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Matthieu Picher

Matthieu Picher is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Paul-Verlaine University, France, and a M.S. in Material Science and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Montpellier 2, France. His doctoral research used in-situ Raman spectroscopy to identify the growth mechanisms of single-walled carbon nanotubes. Prior to joining the CNST, he performed postdoctoral research at the Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, where he grew and transferred large-scale graphene monolayers onto dielectric substrates. Matthieu is working with Renu Sharma to observe and characterize carbon nanotube growth by performing Raman spectroscopy in situ during environmental transmission electron microscopy. 


Selected Publications
  • Processes controlling the diameter distribution of single-walled carbon nanotubes during catalytic chemical vapor deposition, M. Picher, E. Anglaret, R. Arenal, and V. Jourdain, ACS Nano 5, 2118-2125 (2011).
  • Self-deactivation of single-walled carbon nanotube growth studied by in situ Raman measurements, M. Picher, E. Anglaret, R. Arenal, and V. Jourdain, Nano Letters 9, 542-547 (2009).
  • Indexing of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes from Raman spectroscopy, T. Michel, M. Paillet, D. Nakabayashi, M. Picher, V. Jourdain, J. C. Meyer, A. A. Zahab, and J.-L. Sauvajol, Physical Review B 80, 245416 (2009).


Staff Photo Matthieu Picher


CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.S. Chemistry – Paul-Verlaine University, Metz, France

M.S. Material Science – University of Montpellier 2, France

Ph.D. Physics – University of Montpellier 2, France


Phone: 301-975-8323