Sandrine Ithurria


Assistant professor

since 2012
Phone: 01 40 79 44 41

Research interests

Nanocrystal synthesis, nanoplatelets, colloidal quantum dots, C-ALD




Crystallography class at ESPCI


Post Doc in D. Talapin lab at University of Chicago 2011-2012

PhD LPEM – ESPCI 2007- 2010

UPMC Master II 2006-2007

ESPCI engineer 2004-2007


Project ANR –Nanodose


  1. Electronic Structure Robustness and Design Rules for 2D Colloidal Heterostructures, A. Chu, C. Livache, S. Ithurria, E. Lhuillier, J. Appl. Phys. in press (2018)
  2. M. Dufour, V. Steinmetz, E. Izquierdo, T. Pons, N. Lequeux, E. Lhuillier, G. Patriarche, M. Chamarro, T. Barisien, S. Ithurria, Engineering Bicolor Emission in 2D Core/crown CdSe/CdSe1-xTex Nanoplatelet Heterostructures Using Band-Offset Tuning, J Phys Chem C (2017).
  3. B. Martinez, C. Livache, L. D. Mouafo Notemgnou, N. Goubet, S. Keuleyan, H. Cruguel, S. Ithurria, H. Aubin, A. Ouerghi, B. Doudin, E. Lacaze, B. Dubertret, M. G. Silly, R. PSM Lobo, J.F. Dayen, E. Lhuillier, HgSe self-doped nanocrystals as a platform to investigate the effects of vanishing confinement, accepted in ACS appl. Mat. Inter. (2017).
  4. W. J. Mir, A. Assouline C. Livache, B. Martinez, N. Goubet, X. Z. Xu, G. Patriarche, S. Ithurria, H. Aubin, E. Lhuillier, Control of carrier density in (Sb ;Bi)2Te3 colloidal heterostructured nanoplates, accepted in Sci Rep (2017).
  5. C. Livache, E. izquierdo, B. Martinez, M. Dufour, S. Keuleyan, D. Pierruci, H. Cruguel, L. Becerra, J.-L. Fave, H. Aubin, A. Ouerghi, E. Lacaze, M. Silly, B. Dubertret, S. Ithurria, E. Lhuillier, Charge dynamics and optolectronic properties in HgTe colloidal quantum wells, Nano Lett 17, 4067 (2017).
  6. H. Cruguel, C. Livache, B. Martinez, S. Pedetti, D. Pierruci, E. Izquierdo, M. Dufour, S. Ithurria, H. Aubin, A. Ouerghi, E. Lacaze, M. Silly, B. Dubertret, E. Lhuillier, Electronic structure of CdSe-ZnS 2D nanoplatelets, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 152103 (2017).
  7. Ultrafast exciton dynamics in 2D in-plane hetero-nanostructures: delocalization and charge transfer, E Cassette, S Pedetti, B Mahler, S Ithurria, B Dubertret, GD Scholes, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (12), 8373-8379
  8. Correlated blinking of fluorescent emitters mediated by single plasmons, D. Bouchet, E. Lhuillier, S. Ithurria, A. Gulinatti, I. Rech, R. Carminati, Y. De Wilde, V. Krachmalnicoff, Phys Rev A 95, 033828 (2017).
  9. A. Robin, C. Livache, S. Ithurria, E. Lacaze, B. Dubertret, E. Lhuillier, Surface Control of Doping in self-doped Nanocrystals, ACS Appl. Mat. Interface 8, 27122−27128 (2016).
  10. E. Izquierdo, A. Robin, S. Keuleyan, N. Lequeux, E. Lhuillier, S. Ithurria, Strongly confined HgTe 2D nanoplatelets as narrow near infrared emitter, JACS 138, 10496 (2016).
  11. M. Nasilovski, B. Mahler, E. Lhuillier, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, 2D Colloidal nanocrystals, Chem Rev. 116, 10934−10982 (2016).
  12.  A. Robin, E. Lhuillier, X. Z. Xu, S. Ithurria, H. Aubin, A. Ouerghi, and B. Dubertret, Engineering the Charge Transfer in all 2D Graphene-Nanoplatelets Heterostructure Photodetectors, Sci. Rep 6, 24909 (2016).
  13.  B. Mahler, L. Guillemot, L. Bossard-Giannesini, S. Ithurria, D. Pierucci, A. Ouerghi, G. Patriarche, R. Benbalagh, E. Lacaze, F. Rochet, E. Lhuillier, Metallic functionalization of CdSe 2D nanoplatelets and its impact on electronic transport, J. Phys Chem C 120, 12351-12361(2016).
  14. Infrared photo-detection based on colloidal quantum-dot films with high mobility and optical absorption up to the THz, E. Lhuillier, M. Scarafagio, P. Hease, B. Nadal, H. Aubin, X. Z. Xu, N. Lequeux, G. Patriache, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, Nano Lett 16, 1282 (2016).
  15. Investigating the n and p type electrolytic charging of colloidal nanoplatelets, E.Lhuillier, S. Ithurria, A. Descamps-Mandine, T. Douillard, R. Castaing, X.Z. Xu, P-L. Taberna, P. Simon, H. Aubin, B. Dubertret, J Phys Chem C 119, 21795 (2015).
  16. D. O Sigle, L. Zhang, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, J. J Baumberg, Ultrathin CdSe in Plasmonic Nanogaps for Enhanced Photocatalytic Water Splitting, J. Phys Chem Lett 6, 1099 (2015).
  17. B. Abécassis, C. Bouet, C. Garnero, D. Constantin, N. Lequeux, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, B. Richard Pauw, D. Pontoni, Nano Lett. 15, 2620 (2015).
  18. E. Lhuillier, S. Pedetti, S. Ithurria, B. Nadal, H. Heuclin, B. Dubertret, 2D Colloidal Metal Chalcogenides Semiconductors: Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Applications,  Acc. Chem. Res. 22, 48 (2015).
  19. D.O. Sigle, J. Mertens, L. O. Herrmann, R. W. Bowman, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, Y. Shi, H. Ying Yang, C. Tserkezis, J. Aizpurua, J. J. Baumberg, Monitoring Morphological Changes in 2D Monolayer Semiconductors Using Atom-Thick Plasmonic Nanocavities, ACS nano 9, 825 (2014).
  20. Pedetti S., Ithurria S., Heuclin H., Patriarche G., Dubertret B., Type-II CdSe/CdTe Core/Crown Semiconductor Nanoplatelets, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 16430 (2014).
  21. D. O. Sigle, J. T. Hugall, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, J. J. Baumberg, Probing Confined Phonon Modes in Individual CdSe Nanoplatelets Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 087402 (2014)
  22. R. Benchamekh, N. A. Gippius, J. Even, M. O. Nestoklon, J.-M. Jancu, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, Al. L. Efros, and P. Voisin, Tight-binding calculations of image-charge effects in colloidal nanoscale platelets of CdSe, Phys. Rev. B 89, 035307 (2014)
  23. E. Lhuillier, P. Hease, S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, Electrophoretic Deposition of CdSe Nanoplatelets, Chem Mat 26, 4514(2014).
  24. E. Lhuillier, A. Robin, S. Ithurria, H. Aubin, B. Dubertret,Electrolyte gated colloidal nanoplatelets based phototransistor and its use for bicolor detection, Nano Lett. 14, 2715 (2014).
  25. E. Lhuillier, S. Pedetti , S. Ithurria, H. Heuclin, B. Nadal, A. Robin,G. Patriarche , N. Lequeux and B. Dubertret,Electrolyte Gated Field Effect Transistor to Probe the Surface Defects and Morphology in Films of Thick CdSe Colloidal Nanoplatelets, ACS nano 8, 3813(2014).
  26. Bouet, C.; Tessier, M. D.; Ithurria, S.; Nadal, B.; Mahler, B.; Dubertret, B., Atomically Flat Semiconductor Nanoplatelets. Chemistry of Materials 2013, 25, 1262-1271.
  27. Tessier, M. D.; Biadala, L.; Bouet, C.; Ithurria, S.; Abecassis, B.; Dubertret, B., Phonon Emission Line revealed by Self-Assembly of Colloidal Nanoplatelets ACS Nano 2013, 7, 3332-3340.
  28. Bouet, C.; Mahler, B.; Nadal, B.; Abecassis, B.; Tessier, M. D.; Ithurria, S.; Xu, X.; Dubertret, B., Two-Dimensional Growth of CdSe Nanocrystals, from Nanoplatelets to Nanosheet. Chemistry of Materials 2013, 25, 639–645.
  29. G. B. Griffin, S. Ithurria, D. S. Dolzhnikov, A. Linkin, D. V. Talapin, G. S. Engel.Two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy of CdSe nanoparticles at very low pulse power, J. Chem. Phys. 2013, 138, 014705.
  30. M. Pelton, S. Ithurria, R. D. Schaller, D. S. Dolzhnikov, and D.V. Talapin, Carrier Cooling in Colloidal Quantum Wells, Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 6158.
  31. S. Ithurria and D. Talapin.Colloidal Atomic Layer Deposition (c-ALD) using Self-Limiting Reactions at Nanocrystal Surface Coupled to Phase Transfer between Polar and Nonpolar Media,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 18585.
  32. D.S. Chung, J.S. Lee, J. Huang, A. Nag, S. Ithurria, aD. V. Talapin.Low Voltage, Hysteresis Free, and High Mobility Transistors from All-Inorganic Colloidal Nanocrystals, Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 1813.
  33. D. C. Hannah, S. Ithurria, G. Krylova, D. V. Talapin, G. C. Schatz, and R. D. Schaller, Particle-Level Engineering of Thermal Conductivity in Matrix-Embedded Semiconductor Nanocrystals,  Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 5797.
  34. D. C. Hannah, N.J. Dunn, S. Ithurria, D. V. Talapin, L. X. Chen, M. Pelton, G. C. Schatz, R. D. Schaller.Observation of Size-Dependent Thermalization in CdSe Nanocrystals Using Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Spectroscopy,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 2011, 107, 177403.
  35. Ithurria, S.; Tessier, M. D.; Mahler, B.; Lobo, R. P. S. M.; Dubertret, B.; Efros, A. L. Colloidal Nanoplatelets with Two-dimensional Electronic Structure. Nature Materials 2011, 10, 936–41.
  36. Ithurria, S.; Bousquet, G.; Dubertret, B. Continuous Transition from 3D to 1D Confinement Observed During. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 3070–3077.
  37. S. Ithurria, B. Dubertret, Quasi 2D Colloidal CdSe Platelets with Thicknesses Controlled at the Atomic Level, J. Am. Chem. Soc.130, 16504 (2008)
  38. S. Ithurria, P. Guyot-Sionnest, B. Mahler, B. Dubertret, Mn2+ as a Radial Pressure Gauge in Colloidal Core/Shell Nanocrystals, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 265501 (2007)



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