Scientific fields

FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS

  • nuclear physics
  • particle physics
  • advanced electronics for radiation detection and radiation effects mitigation
  • innovative data analysis methodologies

FUSION DIAGNOSTICS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • burning plasma diagnostics
  • radiation hardened detectors and electronics
  • experimental techniques for high-temperature plasmas
  • high-availability electronics for data acquisition and control

NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS MONITORING AND CONTROL

  • nuclear power plants (GEN2, GEN3, GEN3+, …)
  • GEN IV reactors (SFR, LFR, VHTR, GFR, …)
  • SMR

RESEARCH REACTORS

  • calibration and tests of mock-up sensors under laboratory conditions (thermal-hydraulic, mechanical, thermal studies)
  • radiation detection
  • in-pile measurements of physical parameters including temperature, dimensions, gas release, etc.
  • material testing reactors
  • safety experiments

NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE

  • nuclear fuel cycle facilities
  • dismantling operations
  • safeguards
  • nuclear material and spent fuel
  • radioactive wastes management
  • reprocessing plants

DECOMMISIONING, DISMANTLING AND REMOTE HANDLING

  • materials and radioactive wastes management
  • techniques and process improvements, radiological characterization, decontamination, waste treatment
  • remote handling

SAFEGUARDS, HOMELAND SECURITY

  • illicit trafficking
  • nuclear material control and characterization
  • high efficiency neutron measurements
  • nuclear fuel control and management

SEVERE ACCIDENT MONITORING

  • high temperature measurements
  • high pressure measurements
  • radiation measurement in harsh media
  • electronics hardening
  • wireless and remote robotic measurements

ENVIRONMENTAL AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

  • advancements in mass spectrometry measurements
  • application of radioactive tracers
  • radiography, imagery, tomography, …
  • methods in extreme conditions

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND OUTREACH

  • experimental sciences
  • basics in instrumentation and measurement sciences and technologies
  • measurement methods and their applications
  • PhD schools, refresh courses, summer schools
  • communicating nuclear to the public