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News 11 May 2020

Spectroscopy and quantum calculations uncover the secrets of alumina supports

Using quantum calculations and the first molecular model of the edges of gamma alumina crystallites, a material widely employed in catalysis, teams from IFPEN and the CRMN revisited the NMR spectrum assignment established in the literature up until now.

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Research Engineer / Project Manager
Carlos Nieto-Draghi (b. 1975) completed a Chemical Engineer degree at the Simón Bolívar University (Caracas, Venezuela) followed by a DEA and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineer and Processes at the Rovira i
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Interactions between clay minerals and anionic surfactants

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An explosive cocktail for steel fracture?

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CARMEN focuses on energy transition materials

To support the development of innovations for the energy transition, the CNRS, École Normale Supérieure Lyon, IFPEN, Sorbonne University, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University and the University of
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Marie MARSIGLIA (Moiré)

Researcher - PhD in Physical-Chemistry
In 2012, Marie MARISGLIA (MOIRE) obtained her Master Degree in Chemistry and the French Engineer title from ENSCR. Three years later, she became PhD in Physical Chemistry from UPMC and won IFPEN My
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Project Leader, ab initio calculations for Catalysis
Position currently available in the group: ------------------- After a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis (Paris 6 Univ., 2003-2006
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Carbon steel in self-defense mode against corrosion

Carbon or low-alloy steel corrosion, by aqueous media containing CO2, hampers the development of numerous technologiesa for the energy transition. Among the electrochemical processes involved, the
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Foam rheology in porous media

For processes involving gas injection, such as enhanced oil recovery (EORa) and CO2 storage operations, the use of foam makes it easier to control gas mobility. Improving these processes requires
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Phase equilibria in confined media

In many geological reservoirs, pore size distribution is highly heterogeneous (from 2 to 50 nm). While the molecular size of the confined fluids is between 0.5 and 10 nm, their interaction forces with
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Adsorption, a key factor for geological storage

Low permeability geological layers, already known within the context of oil exploration, are once again becoming a focus of interest for energy (compressed air), gas (CO2, H2, CH4) and waste storage