LNBE enters the ICENAP international collaboration having come first in the RF Federal Target Program competition for grants for Research in Priority Fields in Collaboration with Research Institutions and Universities of EC Countries

The project on Integrated Computational Engineering for Characterization and Validation of Colloidal Nanocrystals with Advanced Properties submitted by LNBE has come absolutely first among 26 grant submissions in the framework of the Federal Target Program "Research and Developments in Priority Fields of the Science and Technology Complex of Russia for 2014–2020".

The project will become part of the ICENAP international collaboration founded by four leading European research centers in the study and simulation of quantum dots and their chemical, physical, and spectral properties, as well as their biological applications, in the framework of a unified concept. LNBE will be the fifth member of the collaboration, where it will be responsible for development of improved nanocrystals of a new type and microstructural modification of the existing types of nanocrystals in order to achieve unprecedented optical and physicochemical parameters for biological applications.

The subject of the project, whose part carried out by LNBE is directed by Dr. Pavel Samokhvalov, leader of the LNBE Nanochemistry Group, fits simultaneously two priority areas of the Strategy of Science and Technology Development of the Russian Federation; it is relevant to both "Transition to environmentally friendly and resource-saving energetics" and "Transition to personalized medicine, high-technology healthcare, and health-saving technologies".

Next-generation quantum dots will be developed using computer simulation based on material physics principles. The results will be used for synthesis of quantum dot cores and layer-by-layer coating of them with inorganic shells with the use of structural models based on data of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Then, the properties of multishell quantum dots predicted using the models will be experimentally validated.

The ICENAP collaboration deals with both simulation, fabrication, and validation of new classes of nanomaterials which will fundamentally change the scope of research and developments in biomedicine and give momentum for its further development.

The project will be carried out by LNBE in collaboration with the University of Reims, France (the head of the collaboration); Dresden University of Technology, Germany; Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany; and other leading European centers. The partnership in the collaboration will not only allow on the laboratory to extend its international collaboration, but also offer new career and training opportunities to young researchers.


Pavel S. Samokhvalov, PhD, leader of LNBE Nanochemistry Group, Principal Investigator of the project (p.samokhvalov@gmail.com)

Maria G. Korenkova, LNBE director of external relations (MGKorenkova@mephi.ru)

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