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Fundamental Research requires substantial and regular budgets. But even small supports can be very useful, especially if they are regular.

We need your help !

The difficulty of funding Science ... 

Nowadays, it is extremely difficult to be funded to explore Science, i.e. to do fundamental research (also called "basic research").

Yet, Science is of FUNDAMENTAL importance (!) simply because it is the very first step.
For instance, you can buy a smartphone because the following boxes were respectively checked :
X Science
X Applied Science
X Engineering
X Business

Today, in academic research, in order to get funds, you're obliged to transform* your initial scientific research program into something that :
1st : fits what is expected (i.e. a research item in a given known list) (!!)
2nd : must produce successful results AND in a short time AND it is usually required that these results lead to (technological) applications (!!!!).
* and hence it reduces, rinses and weakens your research, so that the initial essence is eventually lost.

So usually, the catastrophic logical consequence of that is : most of people do apply for funds on things they already know to be successful, so that they take no risk. Alternatively, there is also an even more common situation : get grants on fashionable things having a certain proximity to your research (though different), then use the money not for it, but for your important projects (desperately waiting to be funded). Such a (completely crazy) situation, similar to a living nightmare, is not suited for Science. Basic research should not be oriented (axed). Scientists need freedom to create and explore their intuitions. Granting only some fashionable subjects (or those close enough to lead to technological applications) do necessarily and regretfully narrow the unlimited range of unexpected discoveries that can be produced by fundamental research.

At the moment, we are :

partly funded ...

Our current (and upcoming) experimental investigations are funded to a certain extent by : donations, European funds, by local national funds. Other general small expenses are funded by donations and by ourselves.

but not enough (at all) ... 

... to conduct substantial and long term Research Programs (which are the most important objectives). And not enough to pay us as well, so that we currently do work as volunteers, with passion and determination.

So we constinuously do search for funds ....

A very nice example showing the hard task of searching funds

extract from the movie "Contact" (1997)

Voids in the literature.


Need funds
to fill the blanks in the literature

As illustrated in the opposite figure,
many (if not all) M-H systems such as the Pd-H system still have MAJOR voids in the knowledge of their basic properties (themselves and in dependence of H-to-M ratio and temperature as well). Some areas have been explored just slightly or even not at all. This situation is a permanent DANGER for the future, simply because a building with loose foundations is unstable.

The goal is to conduct systematic investigations to solve the problem, step by step and with a long term vision. Of course, review papers will be produced (literature state of the art).


Need substantial funds
to explore new ideas

For years (since 2013), we have accumulated strong indications that some long-standing and recent open-questions in the M-H field, regarding the Pd-H system for instance, are intrisincally connected (related).
Our Research Programs will check it, with a systematic approach, and with reliability (rigour, method and many cross-checks), while taking great care to repeatability and reproducibility.
If the plan comes together (i.e. works according the plan), this fundamental research will necessarily impact fields such as : H energy, H embrittlement, H storage, Electricity, Transport, etc ... However, it requires time. So, it is a mid-long term adventure.

In summary our needs are

(from small expenses to substantial funds)

Funding for

administrative purposes

- website annual fees,
- bank account annual fees,
- etc ...

Funding for

manifold purposes


- printing (scientific bibliography),

- buying metals (i.e. samples) for experiments, from suppliers such as GoodFellow, Johnson Matthey,

- performing ponctual specific analyses (by external labs),

- etc ...

Funding for



- for experiments to be conducted in labs located far away from home,

- to attend conferences,

- to attend meetings with colleagues,

- etc ...

Funding for

Research Programs

As mentioned above, substantial funds are required to efficiently :

- explore new ideas,

- fill the blanks in the literature.

For this purpose, we need budgets of the order of several hundreds of k€ a year.

patron - philanthropist - private or individual donor
You can support us and directly contribute to make Science forward !!!!

These are 3 possible ways to do it :
i) in one shot : donate just once, the amount you wish. Note that it is possible (depending on the country) to turn this amount into a month donation.
ii) donate monthly : €2, €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500, €1000, €2000.
iii) donate via a classical bank transfer --> our IBAN is : FR76 1027 8116 0100 0201 9090 182  and the BIC : CMCIFR2A

Your contribution will be acknowledged publically (if wished) :
: in the Acknowledgements page,
: in the final scientific publications.


Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of,

who do the things that no one can imagine ²

Of course, we cannot guarantee that we are that kind of people, but if no one gives us a chance, no one will know it ...

So, give it a try !  :-)

* : Petit Mineur. This is a wink to Jean Mineur, now Mediavision (mediavision.fr) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBpA-BYxjZ8
** : Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay.

*** : Image by PIRO4D from Pixabay.

**** : Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash.

i : Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay.
ii : Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay.
iii : Photo by Krzysztof Kowalik on Unsplash.
iv : Image by skeeze from Pixabay.
² From the movie "The imitation game".