Welcome to the IRN NANOALLOYS website

The International Research Network Nanoalloys has the objective of promoting exchanges and bringing better legibility to collaborative research in Europe, linking chemists, physicists and materials scientists on hot topics focused on nanoalloys. 

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Thematic Workshop 2020

Magnetism and Optics in Nanoalloys Properties and Application

Lyon, 30-31th January

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IRN Symposium on Nanoparticles


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Seminar at Paris-Saclay

We have the pleasure to receive on Tuesday 4th February at 11 am in salle Olivier Kahn at ICMMO (Bât. 410, Université Paris-Saclay) Prof. Riccardo Ferrando (Università di Genova) who will present a lecture entitled :

«Structural transformations of metallic nanoparticles and nanoalloys. How simulations can shed light on experiments ? »
New Permanent Position at ICMN of Orléans
Main topics of research

Equilibrium properties in their environnement

Size- and composition-dependent phase diagrams

Kinetics effects in environnements

Growth, Ageing and Collective effects

Structure-property relationships

Catalytic, Magnetic and Optical properties


Pascal Andreazza


Professor of condensed matter physics at the University of Orléans (France)
His main topic is the study of the structural transition induced by the size and kinetic effects during the formation, the ageing and the annealing of nanoalloys. He is expert in X-ray scattering (wide-angle/diffraction and small-angle in multi-wavelengh detection/anomalous) for nanomaterials especially, the in situ measurements during UHV growth, annealing or gas exposure.

Riccardo Ferrando

Vice coordinator

Professor of theoretical condensed matter physics at the University of Genoa (Italy). His research interests lie in computational, in statistical physics and in computational nanoscience. He is author of more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and of the book « Structure and Properties of Nanoalloys ».