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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.
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The CEA publishes various scientific and technical periodicals and videos. Through them, you can discover the CEA’s major research topics and the latest technological innovations produced by its laboratories.
The CEA Research News is a newsletter bringing to your knowledge the most impacting scientific and societal advances and impacts enabled by major European research projects carried by CEA and which are covering the main priorities of the European Union.
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Nuclear fission / Components of a nuclear reactor / From one generation to the next / Fourth generation of reactors
Measurement sensors / Planning ahead / Monitoring / Understanding
Our star / Voyage to the center of the Sun / The Sun tamed
The climate machine / Predicting the climate: modeling / The greenhouse effect / Studying past climates / Monitoring changes to climate and the environment
Innovating for nuclear energy / Domesticating solar power / Biofuel production / Developing batteries and fuel cells / Thermonuclear fusion
Dive into the nanoworld / New information and communication technologies / Nanomaterials / Medicine on the nanoscale / Developments for society
A technological revolution / A brief history / How are integrated circuits made? / Nanoelectronics
General principles and tools / Neuroscience applications / Other therapeutic applications / Medical imaging tomorrow?
Different kinds of radiation / Biological effects of radiation / Radiation protection / Examples of applications Of radiation
The principle of nucleosynthesis / The stars / The sun / Supernovae / Cosmic radioactivity seen by the integral satellite
Characteristics of hydrogen / The challenges of a hydrogen economy / Methods of production of hydrogen / Distribution and storage of hydrogen / The fuel cell / Tomorrow’s world: hydrogen in daily Life
At the heart of matter: atoms / Chemical elements and isotopes / The four fundamental interactions / Nuclear physics
What is energy? / The different forms of energy / Characteristics of the different forms of energy
Laser light / Types of laser / CEA research lasers / Industrial lasers / Useful but … take care!
Definition of radioactivity / The origins of radioelements / Applications of radioactivity
Upstream the reactor: preparing the fuel / In the reactor: fuel consumption / Downstream the reactor: reprocessing nuclear waste / Nuclear waste
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.