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Silicon Paradox: NUST MISIS Scientists Discover “Impossible” Material according to the Laws of Modern Chemistry

An international team of physicists and materials scientists from NUST MISIS, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Germany), Linkoping University (Sweden), and the California Institute of Technology (U.S.) has discovered an “impossible” modification of silica-coesite-IV and coasite-V materials, which shouldn’t exist if modern laws of Chemistry are correct. Their structure is an exception to the generally accepted rules for the formation of chemical bonds in inorganic materials formulated by Linus Pauling, who won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for that discovery. The research results were published in the international scientific journal Nature Communications on November 15th, 2018.

The NTI Center for Competences to Work on Russia`s Secure Communications

On October 31st, 2018, NUST MISIS hosted the opening ceremony of the National Center of Technological Initiative for Quantum Communication technology. Improvement of quantum communications facilities, training world-class specialists in the field of quantum engineering, research in the field of quantum network vulnerability, and the creation of quantum communication systems for satellites are among the Center’s main responsibilities. The center’s financing through 2022 will amount to 2 billion Rubles.

Emergency Energy Assistance: NUST MISIS Engineers Present Mobile Solar Power System

The Hevel Group and the NUST MISIS Kinetics Center of Prototyping of High Complexity together with the R&D Company “Victory” (“Pobeda”) has presented a self-contained mobile power generator that runs on solar energy. The power generator can provide 50 hours of continuous and autonomous electricity in remote geographical locations, including mountainous areas and accident sites.

OXYGEN VS. NANOCHIP: Scientists Show the Vulnerability of a Promising Two-Dimensional Semiconductor to Air, and Discover New Catalyst

For the first time ever, an international team of scientists from NUST MISIS, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the University of Namur (Belgium), and Korea Research Institute for Standards & Science has managed to trace in details the structural changes of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide under long-term environmental impact. The new data narrows the scope of its potential application in microelectronics and at the same time opens up new prospects for the use of two-dimensional materials as catalysts. The research results have been published in the international scientific journal Nature Chemistry.

Spotting the Virus:Russian-Canadian Research Development to Increase the Effectiveness of Viral Cancer Therapy

Scientists have learned how to observe the processes of oncolytic viruses in cancer cells in real time. For the first time ever, a group of scientists from NUST MISIS and the University of Calgary (Canada) has managed to apply the technique of intravital microscopy to study the interaction of oncolytic viruses with both tumor and healthy cells of the body. The researchers have presented a technological development that can visually observe how the virus behaves in the tissues of a living organism. The research results have been published in international scientific journal Molecular Therapy Oncolytics.

NUST MISIS Scientists Present Metamaterial for Solar Cells and Nanooptics

A research team from the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Superconducting Metamaterials led by Alexey Basharin, Senior Lecturer and Candidate of Technical Sciences, has developed a metamaterial-dielectric that has unique characteristics and is easy to manufacture. This ease of access will allow researchers to use it to create the latest optical devices. The research results were published in Laser&Photonics Reviews.

PhD Degree Studies at NUST MISIS Led by World Leading Scientists

NUST MISIS is launching a new project to enroll students in postgraduate degree programs led by the University`s leading scientists. These programs will offer the unique opportunity to work as part of international research groups in world-class laboratories, as well as to do internships in leading American and European universities. Some of the laboratories even provide scholarships that are worth up to 30,000 Rubles a month.

Russia`s Only JEOL Microscope JSM-IT500LA to Operate at NUST MISIS

The TOKYO BOEKI company, who NUST MISIS has been cooperating with for over 10 years, has upgraded the instruments at the NUST MISIS International School for Microscopy. In place of the University’s outdated scanning electron JSM-6610LV microscope, TOKYO BOEKI has purchased a next generation JSM-IT500LA microscope worth more than $300,000 for NUST MISIS. Both NUST MISIS and TOKYO BOEKI have signed an agreement on strategic cooperation between Russia and Japan.

Expert Mining Council Highly Values Integration of the College of Mining into the World’s Scientific and Educational Community

Members of the Expert Mining Council, which met on March 28th, 2018 at NUST MISIS, have highly valued the results of the NUST MISIS College of Mining’s transformation and its integration into the world’s scientific and educational community. Leonid Vaisberg, member of the NUST MISIS International Scientific Advisory Council, noted that the university’s strategy for modernizing the mining field is flourishing after 4 years of integration.

NUST MISIS to Head Technical Committee on the Standardization of “Solid Mineral Fuel”

At the initiative of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, NUST MISIS is now heading the technical committee on the standardization of “Solid Mineral Fuel” that started operations earlier this year. Anatoly Yanovsky, Deputy Minister of Energy, announced the development during the 26th International Scientific Symposium "Miner`s Week-2018"`s plenary session. NUST MISIS Professor Svetlana Epshtein has been appointed as the committee’s head.

Russia and European Union Allocate 12.5 Million Euros to Fight Against Viruses

The European Union and Russia have announced three new joint projects devoted to the fight against human immunodeficiency viruses, hepatitis, and triggers of tuberculosis as part of Horizon 2020, the largest EU research program. The program representatives spoke about their plans for 2018-2020 and cooperation with Russia during a recent seminar held at NUST MISIS.

Supercomputer Super Modeling: World-Leading Materials Scientists -Theorists Come to NUST MISIS

World leading experts in the field of computer modeling, together with NUST MISIS’s young scientists, recently convened to discuss the problems stemming from the calculations of complex structures and ways to solve these problems as part of the 3rd International Conference on Electronic Structure Theory for the Accelerated Development of Materials: A New Tool in Materials Science.

Mikhail Kovalchuk, President of NRC “Kurchatov Institute”: “MegaScience Projects are Attempts to Overcome Humanity’s Resource Crisis”

MegaScience projects are the scientific community’s attempt to respond to global challenges facing humanity. Only with the help of projects of a MegaScience level is it possible to overcome the resource crisis which otherwise will inevitably lead to global catastrophe. Mikhail Kovalchuk, President of the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, announced this thesis at the opening ceremony of the IV international conference “Crystal physics and the deformation behavior of promising materials”.