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TPU scientists offer scalable technology to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene membranes

"The main advantage of the method is that the small laboratory installation is not different from an industrial one by its core and processes."


Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University were able to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membranes using electrospinning. PTFE is known to be the most stable existent polymer. According to the scientists, it is a simple, affordable and easily scalable method, which will allow obtaining ...


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New material can generate hydrogen from salt and polluted water

2D material efficiently generates hydrogen molecules from fresh, salt, and polluted water by exposure to sunlight


Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with teams from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague and Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Ústí nad Labem have developed a new 2D material to produce hydrogen, which is the basis of alternative energy.The material efficiently ...


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Superhydrophobic magnetic sponge to help purify water from oil products


Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with the University of Lille (France) have developed a new material capable of purifying water effectively from oil products. It is based on an ordinary household polyurethane sponge. The research team made it superhydrophobic - it repels water, ...


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Modified 'white graphene' for eco-friendly energy

Scientists found a way how to use 2D material for hydrogen energy


Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Germany, and the United States have found a new way to functionalize a dielectric, otherwise known as 'white graphene', i.e. hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), without destroying it or changing its properties. Thanks to the new method, the ...


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Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics


Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their colleagues from Germany have conducted an experiment which demonstrated the behavior of areas of two-dimensional materials which are applied in advanced electronics. It comes to devices that are in the research stage and will be used for the ...


Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics


A research group consisting of scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Germany and Venezuela proved vulnerability of a two-dimensional semiconductor gallium selenide in air. This discovery will allow manufacturing superconducting nanoelectronics based on gallium selenide, which has never ...


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Diamond detectors for CERN


A research team of Tomsk Polytechnic University is participating in the upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN). In the upgrading works TPU scientists were set the task to analyze operating detectors and to develop more reliable next ...


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Coatings for nuclear fuel preventing explosions in reactors

Protective titanium nitride-based coatings will be a barrier protecting zirconium fuel rods


Physicists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating protective titanium nitride-based coatings for shells of fuel elements (fuel rods) of nuclear reactors. Such shells can significantly reduce hydrogenation of containers in which nuclear fuel is placed, extend their service life and protect ...


'Invulnerable' coatings for cutting tools from gas


Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) create coverings for next generation cutting tools: they will be not only durable, but also suitable for the treatment of most materials. Polytechnicers develop a technology to produce diamond and cubic boron nitride thin films from a gas ...


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