Dr. Aurélie Gentils

Research scientist at CNRS (CR section 15), HdR Université Paris-Saclay

Current responsabilities

  •  CHIMèNE research team leader
  • Scientific leader of the MOSAIC ion beam facility

Research activity

  • Study at the nanometric scale of the structural and chemical modifications induced in materials by ion irradiation and/or implantation
  • Understanding elementary mechanisms of ion beam synthesis of materials
  • Synergetic effects, irradiation-induced damage mechanisms of metallic alloys and ceramics

Postal address

IJCLab, E&E pole
Building 108, Office J109
15 rue Georges Clémenceau
91405 Orsay Cedex, France

Phone +33 1 69 15 52 04

Some publications


  • Synthesis of Nano-Oxide Precipitates by implantation of Ti, Y and O ions in Fe-10%Cr: towards an understanding of precipitation in Oxide Dispersion-Strengthened (ODS) steels, Stéphanie Jublot-Leclerc, Martin Owusu-Mensah, Vladimir A. Borodin, Joël Ribis, Ludovic Largeau, Ryan Schoell, Djamel Kaoumi, Marion Descoins, Dominique Mangelinck, Aurélie Gentils, Materials 15 (2022) 4857 doi HAL 
  • Radiation-Induced Sharpening in Cr-Coated Zirconium Alloy, Joël Ribis, Alexia Wu, Raphaëlle Guillou, Jean-Christophe Brachet, Cédric Baumier, Aurélie Gentils, Marie-Loyer Prost, Materials 15 (2022) 2322 doi HAL
  • Nano-structured materials under irradiation: Oxide Dispersion-Strengthened Steels, J. Ribis, I. Mouton, C. Baumier, A. Gentils, M. Loyer-Prost, L. Luneville, D. Simeone, Nanomaterials 11 (2021) 2590 doi HAL
  • Helium Bubble Nucleation and Growth in Alloy HT9 through the use of In Situ TEM: Sequential He-Implantation and Heavy-Ion Irradiation versus Dual-Beam Irradiation, K. Duemmler, C. Zheng, C. Baumier, A. Gentils, D. Kaoumi, J. Nucl. Mater. 545 (2021) 152641 doi HAL
  • Bubble-to-void transition promoted by oxide nanoparticles in ODS-EUROFER steel ion implanted to high He content, O. Emelyanova, A. Gentils, V.A. Borodin, M.G. Ganchenkova, P.V. Vladimirov, P.S. Dzhumaev, I.A. Golovchanskiy, R. Lindau, A. Möslang, Journal of Nuclear Materials 545 (2021) 152724 doi HAL
  • In situ TEM thermal annealing of high purity Fe10wt%Cr alloy thin foils implanted with Ti and O ions, M. Owusu-Mensah, S. Jublot-Leclerc, A. Gentils, C. Baumier, J. Ribis, V.A. Borodin, Instrum. Methods B 461 (2019) 215-225 doi
  • Investigating radiation damage in nuclear energy materials using JANNuS multiple ion beams, A. Gentils, C. Cabet, Nucl. Instrum. Methods B 447 (2019) 107-112 doi HAL
  • In situ TEM observations of ion irradiation damage in boron carbide, G. Victor, Y. Pipon, N. Moncoffre, N. Bérerd, C. Esnouf, T. Douillard, A. Gentils, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 39 (2019) 726-734 doi HAL
  • In situ characterization of irradiation-induced microstructural evolution in urania single crystals at 773K, Y. Haddad, L. Delauche, A. Gentils, F. Garrido, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 435 (2018) 25-30 doi
  • Nano-size metallic oxide particle synthesis in Fe-Cr alloys by ion implantation, C. Zheng, A. Gentils, J. Ribis, V.A. Borodin, L. Delauche, B. Arnal, Nucl. Instr. Meth. B 409 (2017) 333-337 doi
  • Cavity nucleation and growth in dual beam irradiated 316L industrial austenitic stainless steel, S. Jublot-Leclerc, X. Li, L. Legras, F. Fortuna, A. Gentils, J. Nucl. Mater. 494 (2017) 240-251 doi
  • Thermal annealing behavior of nano-size metal-oxide particles synthesized by ion implantation in Fe-Cr alloy, C. Zheng, A. Gentils, J. Ribis, V.A. Borodin, M. Descoins, D. Mangelinck, F. Dalle, B. Arnal, L. Delauche, J. of Appl. Physics 121 (2017) 174305 doi
  • The feasibility of Al-based oxide precipitation in Fe-10%Cr alloy by ion implantation, Ce Zheng, Aurélie Gentils, Joël Ribis, Odile Kaïtasov, Vladimir A. Borodin, Marion Descoins, Dominique Mangelinck, Philosophical Magazine 94 (2014) 2937-2955 doi