Former Members of the Güdel Group

Dr. Sophie Bénard;
postdoc until April 2001

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Dr. Sophie Bénard
43A, rue St. Erhard
F - 67100 Strasbourg
Phone +33 (0)3 88 84 29 72


Birthdate: November 1, 1974, Châteauroux (Indre, France)

1996: Degree in Chemistry

1997 - 2000: Thèse de Doctorat (PhD) at the University of Paris Sud (Orsay)
Topic: "Synthesis and study of bidimensional organic-inorganic materials associating ferromagnetism, nonlinear optic and photochromism"
Supervisor: Professor René Clément, Dr. Pei Yu

Postdoc at the University of Bern until April 2001

Research field

Synthesis of new multiproperty materials

Study of the physical properties (magnetism, nonlinear optic, photochromism), and their potential interactions


S. Bénard, P. Yu, T. Coradin, E. Rivière, K. Nakatani, R. Clément
Design of Strongly NLO-active Molecularly Based Ferromagnets
Adv. Mater. 9, 981 (1997)

S. Bénard, P. Yu
A Spirooxazine Showing Crystalline State Photochromism
Chem. Commun. 1, 65 (2000)

S. Bénard, P. Yu
New Spiropyrans Showing Crystalline-State Photochromism
Adv. Mater. 12, 48 (2000)

S. Bénard, P. Yu, J-P. Audière, E. Rivière, R. Clément, J. Guilhem, L. Tchertanov, K. Nakatani
Structure and NLO Properties of Layered Bimetallic Oxalato-Bridged Ferromagnetic Networks Containing Stilbazolium-Shaped Chromophores
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122, 9444-9454 (2000)

S. Bénard, E. Rivière, P. Yu, K. Nakatani, J-F. Delouis
A Photochromic Molecule-Based Magnet
Chem. Mater. 13, 159-162 (2001)

P.G. Lacroix, I. Malfant, S. Bénard, P. Yu, E. Rivière, K. Nakatani
Hybrid Molecular-Based Magnets Containing Organic NLO Chromophores: A Search Toward an Interplay Between Magnetic and NLO Behavior
Chem. Mater. 13, 441-449 (2001)

Oliver S. Wenger, Sophie Bénard and Hans U. Güdel
Crystal Field Effects on the Optical Absorption and Luminescence Properties of Ni2+-Doped Chlorides and Bromides: Crossover in the Emitting Higher Excited State
Inorg. Chem. 41, 5968-5977 (2002)      Abstract      Full Text (PDF)

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