CIMEND team

Chemistry, materials and processes for a sustainable nuclear development

Key words

actinides chemistry, microstructure of nuclear materials, industrial processes, fuel, waste package, repository.

 

  TEAM MEMBERS
Name Function Employer Web page
Rivenet M. Assistant Professor ENSCL page
Abraham F. Emeritus Professor Univ. Lille page
Davy C. Professor Centrale Lille
 
Morel B. PAST ENSCL  
Tougait O. Professor Univ. Lille  

 

  TEAM LEADER FOREWORD  
 

Created in October 2017, the CIMEND team arises from the will of academic researchers to develop a scientific work related to the nuclear fuel cycle and its technologies. The research activities of the team deal with the optimization of fuel cycle (recycling and recovering of radioactive materials and by-products of nuclear fission), nuclear materials (both ceramic and metallic materials), but also on waste disposal with studies on concrete (waste package) and geological materials (argillite, bentonite) considered for the deep storage. It combines complementary skills in actinides chemistry, materials science and civil engineering, with a common vision about research organization in the frame of collaborative projects. With these qualities, the CIMEND team leads research programs with major industrial groups and national labs, Orano, Framatome, CEA and ANDRA. It actively participates to the networking of nuclear activities at Lille University and contributes to teaching activities.

 

Murielle Rivenet, Assistant Professor at ENSCL

 
     
  KEY FIGURES  
  5 staff members (3 full professors), 1 emeritus professor and 1 PAST
10 publications per year on average
Participation in 1 PIA, 1 ANR and 1 european project since 2014.
2 patents requested since 2014
1 Master 2 course on ‘Chemistry and materials of nuclear created by the team
 

 

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Publications

Publications in the database: 62 (since 2012)
  • 2018

  • KG²B, a collaborative benchmarking exercise for estimating the permeability of the Grimsel granodiorite – Part 1: measurements, pressure dependence and pore-fluid effects.
    David C, Wassermann J, Amann F, Lockner D A, Rutter E H, Vanorio T, Amann Hildenbrand A, Billiotte J, Reuschlé T, Lasseux D, Fortin J, Lenormand R, Selvadurai A P S, Meredith P G, Browning J, Mitchell T M, Loggia D, Nono F, Sarout J, Esteban L, Davy C, Louis L, Boitnott G, Madonna C, Jahns E, Fleury M, Berthe G, Delage P, Braun P, Grégoire D, Perrier L, Polito P, Jannot Y, Sommier A, Krooss B, Fink R, Hu Q, Klaver J, Clark A.
    Geophysical Journal International, vol. 215, pg. 799-824 (2018) DOI
     
  • KG²B, a collaborative benchmarking exercise for estimating the permeability of the Grimsel granodiorite—Part 2: modelling, microstructures and complementary data.
    David C, Wassermann J, Amann F, Klaver J, Davy C, Sarout J, Esteban L, Rutter E H, Hu Q, Louis L, Delage P, Lockner D A, Selvadurai A P S, Vanorio T, Amann Hildenbrand A, Meredith P G, Browning J, Mitchell T M, Madonna C, Billiotte J, Reuschlé T, Lasseux D, Fortin J, Lenormand R, Loggia D, Nono F, Boitnott G, Jahns E, Fleury M, Berthe G, Braun P, Grégoire D, Perrier L, Polito P, Jannot Y, Sommier A, Krooss B, Fink R, Clark A.
    Geophysical Journal International, vol. 215, pg. 825-843 (2018) DOI
     
  • Pore network of cement hydrates in a High Performance Concrete by 3D FIB/SEM — Implications for macroscopic fluid transport.
    Song Yang, Davy C.A., Troadec D., Bourbon X.
    Cement and Concrete Research, (2018) DOI
     
  • Solid State Chemistry of Ten-Fold Coordinate Thorium(IV) Complexes with Oxalates in the Presence of Ammonium and Hydrazinium Ions.
    Blanchard Florent, Rivenet Murielle, Vigier Nicolas, Hablot Isabelle, Grandjean Stéphane, Abraham Francis.
    Crystal Growth < Design, vol. 18, pg. 4593-4601 (2018) DOI
     
  • Uranium (III)-Plutonium (III) co-precipitation in molten chloride.
    Vigier Jean-François, Laplace Annabelle, Renard Catherine, Miguirditchian Manuel, Abraham Francis.
    Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 499, pg. 394-400 (2018) DOI
     
  • Are calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H) present in alkali-activated glass cullet cement?.
    Marchand Baptiste, Lanier S., Davy C.A., Albert-Mercier C., Tricot G.
    Materials Letters, vol. 219, pg. 104-108 (2018) DOI
     
  • 2017

  • The elusive ettringite under the high-vacuum SEM - a reflection based on natural samples, the use of Monte Carlo modelling of EDS analyses and an extension to the ettringite group minerals.
    THIÉRY VINCENT, TRINCAL VINCENT, DAVY CATHERINE A.
    Journal of Microscopy, vol. 268, pg. 84-93 (2017) DOI
     
  • On shrinkage and structure changes of pure and blended Portland concretes.
    Zhang Yao, Davy Catherine A., Tricot Gregory, Albert-Mercier Cyrille, Henry Natacha, Bertier Pieter, Cazaux Frédéric, Damidot Denis, Bourbon Xavier.
    Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 100, pg. 4131-4152 (2017) DOI
     
  • Three-scale analysis of the permeability of a natural shale.
    Davy C. A., Adler P. M.
    Physical Review E, vol. 96 (2017) DOI
     
  • Tight chalk: Characterization of the 3D pore network by FIB-SEM, towards the understanding of fluid transport.
    Faÿ-Gomord Ophélie, Soete Jeroen, Davy Catherine A., Janssens Nick, Troadec David, Cazaux Frédéric, Caline Bruno, Swennen Rudy.
    Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 156, pg. 67-74 (2017) DOI
     
  • On the porosity of COx claystone by gas injection.
    Song Yang, Davy C.A., Bertier P., Skoczylas F., Talandier J.
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 239, pg. 272-286 (2017) DOI
     
  • The actinide-platinum binaries Th 3 Pt 4 and U 3 Pt 4 : Crystallographic investigation and heavy-fermion behavior of the ferromagnetically ordered U 3 Pt 4.
    Brisset Nicolas, Chajewski Grzegorz, Berche Alexandre, Pasturel Mathieu, Pikul Adam P., Tougait Olivier.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 708, pg. 175-180 (2017) DOI
     
  • The U-Nb-Al ternary system: experimental and simulated investigations of the phase equilibria and study of the crystal structure and electronic properties of the intermediate phases.
    Moussa Chantal, Berche Alexandre, Pasturel Mathieu, Barbosa José, Stepnik Bertrand, Dubois Sylvie, Tougait Olivier.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 691, pg. 893-905 (2017) DOI
     
  • Mineralogical and physico-chemical characterization of Mbodiene palygorskite for pharmaceutical applications.
    Sylla Gueye Rokhaya, Davy Catherine A., Cazaux Frédéric, Ndiaye Augustin, Diop Mouhamadou Bassir, Skoczylas Frédéric, Wele Alassane.
    Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 135, pg. 186-203 (2017) DOI
     
  • Magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of the new R 3 Co 4+x Al 12-x (R: Tb → Er) with the Gd 3 Ru 4 Al 12 structure-type.
    Pasturel M., Nasri N., Guizouarn T., Belgacem B., Ben Hassen R., Tougait O., Noël H.
    Intermetallics, vol. 90, pg. 74-80 (2017) DOI
     
  • Five year drying of high performance concretes: Effect of temperature and cement-type on shrinkage.
    Brue F.N.G., Davy C.A., Burlion N., Skoczylas F., Bourbon X.
    Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 99, pg. 70-85 (2017) DOI
     
  • Thermal decomposition of (UO 2 )O 2 (H 2 O) 2 ·2H 2 O: Influence on structure, microstructure and hydrofluorination.
    Thomas R., Rivenet M., Berrier E., de Waele I., Arab M., Amaraggi D., Morel B., Abraham F.
    Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 483, pg. 149-157 (2017) DOI
     
  • Characteristics of chemical bonding of pentavalent uranium in La-doped UO2.
    Butorin Sergei M., Kvashnina Kristina O., Prieur Damien, Rivenet Murielle, Martin Philippe M.
    Chemical Communications, vol. 53, pg. 115-118 (2017) DOI
     
  • From Nd(III) and Pu(III) Oxalates to Oxides: Influence of Nitrilotris(methylenephosphonic acid) on Chemical Composition, Structure, and Morphology.
    Vitart Anne-Lise, Haidon Blaise, Arab-Chapelet Benedicte, Rivenet Murielle, Bisel Isabelle, Pochon Patrick, Roussel Pascal, Grandjean Stéphane, Abraham Francis.
    Crystal Growth < Design, vol. 17, pg. 4715-4725 (2017) DOI
     
  • 2016

  • Gas Breakthrough Pressure (GBP) through Claystones: Correlation with FIB/SEM Imaging of the Pore Volume.
    David C., Song Yang, Davy Catherine A., Troadec David, Sallee N.
    Oil < Gas Science and Technology – Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles, vol. 71, pg. 51 (2016) DOI
     
  • Understanding fluid transport through claystones from their 3D nanoscopic pore network.
    Song Yang, Davy C.A., Bertier P., Troadec D.
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 228, pg. 64-85 (2016) DOI
     
  • Two-scale analysis of a tight gas sandstone.
    Song Yang, Davy C. A., Nguyen Kim Thang, Troadec D., Hauss G., Jeannin L., Adler P. M.
    Physical Review E, vol. 94 (2016) DOI
     
  • Characterization of uranium carbide target materials to produce neutron-rich radioactive beams.
    Tusseau-Nenez Sandrine, Roussière Brigitte, Barré-Boscher Nicole, Gottberg Alexander, Corradetti Stefano, Andrighetto Alberto, Cheikh Mhamed Maher, Essabaa Saïd, Franberg-Delahaye Hanna, Grinyer Joanna, Joanny Loïc, Lau Christophe, Le Lannic Joseph, Raynaud Marc, Saïd Abdelhakim, Stora Thierry, Tougait Olivier.
    Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, vol. 370, pg. 19-31 (2016) DOI
     
  • Investigation of the phase relations in the U-Al-Ge ternary system: Influence of the Al/Ge substitution on the properties of the intermediate phases.
    Moussa C., El Sayah Z., Chajewski G., Berche A., Dorcet V., Pikul A.P., Pasturel M., Joanny L., Stepnik B., Tougait O.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 243, pg. 168-178 (2016) DOI
     
  • Insight into the Uranyl Oxyfluoride Topologies through the Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Evidence of a New Oxyfluoride Layer in [(UO2)4F13][Sr3(H2O)8](NO3)·H2O.
    Jouffret Laurent J., Hiltbrunner Jean-Michel, Rivenet Murielle, Sergent Nicolas, Obbade Saïd, Avignant Daniel, Dubois Marc.
    Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 55, pg. 12185-12192 (2016) DOI
     
  • Use of HERFD–XANES at the U L3- and M4-Edges To Determine the Uranium Valence State on [Ni(H2O)4]3[U(OH,H2O)(UO2)8O12(OH)3].
    Bès René, Rivenet Murielle, Solari Pier-Lorenzo, Kvashnina Kristina O., Scheinost Andreas C., Martin Philippe M.
    Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 55, pg. 4260-4270 (2016) DOI
     
  • Crystal growth methods dedicated to low solubility actinide oxalates.
    Tamain C., Arab-Chapelet B., Rivenet M., Grandjean S., Abraham F.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 236, pg. 246-256 (2016) DOI
     
  • Neodymium uranyl peroxide synthesis by ion exchange on ammonium uranyl peroxide nanoclusters.
    Blanchard F., Ellart M., Rivenet M., Vigier N., Hablot I., Morel B., Grandjean S., Abraham F.
    Chemical Communications, vol. 52, pg. 3947-3950 (2016) DOI
     
  • Uranium (III) precipitation in molten chloride by wet argon sparging.
    Vigier Jean-François, Laplace Annabelle, Renard Catherine, Miguirditchian Manuel, Abraham Francis.
    Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 474, pg. 19-27 (2016) DOI
     
  • Coordination Modes of Americium in the Am2(C2O4)3(H2O)6·4H2O Oxalate: Synthesis, Crystal Structure, Spectroscopic Characterizations and Comparison in the M2(C2O4)3(H2O)6·nH2O (M = Ln, An) Series.
    Tamain C., Arab-Chapelet B., Rivenet M., Legoff X. F., Loubert G., Grandjean S., Abraham F.
    Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 55, pg. 51-61 (2016) DOI
     
  • Role of Ammonium Ions in the Formation of Ammonium Uranyl Peroxides and Uranyl Peroxo-oxalates.
    Blanchard Florent, Ellart Marine, Rivenet Murielle, Vigier Nicolas, Hablot Isabelle, Morel Bertrand, Grandjean Stéphane, Abraham Francis.
    Crystal Growth < Design, vol. 16, pg. 200-209 (2016) DOI
     
  • 2015

  • Water Retention and Gas Migration of Two High-Performance Concretes after Damage.
    M’Jahad S., Davy C. A., Bourbon X., Skoczylas F.
    Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 27, pg. A4014008 (2015) DOI
     
  • Multi-scale pore structure of COx claystone: Towards the prediction of fluid transport.
    Song Yang, Davy C.A., Troadec D., Blanchenet A.-M., Skoczylas F., Talandier J., Robinet J.C.
    Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol. 65, pg. 63-82 (2015) DOI
     
  • Crystallographic and magnetic descriptions of a novel erbium rich aluminide: Er 10 Co 1+x Al 3−x (x = 0.30).
    Nasri N., Pasturel M., Dorcet V., Belgacem B., Ben Hassen R., Tougait O.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 650, pg. 528-532 (2015) DOI
     
  • Magnetocaloric properties of a novel ferromagnet Gd3Co4+xAl12−x (x = 0.50).
    Pasturel Mathieu, Nasri Nabil, Gastebois Justine, Guizouarn Thierry, Belgacem Besma, Ben Hassen Rached, Tougait Olivier.
    Intermetallics, vol. 60, pg. 28-32 (2015) DOI
     
  • Isothermal section of the ternary phase diagram U–Fe–Ge at 900 °C and its new intermetallic phases.
    Henriques M.S., Berthebaud D., Lignie A., El Sayah Z., Moussa C., Tougait O., Havela L., Gonçalves A.P.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 639, pg. 224-234 (2015) DOI
     
  • Study of the γ-U(Mo) phase decomposition for atomised and ground powders.
    Champion G., Iltis X., Tougait O., Pasturel M., Belin R., Palancher H., Richaud J.-C.
    Progress in Nuclear Energy, vol. 83, pg. 248-255 (2015) DOI
     
  • Reinvestigation of the Ce–Co–Al ternary system: Isothermal section at 973K.
    Nasri N., Gastebois J., Pasturel M., Belgacem B., Péron I., Gouttefangeas F., Ben Hassen R., Tougait O., Noël H.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 628, pg. 277-281 (2015) DOI
     
  • Experimental study of phase relations in the U–Ti–Al ternary system.
    Moussa Chantal, Pasturel Mathieu, Stepnik Bertrand, Tougait Olivier.
    Intermetallics, vol. 57, pg. 1-6 (2015) DOI
     
  • Experimental investigation of the U–Zr–Al ternary phase diagram: Isothermal sections at 673K and 1073K.
    Moussa C., Désévédavy F., Noël H., Pasturel M., Gouttefangeas F., Dubois S., Stepnik B., Tougait O.
    Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 461, pg. 193-199 (2015) DOI
     
  • 2014

  • (Re)Investigation of the reactivity of uranium hexafluoride toward several organic functions at room temperature.
    Roy Olivier, Marquet Bernard, Alric Jean-Paul, Jourdan Alex, Morel Bertrand, Langlois Bernard R., Billard Thierry.
    Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, vol. 167, pg. 74-78 (2014) DOI
     
  • Durability of an Ultra High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) under progressive aging.
    Wang Wei, Liu Jian, Agostini Franck, Davy Catherine A., Skoczylas Frédéric, Corvez Dominique.
    Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 55, pg. 1-13 (2014) DOI
     
  • Gas recovery potential of sandstones from tight gas reservoirs.
    Duan Z., Davy C.A., Agostini F., Jeannin L., Troadec D., Skoczylas F.
    International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 65, pg. 75-85 (2014) DOI
     
  • Effect of gas pressure on the sealing efficiency of compacted bentonite–sand plugs.
    Liu J.F., Davy C.A., Talandier J., Skoczylas F.
    Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 170, pg. 10-27 (2014) DOI
     
  • Magnetic and related properties of Ce5CoGe2, CeCoGe and CeCo2Ge2.
    Pikul A.P., Pasturel M., Wiśniewski P., Soudé A., Tougait O., Noël H., Kaczorowski D.
    Intermetallics, vol. 53, pg. 40-44 (2014) DOI
     
  • A novel ternary uranium-based intermetallic U34Fe4−xGe33: Structure and physical properties.
    Henriques M.S., Berthebaud D., Waerenborgh J.C., Lopes E.B., Pasturel M., Tougait O., Gonçalves A.P.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 606, pg. 154-163 (2014) DOI
     
  • B-Fe-U Phase Diagram.
    Dias Marta, Carvalho Patrícia Almeida, Mardolcar Umesh Vinaica, Tougait Olivier, Noël Henri, Gonçalves António Pereira.
    Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 45, pg. 1813-1822 (2014) DOI
     
  • Analysis of the interaction products in U(Mo,X)/Al and U(Mo,X)/Al(Si) diffusion couples, with X=Cr, Ti, Zr.
    Allenou J., Palancher H., Iltis X., Tougait O., El Bekkachi H., Bonnin A., Tucoulou R.
    Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 446, pg. 208-216 (2014) DOI
     
  • Hydrazinium lanthanide oxalates: synthesis, structure and thermal reactivity of N2H5[Ln2(C2O4)4(N2H5)]·4H2O, Ln = Ce, Nd.
    De Almeida Lucie, Grandjean Stéphane, Rivenet Murielle, Patisson Fabrice, Abraham Francis.
    Dalton Transactions, vol. 43, pg. 4680 (2014) DOI
     
  • Actinide oxalates, solid state structures and applications.
    Abraham Francis, Arab-Chapelet Bénédicte, Rivenet Murielle, Tamain Christelle, Grandjean Stéphane.
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews, vol. 266-267, pg. 28-68 (2014) DOI
     
  • 2013

  • Microstructure and poro-mechanical performance of Haubourdin chalk.
    Nadah Jaouad, Bignonnet F., Davy C.A., Skoczylas F., Troadec D., Bakowski S.
    International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 58, pg. 149-165 (2013) DOI
     
  • Coupled transport and poro-mechanical properties of a heat-treated mortar under confinement.
    Chen Xiao-ting, Caratini G., Davy C.A., Troadec D., Skoczylas F.
    Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 49, pg. 10-20 (2013) DOI
     
  • Crystal structure and electronic properties of the new compound U3Fe4Ge4.
    Berthebaud D., Tougait O., Potel M., Lopes E.B., Waerenborgh J.C., Gonçalves A.P., Noël H.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 554, pg. 408-413 (2013) DOI
     
  • About molybdenum behaviour during U(Mo)/Al(Si) interaction processes.
    Iltis X., Allenou J., Verhaeghe B., Palancher H., Tougait O., Bonnin A., Tucoulou R.
    Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 433, pg. 255-264 (2013) DOI
     
  • Magnesiothermic Reduction Process Applied to the Powder Production of U(Mo) Fissile Particles.
    Champion Guillaume, Allenou Jérôme, Pasturel Mathieu, Noël Henri, Charollais François, Anselmet Marie-Christine, Iltis Xavière, Tougait Olivier.
    Advanced Engineering Materials, vol. 15, pg. 257-261 (2013) DOI
     
  • Crystal structures of 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine uranyl chlorides molecular assemblies and their luminescence signatures.
    Lhoste Jérôme, Henry Natacha, Loiseau Thierry, Guyot Yannick, Abraham Francis.
    Polyhedron, vol. 50, pg. 321-327 (2013) DOI
     
  • Cerium and neodymium co-precipitation in molten chloride by wet argon sparging.
    Vigier J.F., Renard C., Laplace A., Lacquement J., Abraham F.
    Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 432, pg. 407-413 (2013) DOI
     
  • Molten salt flux synthesis and crystal structure of a new open-framework uranyl phosphate Cs3(UO2)2(PO4)O2: Spectroscopic characterization and cationic mobility studies.
    Yagoubi S., Renard C., Abraham F., Obbade S.
    Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 200, pg. 13-21 (2013) DOI
     
  • Structural diversity of the lanthanide oxalates: Condensation of neodymium oxygen polyhedra under hydrothermal conditions.
    Mer A., Rivenet M., De Almeida L., Grandjean S., Abraham F.
    Inorganic Chemistry Communications, vol. 31, pg. 90-95 (2013) DOI
     
  • Crystal Growth and First Crystallographic Characterization of Mixed Uranium(IV)–Plutonium(III) Oxalates.
    Tamain Christelle, Arab Chapelet Bénédicte, Rivenet Murielle, Abraham Francis, Caraballo Richard, Grandjean Stéphane.
    Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 52 (9), pg. 4941-4949 (2013) DOI
     
  • 2012

  • Liquidus Projection of the B-Fe-U Diagram: The Fe-Rich Corner.
    Dias M., Carvalho P. A., Mardolcar U. V., Tougait O., Noël H., Gonçalves A. P.
    Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 44, pg. 2270-2284 (2012) DOI
     
  • Liquidus Projection of the B-Fe-U Diagram: The Boron-Rich Corner.
    Dias Marta, Carvalho Patrícia Almeida, Bohn Marcel, Tougait Olivier, Noël Henri, Gonçalves António Pereira.
    Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 44, pg. 395-405 (2012) DOI