Our Sol-Gel research activities started around 1985. The main objective of the research group at
that moment was to provide reliable AR coating solutions satisfying the high power
Laser project needs. The group build during the years a
strong expertise in Sol-Gel Chemistry and processing with a worldwide
The Sol-Gel technologies developed at CEA found applications in
variety of industrial sectors. Since September 2000 the group has its own building constituted
of 1300 Sq m. lab facilities
Conceive and develop Sol-Gel synthesis routes for
new inorganic materials.
Develop functional coatings on glass, plastics or metals with tailored optical (High power lasers), mechanical or electrical properties.
Elaboration of stabilized colloidal particles in solution.
Hybrids (Inorganic-Organic materials)
Sol-Gel Deposition techniques for large area
coating including: Dipping, Spinning and laminar flow.
Physicochemical characterization of sol-gel solution and derived films
1300 sq m laboratory surface
Sol-Gel chemistry lab
400 sq m Clean rooms area
One clean room devoted to large area (1m²) coatings by dipping.
One clean room devoted to large area (diam. 400 mm) coatings by spinning.
One clean room devoted to large area (width 400 mm) coating by laminar flow.
Technology available for
various Industrial Applications
Antireflective, reflective, Scratch resistant,
hydrophobic, corrosion protection, encapsulation (barrier coatings), anti
static, ferroelectric etc