Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
An interactive video has made it possible to reconstruct the trajectories of 1,400 galaxies, including the Milky Way, over distances reaching up to 100 million light years.
“Spin ice” refers to a ferromagnetic material at low temperature exhibiting a promising quantum behavior. Using neutron scattering experiments and theoretical models, a collaboration involving the Iramis has just established how a tiny chemical disorder in this material can reveal a spectrum of magnetic fluctuations. This is a fundamental step in realizing and controlling the properties of a quantum spin ice.
IBS researchers and their partners have discovered a new weapon in the Pseudomonas aeruginosa arsenal.
Certain polyoxometallates are molecules that show promise for the treatment of cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. A team from the Institut de chimie séparative at Marcoule and the University of Regensburg has analyzed their remarkable behavior in aqueous environments with respect to polar surfaces and has found numerous applications in biology as well as materials science.
Researchers at the Institut Frédéric-Joliot have provided the mapping of the hippocampus at an unequalled resolution using high field MRI. In addition to its substructures, this has revealed its internal connections and its cellular composition.
All scientific results
ENVIRONMENT | CLIMATE | RECOVERY OF CO2 | CARBON CYCLE | GREENHOUSE EFFECT | IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE | SCIENCE ＆ SOCIETY | TOOLS ＆ RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS
The European project VERIFY, coordinated by the CEA, aims to provide the European Commission with a system to monitor greenhouse gas emissions declarations submitted by each country under the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change.
ENERGIES | ENERGY EFFICIENCY | ENERGY STORAGE | BATTERIES | LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Scientists have performed a thorough analysis of promising silicon-based electrode technology with regard to Li-ion battery decay in the course of charge/discharge cycles. Oversaw by the CEA, this project was carried out through a balanced partnership between three academic and as many industry partners.
CROSS-FUNCTIONAL DISCIPLINES | COMPUTING | ELECTRONICS | SPINTRONICS | MICRO-NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Using optical rather than electrical technology to write to MRAM magnetic storage media would unlock a thousandfold speed increase and slash power consumption by a factor of 100. Spice aims to tackle this challenge and promote the use of non-volatile memory near processor cores. A computing revolution in perspective...
PARTICLE PHYSICS | MATTER ＆ THE UNIVERSE
HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES | DIAGNOSIS AND INNOVATIVE TREATMENT | PHARMACOLOGY | STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY | HIGH-THROUGHPUT SCREENING
Based on the study of two hundred poisonous animals, the European project VENOMICS managed to reproduce a bank of 3,616 “natural” toxins compatible with high throughput screening. VENOMICS demonstrated that animal toxins are hundred times more effective in identifying drug candidates than the usual banks of artificial molecules.
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.