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Materials and processes
Nanomaterials are crucial to giving materials the specific properties required for certain applications. These properties can include lower melting temperatures and a higher surface-to-volume ratio, useful in catalysis. CEA Tech institute Liten is developing nanomaterials synthesis processes employing the most “nano-safe” approach possible. This entails using liquid-phase synthesis reactors and reactors equipped with confinement systems if gaseous-phase processes cannot be avoided. Insofar as possible, the various steps in the synthesis process are carried out without removing the material from the confined environment.
For example, Liten researchers have successfully grown very dense carbon-nanotube carpets from a substrate. The carbon nanotubes, which offer excellent electrical conductivity, are woven into thread that could ultimately be used to make electrical wire to replace today’s copper wire.
Leti, a CEA Tech institute, recently demonstrated nanoprinting as a potential technology for fabricating complex electronic components...
DNA molecules are found in all cells. And they could soon find their way into microelectronics. Researchers from Leti, a CEA Tech institute, are partnering with colleagues at INAC, an institute of CEA Sciences (the CEA’s basic research division), to explore how!
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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.