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Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, France

The Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) is a public body established in October 1945 by General Charles de Gaulle.

A leader in research, development and innovation, the CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defence and security, information technologies and health technologies. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research. In 2009, the total CEA workforce consisted of 15 718 employees with a budget of 3.9 billion Euros.

The CEA-LIST (Laboratoire d'Intégration des Systèmes et des Technologies) is a research centre specialising in software systems and technologies with vital societal and economic implications.

The 450 researchers, engineers and technicians from CEA-LIST perform research work in partnership with major industrial players in the nuclear, automotive, aeronautical, security, defence and medical fields and thus investigate and develop innovative solutions corresponding to their requirements. Activities span from conceptual design of systems to pre-industrial prototypes. CEA-LIST promotes technology transfer and encourages innovation, particularly by assisting the emergence of start-up companies.

Role in project

CEA will be in charge of the development of RN sensors within Work Package 5 (Sensors). CEA will closely collaborate with the team of sensor manufacturers involved in the project as well as with the user partners to collect requirements and specifications.

CEA List will work on the modelling of a new sensor design based on plastic scintillator:

  • optimized sensor geometry adapted to the usage case 2
  • optimized algorithms designed to take into account the sensitivity and time response
  • improve the signal extraction from the high level of background
  • improve the process to have a pseudo-gamma-rays spectrometry