Research Units
The Department of Materials focuses all trades and scientific and technical expertise for the development of new materials, from design (computer modeling, synthesis, ...
Aeronautical and space systems are composed of high-tech materials subjected to severe environments and stresses.
The Department of Explosives designs, develops and manufactures pyrotechnic devices of French nuclear warheads.
The mechanical characterisation is carried out within the Laboratory for Mechanical Behaviour of Irradiated Materials (LCMI).
We study their growth process and their specific properties, especially those induced by size effects.
It is crucial, both at the fundamental level and the technology level, know design and build artificial surfaces able to interact with the external environment in a predefined way.


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