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Flexible Electronics and Sensors: Researchers Develop Improved Method for Copper Micropattern Printing
Scientists from ITMO University and the Institute of Chemistry of St. Petersburg State University have developed a more affordable and efficient method that makes printing copper micropatterns on a glass surface 100 times faster. The resulting micropatterns can be used in various devices, such as chemical sensors, flexible electronics, and anti-theft systems.
We’re back again with the key science news from the past couple weeks. This time, we’ve got: a rankings success, insights into the art of science communication, exciting nanoscience research, and summer schools for fledgling scientists.
The newly-developed elements have found a use in the detection of dangerous molecules in a given medium. Laser recording methods make it possible to integrate various functional elements within the glass chip.
Using a complex real-time mathematical analysis model, the researchers will now be able to manipulate the process of creating photonic and plasmonic components in order to produce the exact needed optical properties.
There are different ways that you could make use of the period of restrictions necessitated by the ongoing pandemic. One of these is self-education, taking online courses, watching video lectures. The staff over at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering have decided to take a step further and moved their traditional seminars on theoretical physics, nano-optics and microwave technologies to online. The seminars allow you to listen to world-renowned scientists talking about their latest work, ongoing experiments and the cutting edge of science beyond the popular science format.
The online project Stay The F Home Bar launched almost concurrently with the start of the pandemic. One of its virtual rooms, called I Speak You Listen, is designed as a venue for open lectures. ITMO University scientists recently tried out this new format; on May 7, George Zograf, PhD student of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering, and Andrey Filchenkov, head of the Machine Learning Lab, took part in an open talk during which they discussed the near future of AI and nanoscience – and whether we should fear them.
From February 10 to 15, five students from Moscow, Kazan and Saint Petersburg took part in an internship at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering at ITMO University. Supervised by researchers and postgraduate students, they worked for a week on a real experiment with high-tech equipment. You can find on ITMO.NEWS information about what “smart labels” are and how to work on them, as well as what experience in general you can get from such internships.
Over the course of the “Big Challenges” summer camp organized by the Sirius education center, ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering lecturers trained promising school students in nanotechnologies research methods. Under the tutors’ helpful guidance, camp participants developed two high-level scientific projects: they created ordered nanostructures arrays for new generation devices and designed a highly sensitive graphene-based gas sensor. By doing that, the young inventors learned to not only follow complex and extremely convoluted scientific instructions, but also to work in teams, be independent in their search for problem solutions, and commercialize their research results.
SCAMT Workshop Week is a summer school in a unique new format. Over the course of a week, its participants work on one of the six research projects and hone their practical skills. This year’s students have synthesized a nanopharmaceutical drug and magnetic bacteria, printed an optical sensor, built a nanobot and worked on other hi-tech inventions. 40 students were selected from among 200 applicants from Russia and neighboring countries. ITMO.NEWS met with the students to learn more about their projects.
In early 2018, ITMO’s resident NT-SPb finished equipping five regional quantoriums with their products. These new “High School Laboratories for Nanotechnology” will become a space for high school students to study a new field of science, as well as conduct interdisciplinary projects that stem from real nanoindustry tasks. Aleksander Golubok, Professor at the Department of Nano-Photonics and Metamaterials, and Ivan Mukhin, Research Fellow at the Metamaterials Laboratory, talk about high-tech equipment that is safe for children, the new School Laboratories for Nanotechnologies and the prospects of this new undertaking.