NUST "MISA" starts creating laboratory "Hybrid Nanostructured Materials" — a unique project for Russia, which is implemented through megagrantu the Government.
The task of the new science center MISA — providing leadership in the international arena in the newest and promising class of hybrid materials, allowing in synergies to achieve properties that do not have a single element hybrid. This was announced by the head of the laboratory of the future, Professor University. Monash (Australia), Yuri Estrin
For us it is very encouraging that Professor Estrin has chosen to implement megagranta NUST "MISA", — said the Rector NUST "MISA" Alevtina Chernikov. — Its design are truly breakthrough in nature. And the new project is at the forefront of modern scientific thought. Integration in the Laboratory of undergraduate and graduate students MISA will allow them to master the unique knowledge and experience something of the birth of new achievements in the world of science. "
Our work on this advanced direction in materials will be developed in two key branches — says Professor Estrin. — For nanostrukturirovannyx materials in large enough quantities, as required by their potential application areas, we will improve the methods of severe plastic deformation, effectively grinding traditional microstructure of metals and alloys. On the other hand, it is also our know-how, we will use the geometric principles of structuring hybrid materials. Of course, you can mix metals randomly received a number of new features, even if it is quite attractive. However, a more promising opportunities to improve these properties gives directional structuring future hybrid. "
According to him, these hybrid materials can be very much in demand in the automotive industry, aerospace engineering, aircraft industry.
A simple example: if the machine is damaged in an accident or in the lining of the meteorite hit the space station suffers only a small portion of the segmented structure of the hybrid material, while the rest of the design is not subject to destruction — not just crack extends from the damaged segment to the next. Such a damaged segment is removed, and in its place installed a new one, — says Yuri Estrin. — Similar technology could, for example, prevent the destruction of the shuttle Columbia, which, as many will recall, was wrecked in 2003 while landing. Beginning of the destruction of the ceramic shell spacecraft has spread to the entire structure, which led to the tragedy. "
The new laboratory hybrid nanostructured materials will include such materials scientists NUST "MISA", well-known throughout the world as Professor SA Nikulin, Professor S. Dobatkin, Professor SD Kaloshkin and Professor BB Straumal (ISSP). All of them are active in the field of new materials. The lab also plans to involve foreign scientists are leaders in the field of hybrid nanomaterials, exchange students from the University them. Monash in Australia and several European universities.