International Group on Research Reactors
Neutrons, as compared to X-rays, electron beams or light … display a particular property: being without electrical charge, they deeply penetrate most materials.
This means that large samples of semi-finished products or even components can undergo neutronic testing. No prior surface treatment is required and tests are non-destructive.
The results are applied in varied fields such as:
Study of carbon nanotubes propertiesStudy of magnetic correlations in superconductorsStudy of surfactantsCrystallography and under constraint modifications / Measurement of residual constraintsSetting of new polymersGeneral support to nanotechnologiesOther.
HFR:horizontal section and channels
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.