> The sol-gel days 2010

The main topic of this meeting was “Sol-Gel, Nanomaterials and Energy”. This meeting brought together field experts leading to a state-of-the-art on smooth chemistry and the new technologies for Energy, highlighting the issues, challenges and research current and future routes. The various topics of low impact renewable energy were discussed: PEMFC and SOFC, , solar cells, wind-borne energy, batteries and supercapacitors, energy efficiency…

Several leading scientists and industrials have agreed to participate through tutorial talks (*). The third day was open to non-thematic sol-gel topics (coatings, ferroelectric materials…).

This 2010 edition has been supported by the International sol-gel Society (www.isgs.org), the CEA, the Regional Council.

Information on the symposium are still available on the website www.solgel.fr (in French) including the extended schedule and possibility to download presentations.


Invited speakers:
Michel Armand, CNRS Amiens
Mehdi Moussavi, AREVA
Marc Fontecave, Collège de France
Dominique Guyomard/ IMN Nantes
Claude Delmas, ICMCB Bordeaux
>Serge Besse, Helion
Christian Guizard, St Gobain, Cavaillon
Patrice Simon, CIRIMAT, Toulouse
Dominique Larcher, CNRS, Amiens
Daniel Lincot, Ecole de Chimie Paris
Jean-Pierre Joly, CEA, INES
Ehinger Andreas, IFP