High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences — one of the largest research centers in Russia in the field of modern energy and thermal physics

Institution of the Russian Academy of Sciences Joint Institute for High Temperatures dates back to 1960 — the year of the Laboratory for High Temperatures, Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Over the past 50 years, the Institute of little scientific laboratory at MEI became the largest institution of the Department of Energy, Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes, Russian Academy of Sciences, the country’s leading research center in the field of Energy and Energy Densities.

Institute building on the street Ingrian <br/>
Institute building on the street Ingrian

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The main activities of the Institute are:

— Solving the problems of creating an efficient, safe, secure and clean modern energy, including nuclear energy, hydrogen, aviation, aerospace and cryogenic;
— The study of thermal, electro, optical and dynamic properties of substances and low-temperature plasma in a wide range of parameters, including extreme;
— The study of heat and mass transfer, physical gas and plasma dynamics, types of energy conversion with variable properties of working fluids and high density energy flows;
— Research in the field of thermal physics of intense pulse effects on matter, materials and structures, the development of methods and means of the creation of the generation of high energy density;
— Research in the field of energy saving and energy-efficient technologies, chemical energy, more efficient use of natural fuels and raw materials, the use of renewable energy sources.

Since January 2007, the Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences headed by Academician VE Forts It is a well known and active scientists in the field of energy, thermal physics, strong shock and detonation waves, plasma physics and physical mechanics. Research VE Fortova are of fundamental importance for the development of industrial and pulse energy, space physics, controlled thermonuclear fusion, missile technology and a number of special applications.

Director Academician Vladimir E. Forts
Director Academician Vladimir E. Forts
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In 2008-2009, scientists High Temperatures RAS in the working groups of the RAS a forecast of energy development for the period up to 2030, energy consumption in Russia and the input capacity (with the Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences Energy Research, Energy Systems Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences). Designed as "The enlarged plan (" Roadmap "), an innovative development of the fuel and energy complex and the transition to a clean energy future."

Under the supervision of High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences at the TPP-28 (now TEC-21) of "Mosenergo" with the Moscow Machine-Building Plant "Salute" was created and put into operation in 2009 with capacity of 60 MW power generating unit on the basis of the conversion of aircraft engine with injection of steam combustion chamber.

Institute scientists have developed a novel environmentally friendly technology integrated energy chemical utilization of natural gas with simultaneous production of electricity and synthetic liquid fuel.

Pilot plant "Sintop 1" to study the synthesis gas generator by the hydrocarbon gases and recycle it to methanol and gasoline, 24 m3 sintez-gaza/chas
Pilot plant "Sintop 1" to study the synthesis gas generator by the hydrocarbon gases and recycle it to methanol and gasoline, 24 m3 sintez-gaza/chas
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Large-scale integrated installation "Sintop-300" to 300 m3 sintez-gaza/chas
Large-scale integrated installation "Sintop-300" to 300 m3 sintez-gaza/chas
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At High Temperatures RAS actively carried out the study of the thermodynamic, transport and optical properties of real materials under intense pulsed exposures (in the waves of shock compression and adiabatic discharge, high-intensity ultrashort laser pulses in heating conductors powerful pulses of current, etc.).

On the basis of the Institute functioning centers of excellence:
— Terawatt femtosecond laser complex, which is conducting a pilot study of extreme states formed in nanolayers of materials under high-power femtosecond laser pulses.

The femtosecond laser system for the study of ultrafast thermal processes
The femtosecond laser system for the study of ultrafast thermal processes
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— Moscow Regional explosive center was established on the basis of a spherical explosion chamber, which has no analogues in the country.

Explosive center based on a spherical explosion chamber
Explosive center based on a spherical explosion chamber
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Explosion generator: output current of 1000 kA voltage of 1 MW, the power of 800 kJ
Explosion generator: output current of 1000 kA voltage of 1 MW, the power of 800 kJ
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In recent years, High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences formed a new branch of physics — physics of plasmas. The current interest in dusty plasma is related to the processes of self-organization and the formation of ordered structures, the so-called plasma-dust crystals. A special place is occupied by the pioneering work on the study of dusty plasma in microgravity carried out on board the International Space Station. The Institute is working on plasma medicine, to develop methods for generating a plasma for decontamination and treatment of extensive infected wounds.

At High Temperatures RAS, studies in order to develop new technologies for hydrogen energy. Developed a hydrogen-oxygen steam generators — vodorodoszhigayuschie effective apparatus for generating steam with high performance. It creates self-contained power plant for energy consumers based on energy technology complexes using hydrothermal oxidation reaction of aluminum.

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