Science achievements

NeuroChat Bears the Bell at CES Asia

The NeuroChat, a NUST MISIS and Neurotrend joint development designed for patients with speech and movement disorders, has taken first place in the “Health” section at CES Asia, the world`s largest exhibition for consumer electronics and technologies.

NUST MISIS to Create National Center of Technological Initiative for Quantum Communications

NUST MISIS will create a National Center of Technological Initiative for end-to-end “Quantum Communication” technology. The University won the Russian Venture Company contest, which was held with the Russian government’s support for the National Center of Technological Initiative. The Center’s planned financing is approximately 2 billion Rubles from now to 2020.

NUST MISIS Scientists Scan Perhaps the Oldest Christian Temple in Russian Territory

NUST MISIS scientists, in collaboration with colleagues from both the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Dagestan State University, have conducted an experiment with the help of muon radiography method (a modern method of scanning the internal structure of substances) that could turn out to be substantial. The research group non-invasively scanned the hidden space underground the northwestern part of the Naryn-Kala fortress (Derbent). The team is currently processing the information from the sensors.

Patent of the Week: Drilling in Diamonds

The Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) recognized the Russian Federation patent 2625832 as patent of the week (April 30th, 2018 to May 6th, 2018). This patent is NUST MISIS`s “Drill bit reinforced with diamond-cutting elements” development (authors: Polushin N.I., Maslov A.L., Laptev A.I., Kushkhabiev A.S., Kotelnikova O.S., Varshavskiy Y.S.).

A universal design for superconducting qubits has been created

An international group of scientists from Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany have presented an alternative qubit design which can be used to build a quantum computer. Nano-wires made of superconductors are the design’s main elements. In the first experiments, the new superconductor qubit proved to be no worse than the traditional one built on Josephson junctions.

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.

How to Process Data from the Large Hadron Collider

On March 22nd, 2018, lectures and a teleconference with specialists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) were held at NUST MISIS. Lyceum and gymnasium students, as well as students from schools with advanced physics & mathematics programs learned how the Large Hadron Collider helps us study the properties of the Universe.

NUST MISIS Scientists Discover a Method of Mass and Cheap Production of Nanoparticles

In search of the perfect metallic glass—amorphous metal—scientists from NUST MISIS and Tohoku University (Japan) came together to revolutionize the production of nanometals and to improve several related technologies. The research results conducted by the international team of scientists led by Professor Dmitri Luzgin are published in Intermetallics.

Quantum Biology: Superconducting Qubits Help to Explain Photosynthesis

An international team of quantum physicists have learned how to simulate processes which can help to decipher the mechanisms of photosynthesis. By creating a system based only on a single superconducting qubit at almost absolute zero temperature, scientists have managed to propel the quantum mechanical modeling of natural processes to a new level. The research article on the results was published in NatureCommunications.

NUST MISIS Metallurgists First in the World Develop a Unique Furnace for the Highly Efficient Recycling of Industrial Waste

More than 95% of cast-iron in the world is still produced in blast furnaces. Modern blast furnaces are powerful units that produce tons of cast-iron daily, but they require prepared, high-quality raw materials like agglomerate cakes, steel pellets, and iron. Recycling industrial waste that contains iron (of which Russian enterprises alone produce more than 5 million tons of annually) is economically and technologically irresponsible and next-to-impossible in blast furnaces.

NUST MISIS Inventions Awarded Two Gold Medals at iENA-2017

NUST MISIS took part at the 69th International Trade Fair “Ideas — Inventions — New Products —2017”, which was held from November 2nd — 5th, 2017, in Nuremberg (Germany). iENA is one of the world`s oldest major exhibitions of inventions and innovations, annually demonstrating the latest achievements in different areas of science & technology and contributing to the scientific, technological, and industrial exchanges at an international level.

Biocompatible Alloy with Elasticity Identical to Bone Tissue Developed at NUST MISIS

A group of researchers from NUST MISIS in cooperation with their colleagues from Canada have developed an alloy with shape memory that has the same elasticity as bone tissue. Developed only from biocompatible metals — titanium, zirconium and niobium — due to its biochemical properties, the alloy can significantly extend the service life of medical implants.

NUST MISIS Scientists First in the World Learn How to Create Two-Dimensional Materials with Controlled Semiconductor Properties

Humanity already knows how to turn light into electricity and how to create batteries without chemical reactions, but these devices have very low efficiency. Nanomaterials based on two-dimensional structures show the most promising characteristics, however they are very difficult to obtain, and scientists struggle to control their properties.

NUST MISIS Scientists Invent How to Determine Catalytic Activity of Potential Catalysis without Experiments

The search for catalysts of chemical reactions is a classical example of empirical science, when to discover a response it is necessary to act through an exhaustive search or, as scientists joke, through unending trial and error. Materials which have very similar properties can have completely different catalytic activity. Up until now, scientists have only been able to measure this activity.

NUST MISIS Presents a Supercapacitor for New All-Composite Aircraft at MAKS-2017

From July 18th-21st, 2017, in Zhukovsky, and held with the support of Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017, NUST MISIS presented 30 scientific-technological developments for the aerospace industry, including a new type of combined power sources for launching aviation technologies under conditions of the Extreme North. On July 19th, NUST MISIS scientists held a roundtable dedicated to electricity storage for aerodrome equipment and aerial vehicles.