The Centre is currently structured into 5 themes:
- Reactive Media and Heat Transfer (MRTT)
- Energy and Heat Transfer in Industrial Systems (EHTIS)
- Heat Transfer and Energy Processes in Buildings and their Environement (TEBE)
The menu on the left allows you to get more details. Publications from the laboratory that have been uploaded to the HAL archive can also be found on the left.
Stefan-Boltzmann's law is not valid at nanoscale
The celebrated physical law, which dates from 1884, cannot be applied when the radiating bodies that exchange heat are very close.
Converting thermal radiation into electricity: a milestone is reached
Research teams from CETHIL in Lyon and IES in Montpellier have demonstrated the possibility of converting thermal radiation from a moderate temperature surface (~ 450 °C) into electrical power with an efficiency greater than 10%. By approaching the emitting surface at a short distance from the infrared photovoltaic cell, a...
"A technical approach of buildings will not be sufficient to meet the energy challenge"
Op-ed article written by Lucie Merlier, Assistant Professor at CETHIL, published in newspaper Le Monde