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  • Next-Gen Wireless Chargers Developed at ITMO

    Researchers from ITMO University have come up with a new kind of wireless chargers – boxes with a uniformly distributed magnetic field inside them. Placing a device anywhere in the box will charge it, which makes the new technology stand out from its competitors, which can only ensure power transfer across short distances. The project will be presented at the second Congress of Young Scientists in Sochi.


  • ITMO Students Launch Stratosphere Satellite to Analyze Bone Tissue Formation in Low Gravity

    Bion Space, a team of ITMO students, became one of the finalists in the Stratosphere Satellite research and engineering program. Their project became a part of a research probe sent into the stratosphere on November 19 to analyze the way lower gravity can affect the biomimetic process of bone-like tissue formation. In the future, this data can be taken into account when designing space stations. Read on to learn more about the project.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #19

    Winter’s round the corner, so make yourself cozy and sit down for a quick yet enlightening read with our bi-weekly digest of ITMO’s science breakthroughs and developments. Today, you’ll hear about new technologies in advanced materials, particle physics, and optical computing – as well as a new educational course and our students’ successes.


  • ITMO Scientists Suggest Cheap Way to Control Optical Signals With Halide Perovskites

    Halide perovskites are a relatively new group of materials that are used in solar cells, diodes, scintillators, and other devices. One of their main advantages is their availability and ease of production. They are also characterized by the stable bound state of an electron and an electron hole that makes up an exciton. By connecting an exciton to light in a photonic crystal plate, the researchers were able to reach record optical nonlinearity values, which makes the plates a promising tool for controlling optical signals and, in the future, can render them useful in optical computers. The article describing the experiment was published in Nano Letters.


  • ITMO Researchers Twist Particles Using Quantum Entanglement

    Twisted particles have found their applications in many fields, such as optomechanics, biology, astrophysics, as well as quantum optics, information science, and communications, where, for instance, they can be used to increase data capacity. However, as these particles are primarily obtained through diffraction gratings, they can’t yet be used for experiments in nuclear and particle physics given the high energies of particles used in contemporary colliders. As a solution to this problem, physicists from ITMO University have suggested a method of obtaining such particles using the so-called generalized measurements, without relying on any special equipment. Their research was supported by a Russian Science Foundation grant, with its results published in The European Physical Journal C (Particles and Fields).


  • A Quiet Place: ITMO Physicists Reduce Noise Tenfold With Metamaterial Structure

    Imagine you are in a park in the bustling downtown and there is sunshine, fresh air, and… total quiet. Doesn’t feel real, does it? Researchers from ITMO University have developed a translucent vented structure that decreases noise by up to 20 dB within the spectral range of 2 to 16.5 kHz. This means that it covers 70% of the audible bandwidth. The new structure can be used to build noise-insulating barriers alongside roads or pavilions in parks.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #18

    Today, we’ve got a whole lot of research to share with you, dear reader: from an anti-art forgery invention to a promising cancer treatment. And after that, we’ve got insights into the art of lighting design, a celebration of holography, and even a pop-sci collaboration with the city’s top bakery chain.


  • ITMO Researchers Among World’s Top Specialists in Holography

    The editors of the journal Light: Advanced Manufacturing celebrated the 60th anniversary of holography’s invention with a special issue that brought together the world’s top-notch experts, including specialists from ITMO’s Laboratory of Digital and Display Holography, who shared their achievements in THz pulse holography and broadband vortex beams.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #17

    In October’s final digest of all things science at ITMO, we’ll be covering a promising new COVID-19 test tool, the latest updates on ITMO Highpark, a rankings success – and insight-rich interviews with some of the university’s brightest minds in the realms of robotics and science art.


  • ITMO Scientists Suggest Efficient Microfluidic Synthesis for Metal-Organic Frameworks

    Nowadays, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are actively studied and used for cleaning and detection purposes, as well as for recording and storage of data. For the most part, they’re synthesized using conventional methods, which require lots of resources. As an alternative, scientists from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering suggest a quicker and more efficient method – microfluidic synthesis of metal-organic frameworks using chips. Potentially, it can be used for targeted drug delivery.