"Spicy world of NanoScience"
The first Russian research centre was established based on the “Kurchatov Institute” National Research Centre. It also includes the B. P. Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Gatchina); the Institute for High Energy Physics (Protvono); and the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Moscow). Today, this structure embraces about 10.000 people. Mikhail Kovalchuk, director of the newly-established entity, spoke on the opportunities open for…Continue
Added by Natalia Nanorf.ru on April 25, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments
Imagine a small notebook about ten pages thick. Each page is filled with some symbols. Is it possible to read the text in each page without actually opening the notebook? Yes, it is, says Eduard Rau, leading scientific associate at the joint Microscopy and Electronic Microtomography laboratory of the Physics Department, Moscow State University. Professor Rau led the development of an original method of noncontact nondestructive sample test. But in this case, however, the researchers…Continue
Added by Natalia Nanorf.ru on April 18, 2011 at 8:15am — No Comments
All contemporary microelectronics is based on utilization of single-crystalline silicon, and it is unlikely that any other semiconductor will be able to supplant it in near future. During the past few years, researchers at Belgorod State University (BelGU) have been investigating properties of carbonic coatings applied upon silicon. Such coatings enable to make the material harder and more resistant to mechanical failure. Besides, the…Continue
Added by Natalia Nanorf.ru on April 11, 2011 at 5:52am — No Comments
Researchers at the Institute of Automation and Electrometry (Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences) and the Institute of Organic Chemistry (Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences) have for the first time designed a chemical sensor based on optical fiber, which selectively reacts to butylamine presence. The research has been sponsored by the…Continue