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The conversion of thermal energy into electrical energy would make it possible to overcome the problem posed by the intermittency of solar or wind energy. Different paths are currently being studied, and a new concept has just been proposed: a hybrid near-field thermophotovoltaic/thermionic device.

CSTB's mission is to guarantee the quality and safety of buildings. The role of the scientific council is to carry out a scientific evaluation of its research programs.

Solutions that are more respectful of our environment exist to promote the development of low-carbon cities, which should be resilient to climate change.

An unexpected impact of nanocomposite structuring on their ability to transport heat has been highlighted. This work is the subject of an article in the journal Nanoscale.

Coordinated by Séverine Gomès, CNRS research director at CETHIL, the QUANTIHEAT project is awarded with this trophy dedicated to the best European projects carried by French teams. QUANTIHEAT has brought together around twenty partners from nine European countries. The aim was to better understand and measure thermal phenomena at the nanoscale, which are particularly important to consider in many technologies. The "Stars of Europe trophy" was presented on behalf of the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Frédérique Vidal on December 5th at a ceremony at the Quai Branly Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris.