LCSN is a 25 people laboratory being part of the Department of Technological Researches of the CEA. The “Nano” team of the LCSN develops and produces nanoparticles presenting an optical detection function or a radioactive core and adjustable surface
properties, called “nanotracers”. The “Nanosafety” team of the LCSN uses the tracers or directly the nanoparticles, performs transport modelling for environmental applications. It develops experimental devices, specific detection techniques for the characterization of individual protection equipments and filters and performs nanoparticle measurements around workplaces.