Participants of the HEMS Conference - 2016 (High Energy Materials: Demilitarization, Antiterrorism and Civil Application) held at TSU visited the production of nanoparticles. Currently, scientists at the TSU and Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science SB RAS are using electric explosion technology to produce nanosized powders from almost any metal.
- These particles have a size of 10–9 meters, - says Alexander Vorozhtsov, Professor at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering, head of the High-Energy and Special Materials Research Laboratory. - We use them in the solid fuel of rockets and metallurgy to create new light superalloys for the aerospace industry, shipbuilding, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
The nanoparticles developed by TSU scientists allow specifying the necessary properties of the materials and changing their physical and mechanical properties, for example, making them lighter and stronger.
Opportunities for the medical use of nanoparticles were demonstrated for the guests, among whom were representatives of Airbus Safran Launchers, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and FSPC Altai. Marat Lerner, Professor of ISPMS SB RAS, presented several developments, including a wound healing band with nanoparticles that significantly reduces the time needed for the treatment of burns, venous and diabetic ulcers, and other festering deep wounds.
- It was basic research conducted by Tomsk scientists that allowed them to achieve a breakthrough in applied technologies, - said Elena Buylova, chair of the technological platform Predictive Modeling, Operation of the Advanced Systems (Industry of the Future), who visited the production of nanoparticles.
The High-Energy and Special Materials Research Laboratory is part of the TSU StrAU Smart Materials and Technologies. The institute brings together Russian and international experts working on the creation of new materials and technologies for their production.