Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
New neurons appear inside the tumor microenvironment, contributing to the cancer’s development. These nerve cells stem from progenitors coming from the brain via the blood flow. This astounding discovery opens up a new research field regarding the role of the nervous system in cancer development, as well as the interactions between the vascular, immune and nervous systems with the tumorigenesis.
A team of CEA-Biam has uncovered a symbiotic behavior between magnetism-using bacteria and eukaryotic microorganisms.
A large collaboration including the Iramis and two other CEA divisions (Basic Research Division and Nuclear Energy Division) has proposed to irradiate the graphite anodes of Li-ion batteries before their first use. This technique, similar to food or medicine processing, would lead to better results than the current industrial techniques for a potentially lower cost.
Researchers from CEA-Iramis have designed a new experimental method using microwave photons that brings additional proof that the electrical charge of carriers may amount to a third or a fifth of the elementary charge of the electron. Moreover, the experiment shows that these fractionally charged carriers (called “anyons”) interact with microwave photons and can therefore be manipulated. This discovery is the first step towards the study of anyons’ quantum and statistical properties.
A team of international researchers coordinated by the LSCE has been able to retrace for the first time the evolution of the Northern Hemisphere land carbon sink over more than five decades, based on differential CO2 measurements collected since 1958 in both hemispheres. This is a precious indicator to understand how to encourage carbon sequestration in the ground and the biomass.
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.