• CEA - Saclay Center

  • Activities at the Saclay centre have been organised around two key subjects: simulation and materials. The centre's motto: simulation and fundamental sciences for nuclear energy. The nuclear activities on this site employ about one thousand people, including four hundred researchers in various disciplines, e.g. mathematics, physics, chemistry, mechanics, metallurgy and material sciences.

    The CEA provides the French government and industry with technical expertise and innovation in nuclear power generation systems to develop sustainable nuclear energy that is both safe and economically competitive. To meet these objectives, it is engaged in three main areas of investigation:

    • developing nuclear systems of the future - dubbed “4th generation” reactors - and their fuel cycles;
    • optimising the current nuclear fleet and fuel cycle facilities;
    • developing and operating large experimentation and simulation tools.

    As nuclear operator, the CEA also has to manage and upgrade its own fleet of nuclear facilities. It carries out numerous construction and refurbishment programmes on its facilities, together with clean-up and dismantling programmes for those that have reached the end of their service life.

  • Programme

  • JULY 1, 2016

    8:30 AM - Bus travel from Paris

    9:30 AM - Welcoming the visitors at the CEA/Saclay centre (Northern entrance)
    9:40 AM -10:20AM - Welcome coffee
    Overview of CEA/Saclay nuclear activities

    10:25 AM -11:25 AM - Visit of the LECI
    Hot laboratory mainly dedicated to characterising irradiated materials (clads, vessel internals…)

    11:30 AM -11:40 AM - Bus transfer

    11:40 AM -12:40 PM -  Visit of the Nano-innov showroom
    A showroom of 270 sq.m, allowing an overview of technology which focus on the R&D of CEA LIST teams and its spin-offs.

    12:45 PM - End of the visit and bus travel back to Paris

  • Registration

  • Registration closed

    Limited availability ! Only 30 visitors - Visit in English

    Security Information
    On the day of the visit, a valid national identity document shall be required for each member of the delegation.
    LECI visit:
    - unauthorized for pregnant women and carriers of pacemakers;
    - wear shoes with low heels.

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