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Several pieces of new equipment have been installed on the 300 mm line in the cleanroom at Leti, a CEA Tech institute. The new equipment will position Leti to offer semiconductor companies an even broader range of services to meet their needs.
A characterization method using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was developed to observe the formation of metal lithium in the electrodes of lithium-ion elements during operation. The insights gained will be used to extend electrode lifespans.
The PEP’s automated biological sample preparation kit has been released. The result of three years of research and development backed by the people at Y.SPOT and financed by the Carnot Network, the kit won an “Innovation Best Team Practices” award in the Products and Services category from the Paris Innovation Directors’ Club on September 5, 2019.
A battery abuse-testing platform recently set up in cooperation with Serma Technologies will put batteries to the test in extreme conditions in order to assess their behavior. The platform, housed in a dedicated building, recently completed its first tests on battery modules.
The first-ever proof-of-concept prototypes that enable the creation of printed subsystems were recently completed using a second-generation transistor technology. This advance will pave the way toward the development of demonstrators with optimized electronic integration for specific applications.
Differential voltage measurement was used to develop models that will enable more detailed characterization of lithium-ion battery aging.
One of the missions of the Y.SPOT collaborative innovation platform is to encourage the CEA Tech institutes to work together through cross-disciplinary projects. Structural electronics is the focus of one of the first projects of this kind to be run under the Y.SPOT initiative.
Manual non-destructive testing (NDT) is widely used in industry, and relies heavily on procedures and on the operator’s skill level. Real-time monitoring and augmented reality tools were recently developed to assist operators with their NDT tasks.
Solar photovoltaic cells made using perovskite material are naturally resistant to electronic radiation, making them a potentially-attractive alternative to the multi-junction cells used in space applications.
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.