Frédéric Herbst

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Platinum nanoparticles with a mean size of 1.7 nm were synthesized by reduction in sodium acetate solution in 1,2-ethanediol. The particles were then functionalized with dodecylamine, dodecanethiol, and omega-mercapto-undecanoic acid (MUDA). Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) showed important variations(More)
The scleractinian coral Acropora millepora is one of the most studied species from the Great Barrier Reef. This species has been used to understand evolutionary, immune and developmental processes in cnidarians. It has also been subject of several ecological studies in order to elucidate reef responses to environmental changes such as temperature rise and(More)
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, Fe(3)O(4) and gamma-Fe(2)O(3), were produced by the so-called polyol process. In order to stabilize the particles in a physiological environment as potential contrast agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the as-prepared particles were successfully transferred to an aqueous medium through ligand exchange(More)
Common Anabaena and Calothrix cyanobacteria and Klebsormidium green algae are shown to form intracellularly akaganeite beta-FeOOH nanorods of well-controlled size and unusual morphology at room temperature. X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and scanning electron microscopy X-ray energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS)(More)
This paper describes the synthesis of new magnetic, reactive polystyrene/polypyrrole core/shell latex particles. The core consists of a polystyrene microsphere containing gamma-Fe2O3 superparamagnetic nanoparticles (PSmag), and the shell is made of reactive N-carboxylic acid-functionalized polypyrrole (PPyCOOH). These PSmag-PPyCOOH latex particles, average(More)
An original sub-surface, high spatial resolution tomographic technique based on scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) is used to visualize in-depth materials with different chemical compositions. A significant phase difference in SMM between aluminum and chromium buried patterns has been observed. Moreover this technique was used to characterize a solid(More)
Poly(glycidyl methacrylate), PGMA, was prepared via ATRP in bulk solution, and its epoxy groups were further acid-hydrolyzed in order to obtain a polymer with glycerol moieties (noted POH). The POH chain end C-Br bonds were subjected to a nucleophilic attack by NaN(3), resulting in azide-terminated POH (POH-N(3)). The CNTs were modified by in-situ-generated(More)
In the protist world, the ciliate Coleps hirtus (phylum Ciliophora, class Prostomatea) synthesizes a peculiar biomineralized test made of alveolar plates, structures located within alveolar vesicles at the cell cortex. Alveolar plates are arranged by overlapping like an armor and they are thought to protect and/or stiffen the cell. Although their morphology(More)
Highly crystalline CoFe(2)O(4) nanoparticles with different diameters ranging from 2.4 to 6.1 nm have been synthesized by forced hydrolysis in polyol. The size can be controlled through adjusting the nominal water/metal molar ratio. X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, x-ray absorption spectroscopy and (57)Fe Mössbauer spectrometry were(More)