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  • ITMO Teams Up With Charging Systems Manufacturer To Develop Russia’s First Wireless Electric Car Charger

    Scientists from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering teamed up with Yablochkov, a technology company producing charging systems for electric vehicles, to create a prototype of the first Russian vehicle charger that is completely wireless. Using the SAE J2954 power transfer standard, this system fits all types of vehicles – from cars and buses to driverless taxis and forklifts. Currently, the prototype can fully charge an electrocar over the course of six hours, but in half a year’s time it will be capable of filling a car battery up to 80% capacity in just an hour. Keep reading to find out how this charging station works and what the future has in store for it.


  • ITMO Students Make a Battery That Can Be Wirelessly Recharged up to 500 Times

    In spite of their many disadvantages, batteries remain one of the key components in contemporary electronics. While changing their structure entirely is impossible due to the chemical and physical processes happening inside, scientists, startups, and major companies are searching for ways to reinvent them or adopt totally new approaches. One such approach was suggested by students of ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering – their nine-volt battery can be recharged wirelessly with a regular smartphone charger. ITMO.NEWS breaks down the science behind the new device.


  • New Generation of Wireless Chargers Developed at ITMO: Here’s How It Can Change Your Life

    Imagine not having to untangle cables or search the entire office for someone who has the same charger as you. What if you could just walk into a room and all of your devices would charge on their own? It sounds unreal, but that technology is exactly what scientists at ITMO are working on right now. They recently revealed a new type of wireless charger – a box that evenly distributes a magnetic field within itself. To charge your device, all you need to do is place it anywhere inside the contraption. That is also what distinguishes it from existing wireless smartphone chargers, which are capable of transferring energy only across short distances. Our latest special project explains how this technology works, why it is completely safe, and whether it can be expanded to cover an entire room. To learn more, follow this link.


  • 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.


  • All About ITMO Researchers’ Latest Advances in Wireless Power Transfer

    Wireless power transfer technologies have been present on the market for several years now in the form of charging devices for smartphones and toothbrushes. But they are far from perfect: the capacities are lower than in analogous devices and the efficiency depends on the device’s ability to properly sync with the charger. Today, we’ll be looking into ways to reduce energy losses in WPT devices and what the staff of ITMO’s Faculty of Physics have accomplished in this field.