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Materials are everywhere, making them a substantial source of leverage to overcome challenges like protecting the environment and making sustainable use of raw materials, improving product performance, and introducing innovative product features.
CEA Tech is helping to minimize the use of certain resources by developing alternative materials, new additive manufacturing processes to reduce waste, and new recycling methods. CEA Tech researchers are also developing new, more energy-efficient raw-materials transformation processes to reduce environmental impacts. Other CEA Tech programs are focusing on ways to implement new materials and to create others (through novel assembly techniques and formulations) with specific properties (insulation, energy harvesting, lighter weight, better resistance).
CEA-Liten, a CEA Tech institute, helped develop a novel carbon-free, platinum-nanotube electrode to reduce the amount of platinum in PEMFCs (proton exchange membrane fuel cells) and augment the fuel cells’ performance.
In research conducted for the EU INTEGRAL project, Liten, a CEA Tech institute, helped scale up second-generation thermoelectric materials and validation-test their use on functional thermoelectric generator demonstrators.
Resistive memory with revolutionary properties is made possible by a phenomenon known as ovonic threshold switching, or OTS. Researchers at Leti, a CEA Tech institute, recently shed new light on the topic.
Microelectronics manufacturers can now access exceptional nanoparticle detection and characterization resources to test their gas and liquid effluents.
The European large-scale research initiative BATTERY 2030+ presents the long-term research roadmap that outlines the actions needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
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.