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  • ITMO Scientists Discover Nonlinear Circular Dichroism in Mie-Resonant Nanoparticle Dimers

    The discovered effect may potentially be used to create special sensors for chiral molecules. These molecules are particularly useful to the pharmaceutical industry, but have a unique structure that makes them difficult to detect. The related article was published in Nano Letters.


  • Picture of the Week: Kawasaki Robotics Industrial Robot with Force Control Sensor

    The robot is used to test new sensorless control algorithms, which provide safety for humans working alongside industrial robots.


  • Scientists Manage to Capture Light in a Polymeric Quasicrystal

    In the future, the use of quasicrystals may open up new possibilities for laser and sensor design. This paper was published in the Advanced Optical Materials journal.


  • St. Petersburg Physicists Synthesize Hyperbolic Material for THz Frequency Range

    In the future, it will be possible to use these double-layered structures in supersensitive sensors, THz radars, spectrometers and radio telescopes. They could also be used to create masking surfaces.


  • What Is Infochemistry? Part 2

    What are electrochemical sensors? How do these systems allow you to assess the state of your health? And what opportunities does the development of information technologies open for scientists in this field? ITMO.NEWS delves into these questions together with the researchers from ITMO University’s Infochemistry Center in the second part of the What Is Infochemistry? illustrated series.


  • Portable Lab: ITMO Master’s Student On Developing a New Chemiluminescence Sensor

    A research group headed by Ksenia Kirichek has won a grant in the competition of practice-oriented R&D projects to develop a chemiluminescence sensor. The device will help detect early stages of heart attacks, diabetes and oxidative stress. Read on to learn how this new device is different from those currently on the market, what’s the technology behind it and what are its prospective applications. 


  • ITMO University’s Main Campus to Get a Smart Floor

    While ITMO students are beavering away on expanding their knowledge, the main campus of their university is gradually following suit. Over the past month, specialists in the field of the Internet of Things have been augmenting the third floor of the building with a “smart floor” system, which will help make the rooms more comfortable, safe and cost-efficient. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the developers to find out how smart rooms will differ from the regular ones.


  • ITMO Physicists Found New Way to Optimize Nanoparticles and Light Interaction

    ITMO scientists have been the first to describe new features of dielectric nanoparticles’ optical response using an improved method for electromagnetic field analysis that can take into account more complex configurations of bias currents inside the objects. These effects allow to better understand the processes in nanoparticles and adjust their behavior for more efficient light control in devices such as nanolasers or sensors. The results have been published in Laser and Photonics Reviews and selected as materials for the issue cover.


  • Cheap, Eco-Friendly, Biocompatible: Bright Prospects For Nanocellulose

    Nanocrystalline cellulose is said to be the material of the future. It can be synthesized from wood and recycled from paper, which makes it highly affordable; it is eco-friendly and biocompatible. Thanks to its distinctive mechanical and optical qualities, the prolate form of particles, as well as certain properties of the material’s surface, nanocrystalline cellulose is already applied in many fields, and scientists expect to soon find even more applications for it. In this article, we’ve decided to cover the possible uses of this promising material.


  • ITMO Scientists Working on New Generation of Aircraft Fire Safety

    ITMO University’s International Laboratory Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Systems is developing a fire safety system for modern aircraft. The project is planned to include the creation of a multispectral security system that will vastly improve the accuracy of smoke particle detection and reduce the percentage of false alarms. The designers say that the system may also be used in industrial environments to keep track of harmful substances in the air.