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ITMO Scientists Create Water-Resistant Perovskite Nanocrystals

ITMO scientists created perovskite nanocrystals that preserve their unique optical properties in water and biological fluids. This material offers new opportunities for the optical visualization of biological objects. It is an important achievement for the investigation of internal organs in living organisms and monitoring of the course of diseases. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

First Article on Safety of CoviVac Vaccine Published

In late August, the first international article on the CoviVac vaccine was published in the peer-reviewed journal Emerging Microbes & Infections. Scientists from the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immune-and-Biological Products of the Russian Academy of Sciences have presented data on preclinical studies of immunogenicity, safety, and efficacy of the vaccine in animals. The study was conducted over the course of more than a year. ITMO.NEWS asked Oksana Stanevich, an infectionist at the Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University and a student at ITMO’s Public Health Sciences Master’s program, to discuss its results.

Scientists Develop Compact Nanolaser with Unique Properties

A team of researchers from the ITMO University’s School of Physics and Engineering, the Nonlinear Physics Center at the Australian National University (ANU), and Korea University has developed a compact nanolaser based on a photonic crystal waveguide with super-high efficiency. The device is a photonic structure and is notable for its small size compared to its counterparts. An article about this device was published in Nature Communications.

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