Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Nuclear physicists at the GANIL facility/Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe (IRFU) are using a heavy-ion accelerator to recreate experiment conditions in order to probe the physics of dying massive stars, before they explode (in a supernova).
The CEA, working with ENS Paris-Saclay, and the universities of Rennes and San José (USA), has developed new light-emitting molecules with properties that improve the energy consumption and light production of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). This is the first study correlating the structure and properties of this type of material, which has a promising future in display technologies
Inaugurated in March 2019, the joint laboratory between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore and CEA displays its first series of publications co-signed by researchers from NTU, CEA-Iramis, ICSM and DES in Marcoule.
Publication of a large set of interdisciplinary simulations to which researchers from LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ) have contributed offers an opportunity to assess the future impact of the melting of the polar ice caps. What are the trends and uncertainties?
A bacterium present in our intestinal macrobiota produces a particularly interesting antibiotic: Ruminococcin C1. Explanations from CEA-Irig.
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AGRONOMY | ENVIRONMENT
The recently launched EU-funded project GAIN4CROPS aims to improve photosynthetic efficiency of the oil crop sunflower using nature-inspired solutions and innovative breeding techniques. The 5-year 8M € project, funded under the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, will pave the way for the introduction of strategic crops which might decrease the use of major resources in agriculture: land, nitrogen, and water.
SYNCHROTRON | TOOLS ＆ RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS | CHARACTERISATION
This summer, after being shut down for 20 months, the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) has once again opened its doors to scientists, boasting an X-ray source that is one hundred times more brilliant than before (the EBS, Extremely Brilliant Source). Researchers at the Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (CEA-IRIG) are involved in designing new experiments using the new beamlines, which are smaller, more brilliant and more coherent.
SPINTRONICS | NEW TECHNOLOGIES | MICRO-NANOELECTRONICS
On August 19, 2020, the European consortium SpinTronicFactory, led by the French laboratories Spintec (CEA, CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes) and Thales-CNRS Joint Unit (Palaiseau), published an ambitious spintronics road map in Nature Electronics. The field, at the frontier between magnetism and microelectronics, is coming of age, and offers wide possibilities for innovation.
PHARMACOLOGY | INFECTIOUS DISEASES
A study on the effects of hydroxychloroquine in macaques infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, used alone or in combination with azithromycin, have been published on Nature; the 22th oh july. Scientists from the CEA, CNRS, Inserm, Institut Pasteur, Université de Paris-Saclay, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and Aix-Marseille Université have been involved in the study, which has been carried out under the aegis of the multidisciplinary consortium, REACTing.
MATTER ＆ THE UNIVERSE | ASTROPHYSICS | CONTENT OF THE UNIVERSE | STARS
How is the magnetic field generated inside the Sun? By which mechanisms does it create solar spots and eruptions of magnetised clouds and particles? To find out, the European consortium Wholesun, coordinated by the CEA, is developing numerical models of the star in its entirety using the most powerful supercomputers. The numerical models will be used in combination with observations from Solar Orbiter, an ESA satellite launched on 10 February 2020.
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.