Research centers in Russia and Belarus will create new materials


Ten leading research centers in Russia and Belarus have created a consortium for plasma- and ion-based engineering of smart materials. With the help of state-of-the-art technologies, scientists will create materials and compounds with pre-determined properties that will open new horizons for medicine, aircraft and rocket production, and other needs.

“Plasma- and ion-based technologies are the most recent breakthrough in materials science. In high-energy conditions we can create new, previously unknown and meta-stable compounds with better properties,” explains Irina Kurzina, director of the TSU Institute of Smart Materials and Technologies, professor at the Faculty of Chemistry. “Ion-based surface modification increases heat resistance and durability of composite materials and helps them adapt to the environment. It is crucially important for the aircraft industry and the rocket industry.”

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