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    Tomsk Scientific Center, Siberian Branch of Academy of Sciences was established in December 1978

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    Russian and international conferences are organized by Tomsk Scientific Center

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    The Tomsk Regional Center for Collective Use of TSC SB RAS is conducting atmospheric research, physical and chemical analysis, radio measurements, research in materials science, spectroscopy and oscillography

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    The LeCroy Wave Master 830Zi-A real-time digital oscilloscope is placed in an anechoic chamber. It is designed to measure the amplitude and time parameters of pulsed signals with high temporal resolution

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    The Research Department for Structural Macrokinetics of TSC SB RAS is measuring the content of oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen in synthesized samples of nitrides, oxynitrides and steels on the LECO ONH836 analyser


  • The TSC SB RAS researchers introduced carbide-containing materials produced using plastic waste

    27 nov 2023

    The researchers of the Tomsk Scientific Center produced valuable titanium carbides using the highly exothermic reaction between PET bottles and Ti powder as well as a hydrogen-containing gaseous by-product which can be used as fuel for heat and power units. These carbides are similar in their properties to the reference ones. The research is published in Green Chemical Engineering.

  • New ingredients to make designer clay bricks developed in TSC SB RAS

    20 nov 2023
    Researchers from Tomsk Scientific Center supplied a pilot batch of Si-iron-based powder to a brick factory under the management of FURBAO group where it will be utilized to make unique decorative bricks which as they hope will help them expand their product line.
  • The optimal fuel injection strategy for rotary engines

    3 nov 2023
    Researchers from the Tomsk Scientific Center SB RAS and Beijing University of Technology conducted numerical and experimental investigation of mixture formation, ignition, and combustion processes to enhance performance characteristics of rotary engines for various purposes. The reported study funded by Russian Science Foundation No. 21-79-00170 were published in Fuel journal.
  • A method for fabricating powders with a core-shell structure was proposed at the TSC SB RAS

    24 oct 2023
    Researchers from the Tomsk Scientific Center SB RAS fabricated core(Al)-shell(Y/Dy) particles by electron beam treatment of Al powder. Such powders containing rare earth metals will make it possible to produce highly oxidation resistant gas burners using self-propagating high-temperature synthesis. The research was funded by Russian Science Foundation (No. 21-79-10445). The results are reported in Materials Today Communications.

Research news

  • 5-12-2023   Boiled bubbles jump to carry more heat The topic of water and the way it can move producing water droplets that leap - propelled by surface tension - and frost that jumps - by way of electrostatics - is a central focus of a group of scientists. Having incorporated the two phases of liquid and solid in the first two volumes of their research, their third volume investigates a third phase, with boiling water.
  • 5-12-2023   New wearable communication system offers potential to reduce digital health divide Researchers developed a wearable device that can transmit health data 2,400 times the distance of Wi-Fi without significant network infrastructure.
  • 5-12-2023   Needle-free ultrasound vaccine delivery Researchers are investigating the potential of a painless, needle-free vaccine delivery by ultrasound. The method uses cavitation, which is the formation and popping of bubbles in response to a sound wave. Though initial in vivo tests reported 700 times fewer vaccine molecules were delivered by the cavitation approach compared to conventional injection, the cavitation approach produced a higher immune response. The researchers theorize this could be due to the immune-rich skin the ultrasonic delivery targets. The result is a more efficient vaccine that could help reduce costs and increase efficacy.
  • 5-12-2023   Snail-inspired robot could scoop ocean microplastics Inspired by a small and slow snail, scientists have developed a robot protype that may one day scoop up microplastics from the surfaces of oceans, seas and lakes.
  • 5-12-2023   Teaching physics from the din of flying discs The sound a disc makes while soaring through the air is full of information about how fast the disc is flying and how quickly it spins. This inspired Kyle S. Dalton of Penn State University to combine disc golf and acoustics into an interactive acoustic signal processing lesson. He set three microphones in a line and connected them to equipment that converts each microphone's signal to a data point. Then he threw a disc with a small whistle mounted on top and recorded the flying disc's acoustical signal. The resulting dataset can be used to learn basic processing tools and practice data visualization.
  • 5-12-2023   Tracking undetectable space junk Satellite and spacecraft operators may finally be able to detect small pieces of debris orbiting Earth using a new approach. Colliding pieces of space debris emit electric signals that could help track small debris littering Earth's orbit, potentially saving satellites and spacecraft.
  • 5-12-2023   Generative model unveils secrets of material disorder A new article proposes a simple and effective hybrid generative model that can predict unseen domain boundaries in synthesized materials with limited observations, without the need for expensive calculations or simulations. The study highlights the potential of simple and interpretable machine learning models in describing and understanding the nature and origin of disorder in complex materials, leading to improved functional materials design.
  • 5-12-2023   10-billion-year, 50,000-light-year journey to black hole A star near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy originated outside of the Galaxy according to a new study. This is the first time a star of extragalactic origin has been found in the vicinity of the super massive black hole.
  • 5-12-2023   Breakthroughs in nanosized contrast agents and drug carriers through self-folding molecules Self-folding polymers containing gadolinium forming nanosized complexes could be the key to enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and next-generation drug delivery. Thanks to their small size, low toxicity, and good tumor accumulation and penetration, these complexes represent a leap forward in contrast agents for cancer diagnosis, as well as neutron capture radiotherapy.
  • 5-12-2023   New theory unites Einstein's gravity with quantum mechanics The prevailing assumption has been that Einstein's theory of gravity must be modified, or 'quantized', in order to fit within quantum theory. This is the approach of two leading candidates for a quantum theory of gravity, string theory and loop quantum gravity. But a new theory challenges that consensus and takes an alternative approach by suggesting that spacetime may be classical - that is, not governed by quantum theory at all.
  • 5-12-2023   Quantum physics: Superconducting Nanowires Detect Single Protein Ions An international research team has achieved a breakthrough in the detection of protein ions: Due to their high energy sensitivity, superconducting nanowire detectors achieve almost 100% quantum efficiency and exceed the detection efficiency of conventional ion detectors at low energies by a factor of up to a 1,000. In contrast to conventional detectors, they can also distinguish macromolecules by their impact energy. This allows for more sensitive detection of proteins and it provides additional information in mass spectrometry.
  • 5-12-2023   Tiny electromagnets made of ultra-thin carbon Graphene, that is extremely thin carbon, is considered a true miracle material. An international research team has now added another facet to its diverse properties with new experiments: Experts fired short terahertz pulses at micrometer-sized discs of graphene, which briefly turned these minuscule objects into surprisingly strong magnets. This discovery may prove useful for developing future magnetic switches and storage devices.