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The micro energy source platform brings together at a single location all of the resources necessary to design power supply systems for smart cards, sensors, laptop computers, and more. The 1,000 sq. m platform is home to around 30 pieces of equipment suitable for scaling up these technologies for industrial manufacturing.
The platform develops micro batteries and micro fuel cells, with a sharp focus on enhancing materials to improve performance. The platform leverages technologies like thin-layer deposition for batteries and investigates ways to improve fuel-cell catalyst and collector performance and lifespans.
The advanced equipment available at the platform includes a five-PVD chamber unit capable of depositing a series of thin layers. The platform can develop processes through to industrial scale-up and works with two major partners, STMicroelectronics on micro batteries measuring around a hundred microns thick, and Intelligent Energy on fuel-cell chargers for mobile electronic devices.
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Micro batteries (from a few μWh to 100 mWh) and micro fuel cells (from 5 W to 100 W)
Around 30 pieces of equipment, including PVD-CVD
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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.