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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation.
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Media kits | Nuclear energy | Materials | Nuclear reactors
How can we describe materials? They play a vital role in civil nuclear engineering. The safety of nuclear power plants, not to mention their lifespan and their performance depend on materials! Researchers at the Nuclear Energy Division (DEN) in Saclay are able to study, develop and qualify a broad range of materials (metal alloys, composite materials, oxides, etc.) intended for both current and future reactors, thanks to the CEA's unique set of equipment.
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.