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Nanoparticles can be naturally-occurring or produced by human activity. Today, nanoparticles are also being integrated into materials. CEA Tech began addressing nanosafety long before there were any laws or regulations on the issue. The purpose of this work is to mitigate nanoparticle exposure, whether it concerns workers, consumers, or the environment.CEA Tech researchers address the entire product lifecycle, from materials synthesis to product use (nanoparticle release testing) to end-of-lifecycle recycling. Production is also a key focus area, with the goal of making production processes safer and developing better individual and collective protective equipment. CEA Tech’s nanosafety R&D promotes responsible, smart use of nanoproducts in people’s day-to-day lives.
In research conducted for the EU INTEGRAL project, Liten, a CEA Tech institute, helped scale up second-generation thermoelectric materials and validation-test their use on functional thermoelectric generator demonstrators.
Coriolis Nano, commercialized by Bertin Technologies, was developed by Leti, a CEA Tech institute. The device, which can detect airborne viruses, could help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Reliable and reproducible nanomaterials characterization protocols have been developed at Liten and are now available to businesses for their nanomaterials testing campaigns.
A new fingerprint analysis technology based on piezoelectric nanowires was developed in research conducted under the EU PiezoMAT project. The advance will pave the way for the development of sensors with resolutions in excess of 500 dpi.
Leti, a CEA Tech institute, developed and patented an innovative shield to protect the backsides of secure chips from physical attacks. The system was demonstrated to be effective, paving the way toward its future integration into the most critical types of integrated circuits.
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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.