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The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is a private institute located in Moscow, Russia.

Researchers tame silicon to interact with light for next-generation microelectronics

“Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from RAS Institute for Physics of Microstructures, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, ITMO University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute have found a way to increase photoluminescence in silicon …

Skoltech scientists create a new electronegativity scale

“Skoltech chemists have proposed a new electronegativity scale and published their findings in Nature Communications. The concept of electronegativity introduced by Linus Pauling, a great American chemist, in the 1930s refers to the ability of an atom to attract electron …

A Skoltech method helps model the behavior of 2D materials under pressure

“Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology (CEST) have developed a method for modelling the behavior of 2D materials under pressure. The research will help create pressure sensors based on silicene or other 2D materials. The paper …

Skoltech scientist bridges the gap between quantum simulators and quantum computers

“A researcher from Skoltech has filled in the gaps connecting quantum simulators with more traditional quantum computers, discovering a new computationally universal model of quantum computation, the variational model. The paper was published as a Letter in the journal Physical …

3D printing to pave the way for Moon colonization

“A research team from the Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials (CDMM) comprising 2nd year PhD student Maxim Isachenkov, Senior Research Scientist Svyatoslav Chugunov, Professor Iskander Akhatov, and Professor Igor Shishkovsky has prepared an extensive review on the use …

Palladium, meet copper: Skoltech researchers use machine learning to improve catalysts

“Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues from Germany and the US have studied the properties and behavior of a palladium-copper alloy under changing temperatures and hydrogen concentrations, with highly relevant implications of this research for catalyst design. The paper was …

Quantum machines learn “quantum data”

“Skoltech scientists have shown that quantum enhanced machine learning can be used on quantum (as opposed to classical) data, overcoming a significant slowdown common to these applications and opening a “fertile ground to develop computational insights into quantum systems”. The …

Skoltech researchers solve a 60-year-old puzzle about a superhard material

“Skoltech researchers together with their industrial colleagues and academic partners have cracked a 1960s puzzle about the crystal structure of a superhard tungsten boride that can be extremely useful in various industrial applications, including drilling technology. The research, supported by …

Thorium superconductivity: scientists discover a new high-temperature superconductor

“A group of scientists led by Artem Oganov, Professor at Skoltech and MIPT, and Dr. Ivan Troyan at the Institute of Crystallography of RAS have succeeded in synthesizing thorium decahydride (ThH10), a new superconducting material with a very high critical …

Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space

“Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, and the Department of Chemistry of MSU recently presented solar cells based on conjugated polymers and fullerene derivatives that demonstrated record-high …

A cathode material for organic ultrafast metal-ion batteries has been developed­

“Researchers from Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, IPCP RAS and D.I. Mendeleev Russian University of Chemical Technology have created a new polymer cathode ­material for ultrafast metal-ion batteries with superior characteristics. The results of this work were …

Skoltech and MIT develop simple hydrogel modification method, paving the way to highly stretchable and transparent electronics

“Scientists from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proposed a novel method for the fabrication of highly transparent, electrically conductive, stretchable tough hydrogels modified by single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). The …

Gold changes the photoluminescence of silicon quantum dots

“A group of scientists from Russia and Sweden have demonstrated that applying gold stripes to a sample with silicon quantum dots modifies the dots’ properties. Their results of the study were published in Scientific Reports. Silicon quantum dots have a …