Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
For the first time, a team of researchers was able to measure and accurately identify daughter nuclei produced by the fission of uranium-239 fission. This was made possible by the unique combination of GANIL equipment and beams. It is published in the Physical Review Letter*.
After winding, the seventh and last coil of FRESCA2 left Saclay in June 2019 in its reaction mould, putting an end to Irfu's activity on this project, which began in 2009 in collaboration with CERN. This type 3-4 coil is a spare coil, which, after reaction, instrumentation and impregnation at CERN, will join its type 1-2 sister on CERN shelves.
Cern turned to the expertise of the DSBT to create a heat exchanger for the HL-LHC collider. This exchanger represents a technical feat in terms of compactness and performance, leading the CERN to commission the DSBT to carry out optimization, industrialization and cold tests with a view to installing exchangers in the superconducting magnets and then in the LHC tunnel by 2022.
Following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, in 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to carry out major decontamination works in the affected area. The EGU is publishing a synthesis of approximately sixty scientific publications that together provide an overview of the decontamination strategies used and their effectiveness.
Teams from CHU Dijon-Bourgogne, Inserm and the CEA have just produced genome analysis results for very sick newborn babies in neonatal intensive care, shortening the analysis time to 38 days compared to an average of 18 months at present.
All scientific results
INSTITUTIONAL | NEW TECHNOLOGIES | TOOLS ＆ RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS | HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING | SUPERCOMPUTERS
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
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.