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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.
Since 2006, the CEA has been published a series of multidisciplinary monographs related to civil applications of nuclear energy. Those scientific publications provide a complete overview of CEA current research in different fields in a complete, comprehensive and accessible way. They explore and summarize various complementary topics placed in their general context, such as reactors of the future, nuclear fuel, materials under irradiation or nuclear waste...
This monograph provides insight into the techniques used to characterise facilities, carry out clean-up and dismantling operations, and manage the waste resulting from these operations. It gives examples of clean-up and dismantling sites led by the CEA.
Materials are the key (or showstopper) of broad areas of industry, and, more specifically, of nuclear industry. The safety and operating time of nuclear reactors, and the feasibility of fuel cycle operations are dependent on the materials used. In this monograph, the reader will find in it a simple description of modeling methods for materials under irradiation, and of related experimental methods, as well as a few recent highlights.
This monograph describes the history of those reactors and the operating experience feedback gained with them: design, materials, instrumentation, in-service inspection, etc. The perspectives are analysed in relation to the uranium resource evolution.
This monograph gives an overview of neutronics referring to both research and applications, and highlights some outstanding results recently obtained.
Research reactors are a necessary basis for nuclear energy development and evolution. Furthermore, they stand as an unrivalled tool to produce radionuclides for medical uses such as diagnosis and radiation therapy.
As is depicted in this monograph, corrosion often looks like a patchwork of particuler cases. The corrosion issues encountered and the related investigations are presented here in various chapters dealing with the nuclear world’s major branches, and are categorised according to their phenomenoly. This monograph illustrates ongoing research work, highlighting the outstanding results recently obtained.
This monograph gives an overview of the state of knowledge in nuclear waste conditioning, and describes research work under way, highlighting the related challenges and the CEA’s recent advances
This monograph surveys current knowledge regarding in-reactor behaviour, operating limits, and avenues for R&D. It also provides illustrations of ongoing research work, setting out a few noteworthy results recently achieved.
This monograph surveys the chemical process used for spent fuel treatment, and its variants, both current, and future. It outlines currently ongoing investigations, setting out the challenges involved, and recent results obtained by CEA.
This monograph covers the current research on these types of reactors, describing the research challenges involved, the recent results achieved at the CEA and the obstacles that remain to be overcome.
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.