For the first time in the world, a group of young scientists from NUST MISIS have managed to synthesize a unique MAX phase with the inclusion of elements atypical for this class of substances — vanadium and iron. The innovative composition will provide the MAX phase with additional magnetic properties. The resulting hybrid material will be used in cutting-edge spintronics and micro-electronics.
The lipid membrane of a cell is the basis of every living organism. This membrane is an amazingly intuitive “fence” through which the cell communicates with the body, eats, protects against foreign invaders, and controls the flow of substances into and out of the cell. The complexity of it all is mind-boggling. Pores — optional holes in membrane — are the main tools of this biochemical “communication”. Pores act as a kind of gateway where scientists can actively study and describe cells and their functions.
The 14th International SHiP Experiment meeting (CERN) was recently held at NUST MISIS. During the meeting, the first CERN meeting ever held in Russia, more than 50 specialists from 12 different countries discussed current projects and the details of future work.
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.
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 In place of the University’s outdated scanning electron JSM-6610LV microscope, TOKYO BOEKI has purchased a next generation JSM-IT500LA microscope worth more than $300,000 for NUST MISIS.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.
From May 27th to June 1st, 2018, the NAFSA Conference & Exhibition, an annual conference on international education, was held in Philadephia (USA). For the fourth time, NUST MISIS representatives took part in the conference as part of the joint stand of the Competitiveness Enhancement Program of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers. The University’s representatives also held business meetings with current and potential partners.
NUST MISIS scientists and their colleagues from the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) have proved the high toxicity of silver nanoparticles by conducting an experiment with embryos of Danio fish (Danio rerio). The research results are published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials.