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Laboratory of Interfaces and Electrochemical Systems (LISE) - UMR 8235

The central themes of LISE are corrosion and its inhibition, surface treatment, and the storage and conversion of energy. These themes have gradually incorporated issues within biology, heritage protection and issues more generally related to the behavior of interfaces in natural environments.

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Research activities

The Concepts

The composition and structure of interfaces at various scales: atomic, mesoscopic, macroscopic. Interaction with nature and kinetics of reactions. Mechanisms reactions: charge transfers and their coupling with homogeneous chemical reactions and transport of material. Growth and properties of interfacial phases: adsorption, epitaxial layers 2-D and 3-D. Electropolymerization, precipitation, inhibition, passivation, catalysis, molecular grafting modified electrodes.

The Techniques

The in situ techniques provide additional information on the structure, composition, and the reactivity of the phases present. These are developed with an emphasis on the resolution in time and space and on the measurement of weak signals (currents nanoelectrodes, variations picogram mass ...).


Electrochemistry, interface, electrode kinetics, surface reactivity, adsorption, structure, charge transfer, mass transfer, corrosion, energy, batteries, electroplating, fuel cells, biosensors, DNA sensors, biofilm sensors, membranes functionalized mixed conduction, biocorrosion

Teams and research themes

Team 1 - Electrochemical Kinetics: techniques and modeling

Team 2 - Materials: structure and functions

Cross-cutting themes:
  - Electrochemical Kinetics: techniques and modeling
  - Functionalized or electroactive thin films: preparation, characterization and applications
  - Corrosion and protection against corrosion
  - Reactive interfaces

Active projects

Energy: Optimization of materials and processes for the production of hydrogen by electrolysis of water vapor at high temperature (CELEVA project, ANR Pan-H). Surface treatment for bipolar plates for fuel cell proton-conducting membrane (DIAMOND project ANR Pan-H). In-situ diagnosis of the state of charge of a lithium-ion battery (ALIDISSI project, ANR Stock'E). Hydrogen production by steam electrolysis, optimization of cell and implementation of a prototype (HELEVA project, ANR HPAC).

Surface Interactions/Biological Material: Biosensors for the detection of toxic elements (HABSEACHIP project, ANR PRECODD). Biocidal surfaces. Development of a sensor for continuous measurement in situ of nitrate and nitrite in water (NITRADIRECT, PRECODD ANR project). Enzymatic substrate reactivity and microsystems (ANR project PNANO - DIMIPOLE). Biocorrosion containers of nuclear waste buried in clay (Marie Curie Biocor)

New electrode carbon-based materials

Local methods in electrochemistry

Main scientific results
  • Realization of multifunctional SECM imaging (local surface reactivity, localized corrosion).
  • System dynamics modeling of permeation processes of hydrogen in iron.
  • Resolution of distributions in 2D and 3D (Phenomenon CPE) with frequency by Local Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (LEIS).
  • Visualization in the air of direct cylindrical micelles through the use of AFM.
  • Carbon nitride films as substitutes for BDD materials: electrochemical reactivity and large window of potential.
  • Composite polypyrrole/heteropoly for the detection of nitrite ions (NITRADIRECT project, ANR PRECODD).
  • Highlight a SERS effect on transition metals.
  • Protection against corrosion by conducting polymers: mechanisms and performance optimization for iron/polyanline systems and iron/polypyrrole (doping against large-ions).
  • Optic-electrochemistry coupling on transparent electrodes for the study of the growth mechanism of the calcium carbonate.
  • Highlight a residual biocidal effect by intermittent electrochemical treatment on transparent electrodes.
  • Detection of toxic algae by hybridization of their DNA on high-frequency piezoelectric biosensor.
  • Coupling electrochemical impedance and gravimetrics to study mixed-conduction films.
Doctoral schools

ED 388 - Physical chemistry and analytical chemistry of Central Paris

ED 390 - Process engineering and high technologies

Scientific parternships

Collaborations avec des laboratoires de la FR 2482 (LRS, LCMCP) ou de Paris-Centre (LPCS, ITODYS)


National Biofilm Network, PNIR-Biofilms, CEFRACOR, Advancity, C'NANO IDF


Marie Curie (Biocor), Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico in Electroquímica (Mexico), Instituto de Electrónica Aplicada (Spain), Bejaia University (Algeria), Istituto per l'Energetica e the Interfasi (Italy), University of Florida (United States), Center for Research and Technology of Water (Tunisia), Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento (Italy), TASSILI program with the University of Bejaia (Algeria), University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), University of Santiago de Chile (Chile).

Industrial parternships

IFREMER, CEA, IFP, Arcelor-Mittal, Gaz de France, PSA, Vallourec, AREVA, Veolia, Saint-Gobain, Air Liquide, BKG HEITO, EDF, Technip, Altis Semi-Conducteurs, DaimlerChrysler…

Main equipements
  • Quartz microbalance operating in liquid medium
  • Benchmarks for impedance measurements and electrochemical noise
  • Scanning electrochemical microscopy and atomic force microscope (touch modes, electric, acoustic)
  • High-resolution electron microscope scan (field emission gun SEM-FEG) with X-ray emission with energy selection (EDS detector with SDS) and transmission electron microscope 100 kV spectrometer
  • Raman spectrometer
  • A mass spectrometer coupled to an electrochemical cell (DEMS)
  • Mechanics and electronics workshops
Main publications

Find the list of the laboratory's pulications on the LISE siteNouvelle fenêtre.

HUET François
01 44 27 41 48
Physical address
Tour 13-14, 2e et 3e étages
4 place Jussieu
75252 Paris cedex 05

Laboratory e-mail

Web site
Postal address
CC 133,
4, place Jussieu
75252 Paris cedex 05

Communication contact
01 44 27 41 53/47
Administrative contact
01 44 27 41 53/47

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Expanse :
1352 m2