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Energy Observer, the world’s first hydrogen-powered boat, features an innovative end-to-end energy architecture that is 100% carbon-free, distributed, and digital. Didier Bouix, who heads the project at Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently won the Mission Innovation Champions award for his work.
Researchers at List, a CEA Tech institute, have developed simulation models and tools that leverage electromagnetism to characterize steel. These models and tools will be integrated into the CIVA platform so that they can be used to develop industrial non-destructive testing processes.
A silicon component cabled using wire bonding and encapsulated with a polymer using 3D printing was presented at ECTC 2018 in San Diego.
List, a CEA Tech institute, partnered with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) to develop an algorithm to automatically identify toxic chemicals and explosives in real time. The research was part of a French government CBRN-E counterterrorism program.
Startup Scintil Photonics, a spinoff of Leti, a CEA Tech institute, is developing optical communications technologies capable of achieving speeds of 800 Gbit/s at a very competitive cost. The company won the Bpifrance i-lab award in 2018. CEO Sylvie Menezo told us more.
New insights into the mechanisms that underpin the dissolution of the components used in lithium-ion batteries have resulted in the development of an improved recycling method.
List, a CEA Tech institute, developed a mathematical model to improve medical imaging protocols so that the lowest possible dose of ionizing radiation can be used without negatively affecting the reliability of the diagnosis.
Primosens is a miniaturized and portable gas chromatography system developed under a French government CBRN-E counterterrorism program. It can detect the presence of a given gas in a mixture right at the testing site. The advance also offers potential for use in fields other than counterterrorism.
Reducing the thickness of the silicon wafers used to manufacture photovoltaic cells is one of the solutions researchers are investigating to lower production costs—but only if it doesn’t weaken the wafers.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.