Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Scientists at IRIG have observed, to a resolution of 0.5 nanometres, the interactions between the influenza virus genome and its associated proteins. This opens the way to a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the replication of this virus with high pandemic potential.
The CEA and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) are continuing their successful collaboration in the research area of artificial intelligence, data analytics and simulation.
Researchers at Irig have developed an original synthesis that enables them to produce indium phosphide quantum dots that are larger than ever before. These components, which emit up to the near infrared, are of interest both for photovoltaics and in vivo imaging.
The CEA coordinates the European project COUNTERACT which aims to reinforce the European Union’s preparedness for nuclear, radiological, biological and chemical (NRBC) threats.
The CEA/RIKEN bi-annual workshop on High Performance Computing (HPC), Quantum Computing (QC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) gathered 35 researchers online and in Kobe. CEA and RIKEN signed an agreement on January 2022 to collaborate in the field of AI, big data, QC and HPC, renewing for five more years a collaboration running since 2017.
CEA and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) are joining forces to advance science, from fundamental research on emerging and future computer architectures to application modeling. To this end, CEA and FZJ have established AIDAS, a joint virtual laboratory in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, scalable simulation and quantum computing. AIDAS held its fifth annual workshop in Saclay on 27 and 28 September 2022.
Researchers at Iramis, CEA-Liten and their partners in Nantes have shown that it is possible to quickly select the best electrolyte for a lithium-ion battery by gamma irradiation. The production of dihydrogen therefore provides a marker of the electrolyte’s performance.
Physicists at the CEA-Irig and their partners in Grenoble (CEA-Leti, CNRS, UGA) have shown that it is possible to trap individual bacteria and measure their response to stress using silicon photonic crystals. This disruptive technique, which does not require cell culture, opens the way to rapid antibiotic resistance tests.
Researchers at the CEA-Irig have succeeded in combining the dynamics of microtubules and actin filaments in a cell-sized compartment, allowing them to position the “microtubule-organizing center”.
Nearly a year after its first images were obtained with a simple validation radiofrequency (RF) coil, NeuroSpin’s Iseult 11.7-tesla MRI is now equipped with an 8-transmit and 32-receive RF coil array integrated in a local magnetic shim array that will allow it to reach its full potential. Here we look back at this development, a technological feat achieved by CEA-Joliot and CEA-Irfu.
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.