Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
CEA is based in ten research centers in France and is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense 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.As the European leader in micro and nanotechnologies, the CEA groups together fundamental research and technological innovations serving industry, to develop intelligent, miniaturised solutions in the fields of information, communication and health.
The Nanocharacterisation and Nanosafety Laboratory (L2N) is a 25 people laboratory being part of the nanomaterials elaboration group (80 people) of the Department of Technological Nanomaterials of the CEA. The “Nanosafety” team develops for toxicological studies engineered nanoparticles with adjustable surface properties and presenting an optical detection function of radioactive core (nanotracers), develops experimental devices and detection techniques, and performs transport experiments and modelling for environmental applications or for the characterization of individual equipments and filters.