Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

"Inorganic Nanomaterials" Laboratory

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0061

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state autonomous educational institution of higher professional education "National Research Technological University MISiS"

Fields of scientific research:
Nanotechnologies; Inorganic nanotubes and graphenes.

Project goal:
To organize production of BN nanotubes and nanoplates for their subsequent utilization in reinforcement of various metallic and ceramic composite materials and coatings for structural and medical applications.

Key project objectives:
The nanotechnological prospects of these unique materials are still underappreciated. This is largely accounted for by the difficulties associated with production of BN nanofractions that have been recently overcome by a group of Japanese scientists led by Golberg.

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
The project will help organize production of boron nitride (BN) nanotubes and nanoplates. They possess a layered structure that is analogous to graphite, the same high elastic modulus of ~ 1 TPa, as well as excellent thermal conductivity of ~ 6000 W/mK, i. e. parameters that are comparable to those of diamond. In addition, they are 50 times stronger than steel. The BN nanophase is a dielectric capable of withstanding the temperature of more than 1,000 degrees Celsius without disintegrating which is two times higher than that of nanocarbon.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Dmitry Viktorovich Golberg

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degrees and titles:
candidate of physical and mathematical sciences, professor

Job title:
National Institute of Material Sciences: Director of a department, head of a group, Senior Researcher

Areas of scientific interest:
Inorganic nanotubes and graphenes

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