Science

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.

Piercing at the Blink of an Eye: NUST MISIS Scientists Develop New Technology of Alloy Steel Rolling

A research team from the NUST MISIS Department of Pressure Metal Treatment has developed a new technology which simplifies the process of hot rolling seamless pipes made of alloy and high-alloy steel. The consistent use of two mandrels, tools that turn an unruly steel billet into a hollow “sleeve”, is a distinctive feature of the technology. The research article on this development to accelerate the process and improve the wear resistance of tools has been published in The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

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.

Durability Test: Scientists Discover How to Predict Life of Implants without Animal Testing

An international team of researchers consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS and TU Dortmund University has developed a technology to study the behavior of orthopedic implants in laboratory conditions as close as possible to the human body. The technology is notable for its ethics: the research can be carried out in vitro — that is, without involving lab animals. The research article has been published in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

HUNTING “DARK” MATTER: NUST MISIS and CERN Open Enrollment for a Unique Joint Program in Engineering-Physics

NUST MISIS and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), in partnership with international educational centers such as INFN, “Federico II” University of Naples, the University of Zurich, and the Imperial College of London have announced the start of the fall session of a joint educational program. The course’s main goal is to train young specialists to develop advanced technologies and materials in the search for new physical effects in CERN experiments.

Young NUST MISIS Scientist Named “Metallurgist of the Year”

Alexander Komissarov, head of the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Hybrid Nanostructured Materials, has been named the winner of the first annual “Metallurgist of the Year” award in the “Metal Chemistry” nomination. The Russian consulting company “Aksalit” and Ural Federal University, named after Boris Yeltsin, the first President of the Russian Federation, are the competition’s founders.