CNRS Research Director

Leader of the team ‘Physics and Properties of Nanostructures’ (PPNa)


Institute P’

UPR 3346 CNRS-Université de Poitiers-ENSMA

Department of Physics and Mechanics of Materials

SP2MI, 11 Bd Marie et Pierre Curie

BP 30179

F-86962 Futuroscope Chasseneuil Cedex


+33 5 49 49 67 25

Current research interests:

  • Nanostructuration of surfaces by low energy ion-beam sputtering
  • Self-organized growth of plasmonic and magnetic nanoparticles/nanowires by glancing-angle deposition (GLAD)
  • Grazing incidence small-angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS): experiments and modelling


  • FitGISAXS: software package for modelling and analysis of GISAXS data using IGOR Pro.

Zipped routine (May 13, 2013): (including paracrystal 2D models with finite size effects...).

Journal of Applied Crystallography 43 (2010) 929-936.
doi: 10.1107/S0021889810020352


Selected recent publications:

  • Real-time investigations of structural and optical changes in photochromic Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite thin films under laser irradiation

D. Babonneau, D. K. Diop, L. Simonot, B. Lamongie, N. Blanc, N. Boudet, F. Vocanson, N. Destouches

Nano Futures 2 (2018) 015002. doi: 10.1088/2399-1984/aaa665

  • Formation of nanoripples on amorphous alumina thin films during low-energy ion-beam sputtering: experiments and simulations

D. Babonneau, E. Vandenhecke, S. Camelio

Physical Review B 95 (2017) 085412. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.085412

  • Near-field optical properties of AgxAu1-x nanoparticle chains embedded in a dielectric matrix

A. Fafin, S. Yazidi, S. Camelio, D. Babonneau

Plasmonics 11 (2016) 1407–1416. doi: 10.1007/s11468-016-0191-8

  • Volmer-Weber growth stages of polycrystalline metal films probed by in situ and real-time optical diagnostics

G. Abadias, L. Simonot, J. J. Colin, A. Michel, S. Camelio, D. Babonneau

Applied Physics Letters 107 (2015) 183105. doi: 10.1063/1.4935034

  • Magnetron sputtering deposition of Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite thin films for repeatable and multicolor photochromic applications on flexible substrates

D. K. Diop, L. Simonot, N. Destouches, G. Abadias, F. Pailloux, P. Guérin, D. Babonneau

Advanced Materials Interfaces 2 (2015) 1500134. doi: 10.1002/admi.201500134

  • Self-organized ultrathin FePt nanowires produced by glancing-angle ion-beam codeposition on rippled alumina surfaces

M. Garel, D. Babonneau, A. Boulle, F. Pailloux, A. Coati, Y. Garreau, A. Y. Ramos, H. C. N. Tolentino

Nanoscale 7 (2015) 1437. doi: 10.1039/c4nr05589f

  • Influence of low-energy plasma annealing on structural and optical properties of silver nanoclusters grown by magnetron sputtering deposition

V. Antad, L. Simonot, D. Babonneau

Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16 (2014) 2328. doi: 10.1007/s11051-014-2328-z

  • Optimization of growth and ordering of Ag nanoparticle arrays on ripple patterned alumina surfaces for strong plasmonic coupling

S. Camelio, E. Vandenhecke, S. Rousselet, D. Babonneau

Nanotechnology 25 (2014) 035706. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/3/035706

  • Experimental evidence of nanometer-scale confinement of plasmonic eigenmodes responsible for hot spots in random metallic films

A. Losquin, S. Camelio, D. Rossouw, M. Besbes, F. Pailloux, D. Babonneau, G. A. Botton, J. J. Greffet, O. Stéphan, M. Kociak

Physical Review B 88 (2013) 115427. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.115427

  • Sub-wavelength arrays of metallic nanoparticles for polarization-selective broad-band absorbers.

S. Camelio, D. Babonneau, F. Pailloux, S. Rousselet, E. Vandenhecke

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 5 (2013) 19-26. doi: 10.1166/nnl.2013.1418

  • Tuning the surface plasmon resonance of silver nanoclusters by oxygen exposure and low-energy plasma annealing.

V. Antad, L. Simonot, D. Babonneau

Nanotechnology 24 (2013) 045606. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/4/045606

  • Advanced optical effective medium modeling for a single layer of polydisperse ellipsoidal nanoparticles embedded in a homogeneous dielectric medium : Surface plasmon resonances.

J. Toudert, L. Simonot, S. Camelio, D. Babonneau

Physical Review B 86 (2012) 045415. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.045415

  • Quantitative analysis of nanoripple and nanoparticle patterns by grazing incidence small-angle x-ray scattering 3D mapping.

D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, E. Vandenhecke, S. Rousselet, M. Garel, F. Pailloux, P. Boesecke

Physical Review B 85 (2012) 235415 and Physical Review B 87 (2013) 159903(E). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.235415

  • Monitoring the reactivity of Ag nanoparticles in oxygen atmosphere by using in situ and real-time optical spectroscopy.

V. Antad, L. Simonot, D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, F. Pailloux, P. Guérin

Journal of Nanophotonics 6 (2012) 061502. doi:10.1117/1.JNP.6.061502

  • Tunable plasmonic dichroism of Au nanoparticles self-aligned on rippled Al2O3 thin films.

D. Babonneau, S. Camelio, L. Simonot, F. Pailloux, P. Guerin, B. Lamongie, O. Lyon

Europhysics Letters 93 (2011) 26005. doi:10.1209/0295-5075/93/26005


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