Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
The Captot heavy metal sensor, developed by the Iramis-LSI over the last ten years, could be used to detect traces of uranium in water. This would be a simple, rapid field solution to monitor the environment, for example during the cleanup and dismantling of nuclear facilities.
Researchers at CEA-IRIG have used NMR to reveal the molecular mechanisms that support the adaptation of avian influenza virus from birds to humans. By uncovering the secrets of the interactions between the mutated viral polymerase and a key transcription factor in host cells, this new insight will make it possible to study the mechanism of cross-species contagion of these viruses and thus open up potential new therapeutic avenues.
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.
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.