The CEA is the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique). It is a public body with a budget of over Euros 3.3 billion and over 15,000 employees including 1,017 PhD students and 278 post-docs. A leader in research, development and innovation, the CEA mission statement has two main objectives : To become the leading technological research organization in Europe and to ensure that the nuclear deterrent remains effective in the future. The civilian programs of the CEA receive about 55 % of their funding from the French government, and 35 % from external sources (partner companies and the European Union). The remaining 10 % is provided from a fund dedicated to the decommissioning and clean-up of civilian nuclear plants. The military programs are mainly funded directly by the French Ministry of Defense.
CEA/LITEN is composed of 550 employees with 62M Euro budget. CEA-LITEN is a Technical Research Laboratory focusing on:
New technologies for Energy:
Batteries, fuel cells and photovoltaic energy. Miniaturization of such energy devices is one of the main LITEN goals: miniature batteries, micro fuel cells, miniature thermoelectric generators.... Nanomaterials development and optimization of materials for advanced lithium battery, flexible batteries and other energy sources are also part of the LITEN research activities. Nanosurfaces, high gradient temperature environment, miniature energy recovery technology, silicon nanofibres, multiquantum wells are other technologies develop in LITEN for new energy applications.
Organic Electronic Devices:
LITEN offers interested customers a set of options to evaluate and develop the next generation of organic electronic: Flexible polymer electronics - polymer optoelectronics, printed electronics for low cost new technology applications - smart fabrics.
CEA-LITEN's mission is to provide innovation and facilitate its transfer to industry. Our device experts have an understanding of the relationship between structure-property and device performance.