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April 20th, 2012
Skolkovo - Russia's ‘scientific capital' to be
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

The strategic goal of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre is to concentrate international intellectual capital, thereby stimulating the development of break-through projects and technologies. In the course of implementation of the project, companies that are engaged in innovative development are discovered. After a selection process, some of these become project participants of the centre. They are provided with all assistance necessary for development. The Skolkovo Foundation and its partners transform the infrastructure, resources and other possibilities of the centre, into effective services for companies that are project participants Read the Whole Article


December 7th, 2011
Laser crystals from Novosibirsk
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

The know-how of the scientists from Novosibirsk Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (NIIC SB RAS) provide laser and scintillation crystals of extremely high quality to the world's electronic industry. Read the Whole Article


October 1st, 2011
Sixth Annual Science Festival Comes to Moscow in October
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

This year's festival once again centers upon the pressing problems of scientific research in Russia: who needs it? who pays for it? what does "scientific research" actually mean? Focusing on Natural Sciences, the Festival becomes a kind of light-hearted report compiled by the leading scientists and researchers for the society's consumption. Read the Whole Article


September 28th, 2011
NT-MDT: From instrumentation to life. Nanoeducators
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

I am starting this article with the exciting news I concluded my previous story: NT-MDT Co. recently announced that NanoEducator II - a new generation of training scientific laboratories for nanotechnology teaching - "…is the winner of the 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards, which salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year". This prestigious award (not the first one for the Company) was a successive recognition of a long and fruitful activity of the NT-MDT team in the field of not only nanoinstrumentation, but also nanoeducation. Read the Whole Article


July 21st, 2011
NT-MDT: From instrumentation to life. Educational efforts of enlightening activity.
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Not only NT-MDT is an instrumentation company, but it designs products for educators, promotes school nanoprograms in various disciplines, and tries to wear many nanotechnology hats. Their mission is "to enable researchers, engineers and developers to conduct nanoscale research by creating ever more perfect nanotechnology instrumentation. Along the way, we maintain a global perspective, always taking into consideration the needs of a student in the classroom, a researcher on the cutting edge in the laboratory, and practicalities of industrial R&D". Read the Whole Article


June 13th, 2011
2nd International School - Nano2011:Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies in Living Systems.Safety and Nanomedicine. September 19 - 24, 2011, (Moscow Region, Russia)
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

RUSNANO and Lomonosov Moscow State University organize the 2nd International School "Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies in Living Systems. Safety and Nanomedicine", which will be held on September 19-24 at Holiday Center "Zarya", Moscow region, Russia

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May 18th, 2011
Siberia- born technology of drinking water protection
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

AquaVallis is a new nanofiber-based electropositive filter material that allows water purification by removing viruses and bacteria of size many times smaller than the average pore size of the filter. Read the Whole Article


April 30th, 2011
Russian Silicon Valley: to be or not...
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Russian flagship project - creating a Russian version of Silicon Valley in Skolkovo, near Moscow - was officially started last spring. But a year on, there have been no sound results, apart from a number of memorandums of understanding signed between the Skolkovo Fund and foreign companies, including Microsoft.
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November 10th, 2010
Advanced Integrated Scanning Tools for Nano-Technology
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

AIST-NT (Advanced Integrated Scanning Tools for Nano-Technology) is a young dynamic company founded by former employees of NT-MDT with the simple goal of satisfying our customers' needs and exceeding their expectations. Read the Whole Article


November 8th, 2010
What makes major Siberian IT hub tick?
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Tomsk is one of the oldest cities in Siberia, but it was only officially opened to foreigners in 1990. Today, wooden houses which are hundreds of years old still line the streets. These are contrasted by the youthful enthusiasm of students who flock to Tomsk, the home of Siberia's first university.

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July 22nd, 2010
Connector Optics has made the first new hi-tech product delivery
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Connector Optics LLC is a hi-tech innovative company which was established in 2009 in St.Petersburg to launch the production of optical components for ultra-high speed data transmission via optical fiber networks. The co-investors are RUSNANO, VI Systems GmbH (Germany), and OJSC URALSIB (Russia).
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July 10th, 2010
Next step in nanotechnology instrumentation: Atomic Force Microscopy and X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis Integration
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

During last 20-30 years the instruments that explore or probe the surface of ultra-small samples have steadily proliferated. Physicists, chemists, and molecular biologists working in nanoscience have had to familiarize themselves with microscopes that use thermal, magnetic, capacitive, and electrochemical properties. What is next for this amazing family of SPM? Read the Whole Article


March 31st, 2010
NT-MDT demonstrates a new approach to quartz crystal microbalance design and application
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) measures a mass by detecting the change in resonance frequency of a quartz crystal resonator. The resonance is disturbed by the addition or removal of a small mass at the surface of the acoustic resonator. Frequency measurements are easily made to high precision; thus it is easy to measure mass densities down to a level of below 1 ng/cm2.

Let us elaborate on this brief description. The QCM is a simple, cost effective, high-resolution mass sensing technique based upon the piezoelectric effect. This technique provides a wide detection range: from small molecules or polymer films to much larger masses deposited on the surface. These can be complex arrays of biopolymers and bio macromolecules, even whole cells. In addition, QCM can provide information about the energy dissipating properties of the bound surface mass.

Another important and unique feature of the technique is the ability to measure mass and energy dissipation properties of films while simultaneously carrying out electrochemistry on solution samples. These measurements can describe the flow of electro polymerization of a film. They can also reveal the ions or solution transport within a film during changes in the film environment or state, including the oxidation reaction for an electro active film driven by the underlying surface potential. The past decade has witnessed an explosive growth in the application of QCM techniques to the study of a wide range of molecular systems at the solution-surface interface, in particular, biopolymer and biochemical systems.
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March 7th, 2010
Precision modification of nanotopography of polymer surface with ultraviolet radiation
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

In the Institute of Physical Problems, a method has been developed and successfully tested which is capable of smoothing asperities of poly(methyl methacrylate) surface in nanometre or subnanometre scales by means of 124 nm wavelength vacuum ultraviolet (VUV). Read the Whole Article


January 22nd, 2010
Victor Bykov (NT-MDT): It was hard, but we continue to grow!
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

The interview with Victor Bykov, General Manager of one of the leaders in Russian High Tech - NT-MDT Group of companies- was published in December 2009 by a Russian Moscow region newspaper "41". Read the Whole Article


November 30th, 2009
Favorsky Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

The A.E. Favorsky Irkutsk Institute of Chemistry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IrICh) called the Irkutsk Institute of Organic Chemistry until recently, is one of the first academic institutes in the Eastern Siberia. It was founded in 1957. Professor M. F. Shostakovsky of the Moscow Institute of Organic Chemistry, Ac. Sci. USSR, Corresponding Member, Ac. Sci. USSR, was appointed first director-organizer. A close associate of Academician A. E. Favorsky (St. Petersburg, Moscow), a classic of organic chemistry, Shostakovsky laid the basis for dynamic development of the largest Russian classic chemical school - the school of Favorsky on the Siberian ground. Soon the Institute held a world lead in the chemistry of acetylene and silicon (especially, of silico-acetylenic compounds). In 2000 the Institute was given name after A.E. Favorsky. Read the Whole Article


September 9th, 2009
South Urals polysilicon industry may be the beginning of local photovoltaics
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

The photovoltaics may soon come to the South Urals region of Russia. The ambitious plans of the regional authorities and business community envisage the establishment of a cluster whose ventures will be making everything needed for the solar power engineering. Read the Whole Article


August 21st, 2009
Victor Petrik -Russian Edison of Nanotechnology
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Dr. Petrik, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, has led scientific accomplishments in the fields of nano-carbon structures, nuclear physics, carbon sorbents, anti-Stokes Compounds, and crystallography and optical ceramics. Read the Whole Article


July 14th, 2009
Flux growth of GaN is challenging epitaxy: Russian scientists rush with the new technology
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

The new method of GaN monocrystal structures fabrication with extremely low spatial defect frequency. Read the Whole Article


June 17th, 2009
Solar Cells: New technology for cheap crystalline silicon fabrication using microwave plasma discharge
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Dramatic oil prices increase that we watched in 2008 called for alternative competing energy sources. One of them is sustainable solar energy, which in most applications is being converted to electricity using silicon photovoltaic modules. Polycrystalline silicon is a key component of solar panel construction. The photovoltaic solar industry is growing rapidly but is likely going to be very limited due to severe shortages and allocations of the polysilicon material. Read the Whole Article


June 6th, 2009
RUSNANO and RENOVA Group sign investment agreement to set up a Russia's largest solar modules manufacturing facility
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Anatoly Chubais, CEO of RUSNANO and Victor Vekselberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of RENOVA Group, signed Contract on investment and execution of participation rights (Investment Agreement) for the newly established company during St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Read the Whole Article


June 3rd, 2009
Rusnano brings innovation to financing
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

Leading the move towards creating an innovative economy became tougher for Rusnano as investment capital began drying up. But the state run engine of local innovation is looking at diversifying its sources of finance. Read the Whole Article


May 28th, 2009
Russian Angstrom Group and JSC SITRONICS might start nanochips manufacturing
Eugene Birger
Principal Analyst, NanoNewsNet.ru

There is a certain possibility that the Angstrom microelectronics plant near Moscow could launch a new production line - the chips under 90 nm technology fabrication. The Intel Corp. received a proposal to become a technological partner for "Angstrom Group": www.angstrem.ru. Read the Whole Article

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