Search by tag «Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters» 5 results

  • New by ITMO Scientists: Digital Service to Facilitate Artificial Enzymes for Industry and Medicine

    Researchers from ITMO University have developed a web platform that is capable of predicting a nanozyme’s (artificial enzyme) capability to accelerate chemical reactions – with high accuracy and in mere seconds. Apart from being free, the platform is user-friendly, as it’s equipped with a ChatGPT-based assistant. Among its applications is the development of new cancer treatments and sensors of hazardous materials. The platform was described in a paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.


  • ITMO Scientists Develop Shape-Shifting Microcapsules from Liquid Metals

    Researchers from ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and ChemBio Cluster have created liquid-metal nanoparticles that can reversibly change their shape when exposed to laser radiation. The discovered effect holds great promise for ultra-compact optoelectronic devices, smart sensors, and signal systems. The results of the study are published in Physical Chemistry Letters.


  • ITMO Scientists Create Water-Resistant Perovskite Nanocrystals

    ITMO scientists created perovskite nanocrystals that preserve their unique optical properties in water and biological fluids. This material offers new opportunities for the optical visualization of biological objects. It is an important achievement for the investigation of internal organs in living organisms and monitoring of the course of diseases. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.


  • ITMO Researchers Develop Biocompatible Support Device for Artificial Organs

    Scientists from ITMO University have used liquid metal and agarose hydrogel to design miniature resistors, capacitors, diodes, and memristors that can be embedded in artificial organs to allow the nervous system to control these implants.


  • ITMO Researchers Describe Carbon Dot Structure, Discover Red Emission Amplification Method

    Fluorescent carbon nanoparticles, also known as carbon dots, were first described in the early ‘00s. But even today, scientists around the globe still have not reached a consensus on their inner structure and emission process. Carbon dots have a great deal of potential applications due to their biocompatibility with the human body and the ease and low cost of their production as compared to semiconductor quantum dots. Researchers from ITMO University have published two research papers in which they put forth their answers to the burning questions about carbon dots.