Science achievements

NUST MISIS Scientists Develop New Approach for the Evaluation of Coal Fuel Quality

The properties of extracted coal change with the passing of time, which greatly affects the quality of coal fuel, increases the production cost of electricity, and leads to additional environmental damage. Moreover, coal sometimes ignites spontaneously. The proper evaluation of coal fuel properties, as well as the risk of spontaneous combustion are just a few applied aspects of the work conducted by a group of NUST MISIS scientists led by Professor Svetlana Epshtein.

Five NUST MISIS Developments Receive Gold Medals at “Archimedes” Salon

All five NUST MISIS developments presented at the XXth Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies “Archimedes” received gold medals. NUST MISIS was also awarded one of Salon’s most prestigious prizes —The Cup “For active work on the development of invention and rationalization activities in the Region”. The Cup symbolizes the recognition of the high level, scientifically-important, and innovative developments of the University, as well as the University’s successful management of its intellectual activity.

Savings on Blood: Scientists Develop Effective System of Biomaterial Delivery to Laboratories

Materials scientists from NUST MISIS, together with colleagues from the Department of Chemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University, have developed a cheap and qualitative method of delivering blood samples and other biological fluids at any distance to be analyzed in laboratories. The developed method is similar to the technology of obtaining dry blood spots, which has already proven useful in neonatal screening.

Creation of a New Family of Substances is Experimentally Proved

For the first time ever, the representative of a family of 2D substances — copper oxide — was experimentally obtained. The substance has already demonstrated some unusual properties which can not only expand the field of experiments with graphene, but also can set a new direction in microelectronics. An article on the achievement of the scientists from NUST MISIS, FSBI TISNCM, IBCP RAS, and international colleagues from NIMS (Japan) was published in the prestigious journal NanoScale.

How Fullerite Becomes Harder Than Diamond

Physicists have simulated the structure of a new material based on fullerite and single crystal diamond to show how this material can obtain ultrahigh hardness. This discovery allows the estimations the potential conditions for obtaining ultrahard materials. The results were published in the Carbon journal.

NUST MISIS Scientists Create Metamaterial for Ultra-Efficient Lasers

Humanity has faced a number of completely new problems when increasing the speed of transmitting information. Waves, flying through matter at high speeds, initiate the generation of secondary radiation, which interferes with a signal’s linear energy transmission, scattering it. Scientists at NUST MISIS are working to better understand, strengthen, and use this nonlinear system response. An article on the results of their studies has already been published in Scientific Reports.

Young NUST MISIS Scientists Receive the Moscow Government Award for the Development of Betavoltaic Converters

Sergey Legotin, a Candidate of Technical Sciences and an Associate Professor at the NUST MISIS Department of Semiconductor Electronics and Semiconductor Physics, and Andrey Krasnov, a PhD Student at NUST MISIS, have received the 2016 Moscow Government Award for young scientists. Their project, aimed at the development of betavoltaic converters for an independent power supply in the category “Aviation and Space Technology”, has already received 1 million Rubles.

NUST MISIS Scientists Develop “Eternal” Accelerator on the Basis of Nanomaterials

A group of NUST MISIS scientists led by Professor Alexander Mukasyan has produced a unique accelerator by developing self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS). The accelerator doesn’t degrade and doesn’t get polluted during the working process, and this is the reason why it operates ten times longer than ordinary accelerators. It has been working intensively for several years, hence why it is jokingly called “eternal”. Accelerators are used to obtain nanomaterials, as well as for the after combustion process in vehicles. Additionally, they reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

Airborne Thermometer to Measure Arctic Temperatures

Russian scientists from NUST MISIS, MIPT and Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have compared the effectiveness of several techniques of remote water temperature detection based on laser spectroscopy and evaluated various approaches to spectral profile interpretation. The paper detailing the study was published in Optics Letters.

NUST MISIS Scientists Develop Technology to Slash Production Prices of Smartphone Displays

The basis for modern Smartphone displays are artificial sapphires (monocrystalline corundum), which are acquired from high-purity aluminum oxide. These artificial sapphires are the main component of light emitted diode (LED) and the protective glass of modern gadgets. As Russia lacks large-capacity production of this raw material, companies have to buy it abroad at a high price. But NUST MISIS has begun to develop high-purity aluminum oxide, and the patented import-substituting technology will allow the university to provide domestic producers of monocrystalline corundums with the necessary raw materials.