Team leader : Pr. Thierry Angot
The main activity of the group is developed within the context of nuclear fusion research, particularly focused on issues related to plasma-wall interaction (PWI) in Tokamaks. In collaboration with the French fusion federation/CEA – Euratom/EUROfusion Association, our research aims to shed light onto the fundamental mechanisms behind deuterium retention into the wall, erosion of the wall, production of negative ions, … , from the atomic scale to the mesoscopic scale.
A second important activity concerns both nano science and surface science of two-dimensional materials. For example, the study of 2D materials like silicene and germanene and their functionalisation, self-assembled molecular layers and doping. We also studied the electronic and vibrational properties of hydrogenated graphene.
For all these activities we have developed several collaborations with international groups.
Our works are carried on four different experimental set-up : Phisis, Nautilus, Camiter and AMU-PSI, as well as on various synchrotrons.