Nicolas Besnard

PhD student at Nantes University
Phone: +33 1 69 85 16 89
Present activity at LGEP:

Working on a research project in collaboration with the IMN (Institut des Matériaux de Nantes), the LCMCP (Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris), the ICMMO (Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay), and an industrial partner. Using the Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy technique.


Master degree, Renewable Energies, Nantes University, France, 2011
Master Degree, Nanosciences, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies, Nantes University, France, 2012

PhD subject:

Identification of the ionic and electronic limitations within a mixed positive composite electrode for Li-Ion battery; PhD supervisor: D. Guyomard (Institut des Matériaux de Nantes) and co-mentor: O. Dubrunfaut (LGEP-Supélec); Started on December 2012.
Keywords: Li-ion accumulators, Composite electrodes, Limitations, Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy

Some recent publications:

1. M.T. Caldes, K.V. Kravtchyk, M. Benamira, N. Besnard, V. Gunes, O. Bohnke, O. Joubert, "Metallic nanoparticules and proton conductivity: improving proton conductivity of BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-δ using a catalytic approach,"  Chemistry of Materials 24, pp. 4641 - 4646 (2012).

2. M.T. Caldes, K.V. Kravtchyk, M. Benamira, N. Besnard, O. Joubert, O. Bohnke, V. Gunes, A. Jarry, N. Dupré, "Metallic Nanoparticules and Proton Conductivity: Improving Proton Conductivity of BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-δ and La0.75Sr0.25Cr0.5Mn0.5O3-δ by Ni-doping," ECS Transactions of The Electrochemical Society 45, pp. 143-145 (2012).