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Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (FRance)
LAB and RESEARCH
Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique
The French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) is a public research organization of a scientific, technical and industrial nature. A major player in research, development and innovation, the CEA is active in four areas: defense and security, low-carbon energy (nuclear and renewable), technological research for industry and fundamental research (material and life sciences). With its recognized expertise, the CEA is involved in setting up collaborative projects with numerous academic and industrial partners.
CEA EXPERIMENTAL EQUIPMENT
The experimental chamber, CASTOR, is used to analyze thin layers in the nanometer range, using monochromatic X-rays provided at the Metrology beamline of SOLEIL synchrotron facility.
The experimental approach combining X-ray reflectivity (XRR) and grazing Incidence X-Ray Fluorescence (GIXRF) provide compositional and structural information on the analyzed samples.
The goniometer CASTOR
PEOPLE and LIFE
Yves Ménesguen, CEA Researcher