Supporting the responsible use of nanomaterials
Nanosafety Platform general presentation
The Nanosafety Platform can apply two types of stress to test materials' behavior during use.
Our climatic chambers are used to simulate accelerated aging due to exposure to UV rays or sunlight; these tests can be combined with a spray test that simulates exposure to rain.
We also have a variety of tools to simulate both wet and dry abrasion; these tests simulate the effects of friction due to people passing by or cleaning the product, for example.
These mechanical stress tests are generally completed before and after aging in the climatic chamber to gain the best possible understanding of the impact of aging on nanoparticle release.
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.