Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
In collaboration with peers from the Frédéric-Joliot Institute at CEA, researchers from BIAM have discovered an enzyme that allows microalgae to convert some of their fatty acids into hydrocarbons using light energy.
Researchers from INAC have managed to accumulate high spin densities in germanium over long distances. This result opens prospects for the production of a multi-terminal spintronic device where different spin voltages can be used as inputs for magneto-logic gates on germanium.
Synchrotron analysis combining photo-emission and X-ray fluorescence is a remarkable tool to study InGaN/GaN quantum multiwires integrated in blue GaN wire LEDs. Using this approach, scientists from INAC have broadened their understanding of how to optimize and control the growth conditions of the multiwells surrounding GaN wires.
The data collected between 2010 and 2017 by the T2K collaboration (Tokai To Kamiokande) and the reactor neutrino experiments strengthens the trend announced a year ago—neutrinos and antineutrinos have seemingly different behavior.
Thanks to the ALMA European interferometer in Chile, an international team involving IRFU has detected ionized CH+ molecules in distant galaxies for the first time. Their observations reveal the unsuspected existence of large turbulent reservoirs of gas surrounding these young galaxies. The findings explain the persistently high star formation rate observed in galaxies known as
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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.
LASER | PHOTONICS | MICRO-NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Within the framework of the LASERLAB-EUROPE project, CEA is working towards sharing and opening up laser and photonics infrastructure to European scientists. Today, Laserlab is an important tool for the development of laser metrology and laser-based instrumentation for a wide range of applications and societal needs in the fields of health, security, environment, etc.
MRI | MEDICAL IMAGING | BRAIN
On Thursday, 2017 May 4, a giant magnet weighing 130 metric tons will leave the assembly plants in Belfort on its journey to the NeuroSpin research facility at the CEA's Paris-Saclay Center (Essonne).
HEALTH ＆ LIFE SCIENCES | BACTERIA
The CEA Frédéric-Joliot Institute is involved in project CARBAMAT to fight against antibiotic resistance. SATT Paris-Saclay, a company promoting technology transfer, supports this project.
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.