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A research team from ITMO University, Australian National University, and Tel Aviv University has experimentally demonstrated a new approach to the creation and control of configurable photonic structures with fixed topology. The key lies in the physical properties of resonators.
Scientists from ITMO University developed unclonable anti-counterfeiting labels, which are based on silicon nanoparticles modified with a laser. It’s impossible to change the color, structure, and location of the particles: these parameters are random, which makes the label safe from counterfeiting. In order to check if it’s authentic, all you need to do is upload its picture into a special program.
One of the key tasks of web designers is to come up with accessible apps and websites. That’s what second-year Master’s students at the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems are engaged in. ITMO.NEWS asked them to discuss their projects and ideas.
From a next-gen toothpaste to a promising cancer treatment technology, as well as a new ecology-focused Master’s program and exciting academic mobility opportunities – there's lots going on in our science news digest for the second half of July. Let's dig in!
Researchers from ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster have developed a mechano-bactericidal toothpaste based on calcium carbonate. Tests have demonstrated that it is two times more efficient than conventional antiseptic toothpastes in removing the bacterial dental plaque that is often at the root of many oral diseases, including cavities.
Scientists from ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics have predicted a unique type of bound states in the continuum – one that is completely resistant to changes in the system parameters. This would allow researchers to control the resonance properties of metasurfaces and, eventually, to develop more efficient optical and optoelectronic devices of the next generation. The corresponding paper received special recognition from the editors of Physical Review B (Letter) and was published in the section Editor’s Suggestion.
Welcome to the jubilee installment of our science news digest! Let us blow out the candles and dig into the cake of knowledge: we’ll start with layers of research breakthroughs, move on to generous dollops of educational opportunities, and savor the toppings of other cool news from ITMO’s scientific world.
We live in a world of portable blood glucose monitors, smart clothes, tiny sensors, and nanometer chips. All of that is not the limit, especially with the appearance of 2D materials based on dichalcogenides of transition metals. However, these materials are still hardly applicable in low temperatures. Read on to discover how researchers from ITMO have suggested this problem could be solved.
Even though medicine has made huge strides in recent years, around 10-20% of all patients still fall victim to infection-related postoperative complications caused by sterilization issues or overly resistant bacteria in hospitals. Since infection sites are typically hard to detect, researchers from ITMO’s SCAMT Institute have created a new suture material that will make it possible to track the spread of infection in real time.
Ekaterina Maslova, a third-year student at the School of Physics and Engineering, does fundamental research: she studies bound states in the continuum and quasicrystals entering the metamaterial regime. At the same time, she’s engaged in scientific projects with university and school students. Ekaterina shared why she chose to work in this field, what it’s like to do fundamental research, and how important it is to involve school students in research.