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Developing materials for future fast reactors is the other challenge facing the researchers at the CEA, who already have the benefit of feedback. It is a question of designing high-performance materials which are totally reliable and safe, especially those containing fuel or in contact with the sodium coolant. ODS steels appear to be excellent candidates.
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.