From research to industry
The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.
Discover the main research areas on which the CEA works.
Find the latest scientific and institutional news of the CEA.
The CEA publishes various scientific and technical periodicals and videos. Through them, you can discover the CEA’s major research topics and the latest technological innovations produced by its laboratories.
News | Newsletter | CEA Research News | European ＆ international partnerships | New technologies | Computing | Cross-functional disciplines | Micro-nanotechnologies | Spintronics | Micro-nanoelectronics
Encoding information in the spin of a single electron, or hole, using proven microelectronic technology is the first objective of the European project MOS-QUITO. Thanks to the production of a dual-gate silicon MOS transistor, allowing for the initialisation, manipulation and reading of the spin of a hole using two quantum dots in series, MOS-QUITO paved the way towards large-scale integration of quantum bits.
corresponding to the fact that it can only turn in one direction or in the 'other. This property can be used to obtain new functionalities, for example to code, process or transmit information. A wide variety of innovative devices using electron spin can be realized. These devices combine magnetic materials that serve as a polarizer or spin analyzer and conductive, insulator or semiconductor materials.
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.