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  • Picture of the Week: Formation of Thin Glass Spheres

    The title image demonstrates the formation of a thin-walled glass sphere with the aid of laser radiation and evaporating substances.


  • Picture of the Week: Stem Cells on Titanium Surface

    The image shows Osteon, a laser-formed titanium surface mimicking the structure of bone tissue with attached stem cells. Now, researchers are actively engaged in improving the success rates of dental implants.


  • Picture of the Week: Hermetia Illucens or Black Soldier Flies

    The title photo depicts an insectarium with a broodstock of Hermetia illucens, also known as the black soldier fly. Its larvae, rich in fat and protein, may be used as an alternative livestock feed additive.


  • Picture of the Week: Lithium Niobate Crystal

    In the image, you can see a fragment of a lithium niobate crystal; such crystals are used in integrated optical waveguides. Optical modulators based on such structures are applied in fiber-optic gyroscopes.


  • Picture of the Week: Brettanomyces Pseudomycelium

    The title image shows a genus of yeast called Brettanomyces demonstrating the ability to form pseudomycelium in response to environmental changes. The students and staff of ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies cultivate and study yeasts to, inter alia, produce β-glucans known for their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.


  • Picture of the Week: E. Coli-Based Bacterial Biofilm

    Seen in the image below are samples of bacterial biofilm based on Escherichia coli, or E. coli for short, which have been grown on the surface of a nutrient gel covered with various polyelectrolytes.


  • Picture of the Week: Perovskite Crystals in Textile

    ITMO scientists grow perovskite crystals and apply functional layers on various materials. In the image, you can see perovskite crystals grown inside textile. Such fabrics can be applied in workwear, decoration, and contemporary art.


  • Picture of the Week: Hollow Copper Nanocapsule

    ITMO scientists proposed a simple and affordable method for producing such nanocapsules from various metals. These particles have potential applications in catalysis and biomedicine.


  • How Particles of Silver Darken Under the Influence of Light

    It happens during the reaction between agar, melamine, and silver nitrate. After getting dried, a layer of this mixture becomes a flexible film that can be used for the detection of dangerous chemicals on the surface of fruits and vegetables.


  • Picture of the Week: Dendritic Growth of Salt Crystals

    Such structures are used for growing cell cultures. They provide an environment for the growth of metal ions and adjust the media’s acid-alkaline balance.