Eric Lebraud


Eric Lebraud is a CNRS engineer. He is technical manager of the ICMCB’s X-ray diffraction analysis department for just over 25 years. He is specialized in powder diffraction measurements and grazing incidence measurements on thin films. He carries out specific advance diffraction measurements at high (25°C to 1600°C) and low temperatures (6 K to 293 K) for phase transitions studies or dilatometry.

He is the preferred contact for people from outside the Institute wishing to carry out X-ray diffraction studies, either on a fee-for-service basis or as part of a scientific collaboration. Such work ranges from phase recognition to semi-quantitative studies, particularly in the fields of materials science, civil engineering for consulting firms, geology, archaeology, polymer chemistry and forensic medicine.