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Human Heat to Electric Energy: New Materials Will Power Gadgets Uninterruptedly

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (Russia) together with their colleagues from Lulea University of Technology (Sweden) and Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) developed the world’s first thermoelectric material with ordered nanotubes. Due to the polymer nature, it is flexible, and the addition of nanotubes several times increases its electrical conductivity. In the future, this material can be used to charge mobile devices without an additional power source: one such bracelet or case would allow one to charge their watch or phone directly from the heat of the human body. An article about the development is published in Advanced Functional Materials.

Transporting the Light Killers: Scientists Create a Unique Tandem of Organic Molecules and Nanoparticles to Fight Cancer

A team of materials scientists from NUST MISIS together with a team of chemists from MIREA-Russian Technological University have managed to combine a photosensitizer molecule (a converter capable of transmitting the energy of light quanta, available in living tissues, into oxygen and turning it into an active form and highly active radicals, which have a cytotoxic effect) with a magnetic nanoparticle to create an innovative therapeutic system to combat cancer. The nanoparticle is a controlled “locomotive” which researchers have learned to deliver locally to a tumor and track by MRI, and as a therapeutic component, the photosensitive molecule serves as an effective liquidator of pathology. The study results have already been tested in-vivo and published in the international scientific journal Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.

Metal Cells to Reduce Weight of Spacecraft and Personal Vehicles

NUST MISIS engineers have proposed an innovative strategy of an additive printing of metal parts in a complex shape: the discovered ability to print cellular structures in their basis will reduce the weight of these metal parts and give them special properties. The new additive printing will cut the metal parts’ weight in half, while allowing them to maintain their strength. This is extraordinarily promising for engineering vehicles and space crafts.

The NTI Centers for Competences to Participate in the Technical Regulation of New Markets

The NTI Centers for Competences, created on the basis of SkolTech, NUST MISIS and ITMO University, will be participating in the development of technological standards and the preparation of market and technological expertise in the NTI and digital economy spheres. A series of relevant agreements between the Centers and the “Cyber-Physical Systems” Technical Committee on the basis of RVC were announced as part of the “NTI Ecosystem” Forum held in Sochi.

How to Run Current on a Rusty Wire: NUST MISIS Physicists Discover a Fundamentally New State of Matter at Ultra-High Pressures

A research team of physicists from NUST MISIS, the Ural Branch of RAS (Russia), Tel Aviv University (Israel), the University of Bayreuth (Germany), and Linkoping University (Sweden), have discovered a completely new explanation for a generally accepted physical hypothesis — the phase transition insulator metal — described by Sir Nevill Francis Mott in 1949. New and unexpected properties of materials discovered in the study will be in demand in microelectronics and geophysics as catalysts and sensors: the research results have been published in the prestigious international journal Physical Review X.

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 Kinetica 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.