The home institution of the applicant is a leader in the intercalation chemistry. In order to better understand the intercalation process, especially in terms of electronic exchange, it becomes essential to use accurate band structure calculations and to support them by experimental data. Spectroscopies involving occupied and unoccupied electronic states and the Fermi level (XAFS, EELS, XPS) are of special interest. The home institution already has a good expertise in XAFS, but a very few knowledge in EELS. In a near future, a powerful equipment will be available in the home institution and it will be essential to surround it by well trained researchers. The project is to provide Dr Moreau with a good knowledge in this technique. Experiments will be performed on intercalated compounds prepared in Nantes. After this stay the home institution would be able to offer Dr Moreau a permanent position.