested in the packing properties of metallic nanoparticles to form supracrystals that may be periodic or aperiodic. I’m the coordinator of the ANR project SoftQC.

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Projects

Superlattices of nanoparticles : ANR project SoftQC (site wordpress)

Superlattices of nanoparticles : ANR project SoftQC (page de redirection)

Ressources

Habilitation à diriger des recherches (2007) :

full text (in French) /https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01989825 / DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21312.84483

Doctorat/PhD (1992) : full text (in French) / https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01989797

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Publications

(1)      Wang, Q.; Santos, S.; Urbina-Blanco, C. A.; Hernández, W. Y.; Impéror-Clerc, M.; Vovk, E. I.; Marinova, M.; Ersen, O.; Baaziz, W.; Safonova, O. V.; Khodakov, A. Y.; Saeys, M.; Ordomsky, V. V. Solid Micellar Ru Single-Atom Catalysts for the Water-Free Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formic Acid. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2021, 290, 120036. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120036.

(2)      Pansu, B.; Goldmann, C.; Constantin, D.; Impéror-Clerc, M.; Sadoc, J.-F. Softness-Driven Complexity in Supercrystals of Gold Nanoparticles. Soft Matter 2021, 17 (26), 6461–6469. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1SM00617G.

(3)      Lesaine, A.; Bonamy, D.; Rountree, C. L.; Gauthier, G.; Impéror-Clerc, M.; Lazarus, V. Role of Particle Aggregation in the Structure of Dried Colloidal Silica Layers. Soft Matter 2021, 17 (6), 1589–1600. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0SM00723D.

(4)      Impéror-Clerc, M.; Jagannathan, A.; Kalugin, P.; Sadoc, J.-F. Square-Triangle Tilings: An Infinite Playground for Soft Matter. Soft Matter 2021, 17 (42), 9560–9575. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1SM01242H.

(5)      Goldmann, C.; Moretti, C.; Mahler, B.; Abécassis, B.; Impéror-Clerc, M.; Pansu, B. Precise Size Control of Hydrophobic Gold Nanoparticles in the 2–5 Nm Range. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57 (93), 12512–12515. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1CC05351E.

(6)      García-Lojo, D.; Modin, E.; Gómez-Graña, S.; Impéror-Clerc, M.; Chuvilin, A.; Pastoriza-Santos, I.; Pérez-Juste, J.; Constantin, D.; Hamon, C. Structure and Formation Kinetics of Millimeter-Size Single Domain Supercrystals. Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 31 (27), 2101869. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202101869.

(7)      Garvey, C. J.; Impéror-Clerc, M.; Rouzière, S.; Gouadec, G.; Boyron, O.; Rowenczyk, L.; Mingotaud, A. F.; ter Halle, A. Molecular-Scale Understanding of the Embrittlement in Polyethylene Ocean Debris. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54 (18), 11173–11181. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.0c02095.

(8)      Bera, P. K.; Kandar, A. K.; Krishnaswamy, R.; Fontaine, P.; Impéror-Clerc, M.; Pansu, B.; Constantin, D.; Maiti, S.; Sanyal, M. K.; Sood, A. K. Grazing Incidence X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Lipid–Peptide Mixed Monolayers during Shear Flow. ACS Omega 2020, 5 (24), 14555–14563. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c01261.

(9)      Li, J.-G.; Fornasieri, G.; Bleuzen, A.; Gich, M.; Impéror‐Clerc, M. Epsilon-Fe2O3 Nanocrystals inside Mesoporous Silicas with Tailored Morphologies of Rod, Platelet and Donut. ChemNanoMat 2018, 4 (11), 1168–1176. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnma.201800266.

(10)    Chen, Y.; Batalha, N.; Marinova, M.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Ma, C.; Ersen, O.; Baaziz, W.; Stewart, J. A.; Curulla-Ferre, D.; Khodakov, A. Y.; Ordomsky, V. V. Ruthenium Silica Nanoreactors with Varied Metal-Wall Distance for Efficient Control of Hydrocarbon Distribution in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. Journal of Catalysis 2018, 365, 429–439. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2018.06.023.

(11)    Boufi, S.; Haaj, S. B.; Magnin, A.; Pignon, F.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Mortha, G. Ultrasonic Assisted Production of Starch Nanoparticles: Structural Characterization and Mechanism of Disintegration. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 2018, 41, 327–336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2017.09.033.

(12)    Moulin, R.; Fornasieri, G.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Riviere, E.; Beaunier, P.; Bleuzen, A. Macroscopic Magnetic Anisotropy Induced by the Combined Control of Size, Shape and Organization of NiFe Prussian Blue Analog Nanoparticles in an Ordered Mesoporous Silica Monolith. Chemnanomat 2017, 3 (11), 833–840. https://doi.org/10.1002/cnma.201700196.

(13)    Albouy, P. A.; Deville, S.; Fulkar, A.; Hakouk, K.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Klotz, M.; Liu, Q.; Marcellini, M.; Perez, J. Freezing-Induced Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Molecules. Soft Matter 2017, 13 (9), 1759–1763.

(14)    Schmitt, J.; Kjellman, T.; Kwasniewski, P.; Meneau, F.; Pedersen, J. S.; Edler, K. J.; Rennie, A. R.; Alfredsson, V.; Imperor-Clerc, M. Outset of the Morphology of Nanostructured Silica Particles during Nucleation Followed by Ultrasmall-Angle X-Ray Scattering. Langmuir 2016, 32 (20), 5162–5172. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00572.

(15)    Schmitt, J.; Hajiw, S.; Lecchi, A.; Degrouard, J.; Salonen, A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Pansu, B. Formation of Superlattices of Gold Nanoparticles Using Ostwald Ripening in Emulsions: Transition from Fcc to Bcc Structure. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2016, 120 (25), 5759–5766. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b03287.

(16)    Li, J.-G.; Fornasieri, G.; Bleuzen, A.; Gich, M.; Gloter, A.; Bouquet, F.; Imperor-Clerc, M. Alignment under Magnetic Field of Mixed Fe2O3/SiO2 Colloidal Mesoporous Particles Induced by Shape Anisotropy. Small 2016, 12 (43), 5981–5988. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201602272.

(17)    Briceno-Ahumada, Z.; Soltero, A.; Maldonado, A.; Perez, J.; Langevin, D.; Imperor-Clerc, M. On the Use of Shear Rheology to Formulate Stable Foams. Example of a Lyotropic Lamellar Phase. Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2016, 507, 110–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.07.077.

(18)    Briceno-Ahumada, Z.; Maldonado, A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Langevin, D. On the Stability of Foams Made with Surfactant Bilayer Phases. Soft Matter 2016, 12 (5), 1459–1467. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5sm02541a.

(19)    Schmitt, J.; Canilho, N.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Blin, J.-L.; Pedersen, J. S.; Perez, J.; Lebeau, B.; Vidal, L.; Stebe, M.-J. In Situ Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering Investigation of the Formation of Dual-Mesoporous Materials. Chemphyschem 2015, 16 (17), 3637–3641. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201500642.

(20)    Moutet, P.; Lacroix, L.-M.; Robert, A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Viau, G.; Ressier, L. Directed Assembly of Single Colloidal Gold Nanowires by AFM Nanoxerography. Langmuir 2015, 31 (14), 4106–4112. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00299.

(21)    Loubat, A.; Lacroix, L.-M.; Robert, A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Poteau, R.; Maron, L.; Arenal, R.; Pansu, B.; Viau, G. Ultrathin Gold Nanowires: Soft-Templating versus Liquid Phase Synthesis, a Quantitative Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015, 119 (8), 4422–4430. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b00242.

(22)    Hajiw, S.; Schmitt, J.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Pansu, B. Solvent-Driven Interactions between Hydrophobically-Coated Nanoparticles. Soft Matter 2015, 11 (19), 3920–3926. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5sm00176e.

(23)    Loubat, A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Pansu, B.; Meneau, F.; Raquet, B.; Viau, G.; Lacroix, L.-M. Growth and Self-Assembly of Ultrathin Au Nanowires into Expanded Hexagonal Super Lattice Studied by in Situ SAXS. Langmuir 2014, 30 (14), 4005–4012. https://doi.org/10.1021/la500549z.

(24)    Schmitt, J.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Michaux, F.; Blin, J.-L.; Stebe, M.-J.; Pedersen, J. S.; Meneau, F. Formation of Nanostructured Silica Materials Templated with Nonionic Fluorinated Surfactant Followed by in Situ SAXS. Langmuir 2013, 29 (6), 2007–2023. https://doi.org/10.1021/la304648j.

(25)    Rathee, V.; Krishnaswamy, R.; Pal, A.; Raghunathan, V. A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Pansu, B.; Sood, A. K. Reversible Shear-Induced Crystallization above Equilibrium Freezing Temperature in a Lyotropic Surfactant System. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013, 110 (37), 14849–14854. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1304777110.

(26)    Paineau, E.; Philippe, A. M.; Antonova, K.; Bihannic, I.; Davidson, P.; Dozov, I.; Gabriel, J. C. P.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Levitz, P.; Meneau, F.; Michot, L. J. Liquid-Crystalline Properties of Aqueous Suspensions of Natural Clay Nanosheets. Liquid Crystals Reviews 2013, 1 (2), 110–126. https://doi.org/10.1080/21680396.2013.842130.

(27)    Moulin, R.; Schmitt, J.; Lecchi, A.; Degrouard, J.; Imperor-Clerc, M. Morphologies of Mesoporous SBA-15 Particles Explained by the Competition between Interfacial and Bending Energies. Soft Matter 2013, 9 (46), 11085–11092. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3sm52108g.

(28)    Kjellman, T.; Asahina, S.; Schmitt, J.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Terasaki, O.; Alfredsson, V. Direct Observation of Plugs and Intrawall Pores in SBA-15 Using Low Voltage High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy and the Influence of Solvent Properties on Plug-Formation. Chemistry of Materials 2013, 25 (20), 4105–4112. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm402635m.

(29)    Blin, J. L.; Imperor-Clerc, M. Mechanism of Self-Assembly in the Synthesis of Silica Mesoporous Materials: In Situ Studies by X-Ray and Neutron Scattering. Chemical Society Reviews 2013, 42 (9), 4071–4082. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2cs35362h.

(30)    Poulos, A. S.; Constantin, D.; Davidson, P.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Pansu, B.; Rouziere, S. The Interaction of Charged Nanoparticles at Interfaces. Epl 2012, 100 (1), 18002. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/100/18002.

(31)    Michaux, F.; Baccile, N.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Malfatti, L.; Folliet, N.; Gervais, C.; Manet, S.; Meneau, F.; Pedersen, J. S.; Babonneau, F. In Situ Time-Resolved SAXS Study of the Formation of Mesostructured Organically Modified Silica through Modeling of Micelles Evolution during Surfactant-Templated Self-Assembly. Langmuir 2012, 28 (50), 17477–17493. https://doi.org/10.1021/la3038318.

(32)    Imperor-Clerc, M. Three-Dimensional Periodic Complex Structures in Soft Matter: Investigation Using Scattering Methods. Interface Focus 2012, 2 (5), 589–601. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsfs.2011.0081.

(33)    Saliba, S.; Davidson, P.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Mingotaud, C.; Kahn, M. L.; Marty, J.-D. Facile Direct Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles within Lyotropic Liquid Crystals: Towards Organized Hybrid Materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21 (45), 18191–18194. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1jm13253a.

(34)    Philippe, A. M.; Baravian, C.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; De Silva, J.; Paineau, E.; Bihannic, I.; Davidson, P.; Meneau, F.; Levitz, P.; Michot, L. J. Rheo-SAXS Investigation of Shear-Thinning Behaviour of Very Anisometric Repulsive Disc-like Clay Suspensions. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter 2011, 23 (19), 194112. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/19/194112.

(35)    Pansu, B.; Lecchi, A.; Constantin, D.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Veber, M.; Dozov, I. Insertion of Gold Nanoparticles in Fluid Mesophases: Size Filtering and Control of Interactions. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2011, 115 (36), 17682–17687. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp2046189.

(36)    Paineau, E.; Dozov, I.; Antonova, K.; Davidson, P.; Imperor, M.; Meneau, F.; Bihannic, I.; Baravian, C.; Philippe, A. M.; Levitz, P.; Michot, L. J. Electric-Field and Magnetic-Field Alignment of Liquid-Crystalline Clay Suspensions and Clay/Polymer Composites. In 3rd International Congress on Ceramics (icc): Nano-Crystals and Advanced Powder Technology; 2011; Vol. 18, p 062005.

(37)    Manet, S.; Schmitt, J.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Zholobenko, V.; Durand, D.; Oliveira, C. L. P.; Pedersen, J. S.; Gervais, C.; Baccile, N.; Babonneau, F.; Grillo, I.; Meneau, F.; Rochas, C. Kinetics of the Formation of 2D-Hexagonal Silica Nanostructured Materials by Nonionic Block Copolymer Templating in Solution. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2011, 115 (39), 11330–11344. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp200213k.

(38)    Manet, S.; Lecchi, A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Zholobenko, V.; Durand, D.; Oliveira, C. L. P.; Pedersen, J. S.; Grillo, I.; Meneau, F.; Rochas, C. Structure of Micelles of a Nonionic Block Copolymer Determined by SANS and SAXS. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2011, 115 (39), 11318–11329. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp200212g.

(39)    Jia, L.; Levy, D.; Durand, D.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Cao, A.; Li, M.-H. Smectic Polymer Micellar Aggregates with Temperature-Controlled Morphologies. Soft Matter 2011, 7 (16), 7395–7403. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1sm05636k.

(40)    de Silva, J. P.; Poulos, A. S.; Pansu, B.; Davidson, P.; Kasmi, B.; Petermann, D.; Asnacios, S.; Meneau, F.; Imperor, M. Rheological Behaviour of Polyoxometalate-Doped Lyotropic Lamellar Phases. European Physical Journal E 2011, 34 (1), 4. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2011-11004-1.

(41)    Babonneau, F.; Baccile, N.; Grosso, D.; Imperor, M. Self-Assembled Organic-Inorganic Materials Studied by Synchrotron Radiation. Actualite Chimique 2011, No. 356–57, 34–39.

(42)    Abidi, W.; Pansu, B.; Krishnaswamy, R.; Beaunier, P.; Remita, H.; Imperor-Clerc, M. Gold Nanoparticles Confined in Lamellar Mesophases. Rsc Advances 2011, 1 (3), 434–439. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1ra00259g.

(43)    Poulos, A. S.; Constantin, D.; Davidson, P.; Imperor, M.; Judeinstein, P.; Pansu, B. A PGSE-NMR Study of Molecular Self-Diffusion in Lamellar Phases Doped with Polyoxometalates. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2010, 114 (1), 220–227. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp909058d.

(44)    de Silva, J. P.; Petermann, D.; Kasmi, B.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Davidson, P.; Pansu, B.; Meneau, F.; Perez, J.; Paineau, E.; Bihannic, I.; Michot, L. J.; Baravian, C. RheoSAXS Studies of Anisotropic Complex Fluids under Shear. In Xiv International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering (sas09); Ungar, G., Ed.; 2010; Vol. 247, p 012052.

(45)    Brodie-Linder, N.; Besse, R.; Audonnet, F.; LeCaer, S.; Deschamps, J.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Alba-Simionesco, C. The Key to Control Cu II Loading in Silica Based Mesoporous Materials. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2010, 132 (3), 518–525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2010.04.001.

(46)    Baravian, C.; Michot, L. J.; Paineau, E.; Bihannic, I.; Davidson, P.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Belamie, E.; Levitz, P. An Effective Geometrical Approach to the Structure of Colloidal Suspensions of Very Anisometric Particles. Epl 2010, 90 (3), 36005. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/90/36005.

(47)    Paineau, E.; Antonova, K.; Baravian, C.; Bihannic, I.; Davidson, P.; Dozov, I.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Levitz, P.; Madsen, A.; Meneau, F.; Michot, L. J. Liquid-Crystalline Nematic Phase in Aqueous Suspensions of a Disk-Shaped Natural Beidellite Clay. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2009, 113 (48), 15858–15869. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp908326y.

(48)    Zholobenko, V. L.; Khodakov, A. Y.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Durand, D.; Grillo, I. Initial Stages of SBA-15 Synthesis: An Overview. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 2008, 142 (1–2), 67–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2008.05.003.

(49)    Poulos, A. S.; Constantin, D.; Davidson, P.; Imperor, M.; Pansu, B.; Panine, P.; Nicole, L.; Sanchez, C. Photochromic Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Liquid-Crystalline Materials Built from Nonionic Surfactants and Polyoxometalates: Elaboration and Structural Study. Langmuir 2008, 24 (12), 6285–6291. https://doi.org/10.1021/la8004322.

(50)    Mirdamadi-Esfahani, M.; Mostafavi, M.; Keita, B.; Nadjo, L.; Kooyman, P.; Etcheberry, A.; Imperor, M.; Remita, H. Au-Fe System: Application in Electro-Catalysis. Gold Bulletin 2008, 41 (2), 98–104. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03216587.

(51)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Manet, S.; Grillo, I.; Durand, D.; Khodakov, A.; Zholobenko, V. SANS Study of the Mechanisms and Kinetics of the Synthesis of Mesoporous Materials from Micelles of Tri-Block Copolymers. In Zeolites and Related Materials: Trends, Targets and Challenges, Proceedings of the 4th International Feza Conference; Gedeon, A., Massiani, P., Babonneau, F., Eds.; 2008; Vol. 174, pp 805–810.

(52)    Constantin, D.; Pansu, B.; Imperor, M.; Davidson, P.; Ribot, F. Repulsion between Inorganic Particles Inserted within Surfactant Bilayers. Physical Review Letters 2008, 101 (9), 098101. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.098101.

(53)    Brodie-Linder, N.; Dosseh, G.; Alba-Simonesco, C.; Audonnet, F.; Imperor-Clerc, M. SBA-15 Synthesis: Are There Lasting Effects of Temperature Change within the First 10 Min of TEOS Polymerization? Materials Chemistry and Physics 2008, 108 (1), 73–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2007.09.007.

(54)    Zeng, X.; Liu, Y.; Imperor-Clerc, M. Hexagonal Close Packing of Nonionic Surfactant Micelles in Water. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2007, 111 (19), 5174–5179. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp0687955.

(55)    Trabelsi, S.; Albouy, P.-A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Guillot, S.; Langevin, D. X-Ray Diffraction Study of the Structure of Carboxymethylcellulose-Cationic Surfactant Complexes. Chemphyschem 2007, 8 (16), 2379–2385. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200700378.

(56)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Grillo, I.; Khodakov, A. Y.; Durand, D.; Zholobenko, V. L. New Insights into the Initial Steps of the Formation of SBA-15 Materials: An in Situ Small Angle Neutron Scattering Investigation. Chemical Communications 2007, No. 8, 834–836. https://doi.org/10.1039/b611208k.

(57)    Escax, V.; Delahaye, E.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Beaunier, P.; Appay, M.-D.; Davidson, A. Modifying the Porosity of SBA-15 Silicas by Post-Synthesis Basic Treatments. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2007, 102 (1–3), 234–241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2006.12.049.

(58)    Krishnaswamy, R.; Remita, H.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Even, C.; Davidson, P.; Pansu, B. Synthesis of Single-Crystal Line Platinum Nanorods within a Soft Crystalline Surfactant-Pt-II Complex. Chemphyschem 2006, 7 (7), 1510–1513. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200600127.

(59)    Even, C.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Pieranski, P. Exploring the Facets of “Soft Crystals” Using an Atomic Force Microscope. European Physical Journal E 2006, 20 (1), 89–98. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2005-10123-6.

(60)    Zeng, X. B.; Ungar, G.; Imperor-Clerc, M. A Triple-Network Tricontinuous Cubic Liquid Crystal. Nature Materials 2005, 4 (7), 562–567. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat1413.

(61)    Massiot, P.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Veber, M.; Deschenaux, R. Supramolecular Metallomesogens: Hydrogen-Bonded Ferrocene-Containing Liquid Crystals Which Display Bicontinuous Cubic Phases. Chemistry of Materials 2005, 17 (8), 1946–1951. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm048161f.

(62)    Khodakov, A. Y.; Zholobenko, V. L.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Durand, D. Characterization of the Initial Stages of SBA-15 Synthesis by in Situ Time-Resolved Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005, 109 (48), 22780–22790. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp052786z.

(63)    Imperor-Clerc, M. Thermotropic Cubic Mesophases. Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 2005, 9 (6), 370–376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cocis.2004.12.004.

(64)    Escax, V.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Bazin, D.; Davidson, A. Nanocasting, Templated Syntheses and Structural Studies of Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles Nucleated in the Pores of Ordered Mesoporous Silicas(SBA-15). Comptes Rendus Chimie 2005, 8 (3–4), 663–677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crci.2004.10.021.

(65)    Davidson, A.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Bazin, D.; Dupuis, V.; Perzynski, R.; Escax, V. Nanocasting: Sba-15 Silicas as Solid Templates for the Fabrication of Oxide Nanoparticles. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 2005, 229, U721–U721.

(66)    Pansu, B.; Nastishin, Y.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Veber, M.; Nguyen, H. T. New Investigation on the Tetragonal Liquid-Crystalline Phase or SmQ. European Physical Journal E 2004, 15 (2), 225–230. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2004-10051-y.

(67)    Neve, F.; Imperor-Clerc, M. An Ia(3)over-Bar-d Thermotropic Cubic Phase from N-Alkylpyridinium Tetrahalocuprates. Liquid Crystals 2004, 31 (7), 907–912. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678290410001713351.

(68)    McLoughlin, D.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Langevin, D. A New Cubic Phase Containing DNA and a Surfactant. Chemphyschem 2004, 5 (10), 1619–1623. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200400163.

(69)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Bazin, D.; Appay, M. D.; Beaunier, P.; Davidson, A. Crystallization of Beta-MnO2 Nanowires in the Pores of SBA-15 Silicas: In Situ Investigation Using Synchrotron Radiation. Chemistry of Materials 2004, 16 (9), 1813–1821. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm035353m.

(70)    Bellomo, E. G.; Davidson, P.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Deming, T. J. Aqueous Cholesteric Liquid Crystals Using Uncharged Rodlike Polypeptides. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2004, 126 (29), 9101–9105. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja047932d.

(71)    Even, C.; Gourbil, A.; Impeor-Clerc, M.; Pieranski, P.; Veber, M. AFM, X-Ray Diffraction and Optical Microscopy Studies of Faceted Droplets of a Thermotropic Bicontinuous Cubic Mesophase. Chemphyschem 2002, 3 (12), 1031–1034. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.200290005.

(72)    Pieranski, P.; Sittler, L.; Sotta, P.; Imperor-Clerc, M. Growth and Shapes of a Cubic Lyotropic Liquid Crystal. European Physical Journal E 2001, 5 (3), 317–328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s101890170063.

(73)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Veber, M.; Levelut, A. M. Phase Transition between Single Crystals of Two Thermotropic Cubic Phases from a Mixture of 3,5-Didodecyloxybenzoic Acid and C-18-ANBC. Chemphyschem 2001, 2 (8–9), 533-+. https://doi.org/10.1002/1439-7641(20010917)2:8/9<533::AID-CPHC533>3.3.CO;2-0.

(74)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Levelut, A. M. Lyotropic Bicontinuous Cubic Phase Single Crystals Investigated Using High-Resolved X-Ray Scattering. European Physical Journal E 2001, 4 (2), 209–215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s101890170130.

(75)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Hamley, I. W.; Davidson, P. Fast and Easy Flow-Alignment Technique of Lyotropic Liquid-Crystalline Hexagonal Phases of Block Copolymers and Surfactants. Macromolecules 2001, 34 (10), 3503–3506. https://doi.org/10.1021/ma0021951.

(76)    Goletto, V.; Babonneau, F.; Imperor, M. One-Pot Synthesis of Phenyl-Functionalized Porous Silicates with Hexagonal and Cubic Symmetries. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 2001, 221, U475–U475.

(77)    Constantin, D.; Oswald, P.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Davidson, P.; Sotta, P. Connectivity of the Hexagonal, Cubic, and Isotropic Phases of the C12EO6/H2O Lyotropic Mixture Investigated by Tracer Diffusion and X-Ray Scattering. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2001, 105 (3), 668–673. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp002672h.

(78)    Pieranski, P.; Sotta, P.; Rohe, D.; Imperor-Clerc, M. Devil’s Staircase-Type Faceting of a Cubic Lyotropic Liquid Crystal. Physical Review Letters 2000, 84 (11), 2409–2412. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.2409.

(79)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Sotta, P.; Veber, M. Crystal Shapes of Cubic Mesophases in Pure and Mixed Carboxylic Acids Observed by Optical Microscopy. Liquid Crystals 2000, 27 (8), 1001–1009. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678290050080724.

(80)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Davidson, P.; Davidson, A. Existence of a Microporous Corona around the Mesopores of Silica-Based SBA-15 Materials Templated by Triblock Copolymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2000, 122 (48), 11925–11933. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja002245h.

(81)    Imperor-Clerc, M.; Davidson, P. An X-Ray Scattering Study of Flow-Aligned Samples of a Lyotropic Liquid-Crystalline Hexagonal Phase. European Physical Journal B 1999, 9 (1), 93–104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100510050745.

(82)    Levelut, A. M.; Clerc, M. Structural Investigations on “smectic D” and Related Mesophases. Liquid Crystals 1998, 24 (1), 105–115. https://doi.org/10.1080/026782998207631.

(83)    Hamley, I. W.; Pople, J. A.; Booth, C.; Derici, L.; Imperor-Clerc, M.; Davidson, P. Shear-Induced Orientation of the Body-Centered-Cubic Phase in a Diblock Copolymer Gel. Physical Review E 1998, 58 (6), 7620–7628. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.58.7620.

(84)    Clerc, M.; Hendrikx, Y.; Farago, B. Dynamics of a Lyotropic Cubic Phase. Journal De Physique Ii 1997, 7 (9), 1205–1214.

(85)    Artzner, F.; Veber, M.; Clerc, M.; Levelut, A. M. Evidence of Nematic, Hexagonal and Rectangular Columnar Phases in Thermotropic Ionic Liquid Crystals. Liquid Crystals 1997, 23 (1), 27–33. https://doi.org/10.1080/026782997208631.

(86)    Clerc, M. A New Symmetry for the Packing of Amphiphilic Direct Micelles. Journal De Physique Ii 1996, 6 (7), 961–968.

(87)    Davidson, P.; Clerc, M.; Ghosh, S.; Maliszewskyj, N.; Heiney, P.; Hynes, J.; Smith, A. Diffuse-X-Ray Scattering from Freely Suspended Strands of a Discotic Liquid-Crystal. Journal De Physique Ii 1995, 5 (2), 249–262.

(88)    Clerc, M.; Laggner, P.; Levelut, A.; Rapp, G. Rates of Phase-Transformations Between Mesophases Formed by a Nonionic Surfactant in Water – a Time-Resolved X-Ray-Diffraction Study. Journal De Physique Ii 1995, 5 (7), 901–917.

(89)    Clerc, M.; Duboisviolette, E. X-Ray-Scattering by Bicontinuous Cubic Phases. Journal De Physique Ii 1994, 4 (2), 275–286.

(90)    Clerc, M.; Levelut, A.; Sadoc, J. Transitions Between Mesophases Involving Cubic Phases in the Surfactant-Water Systems – Epitaxial Relations and Their Consequences in a Geometrical Framework. Journal De Physique Ii 1991, 1 (10), 1263–1276.

(91)    Clerc, M.; Levelut, A.; Sadoc, J. X-Ray Study of Phase-Transitions in Amphiphilic Systems. Journal De Physique 1990, 51 (23), C797–C7104.