Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
European ＆ international partnerships
The complexity of scientific and technical issues and the importance of implementing budgets has lead the Fundamental research division (DRF) to develop European and international partnerships. Along these lines, 70% of the DRF scientific publications are co-producted with international partners.
According to an international study involving the LSCE, a reversal in the trend of terrestrial wind potential was observed in 2010. Its correlation with well-identified climatic mechanisms suggests the potential to optimize wind generation throughout the lifetime of facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.