RUDN expert represents Russia at the 3rd International Conference on Energy Materials and their Applications in Spain
ICEMA is an annual event, where scientists, engineers, representatives of universities and industry of the world present and discuss current trends in the development of new energy materials and resource-saving. In the last two years, the ICEMA activities have been successful in Seoul (South Korea) and Hiroshima (Japan).
The topics of the ICEMA 2018 included issues of energy material, hydrogen energy, hydrogen production, fuel elements, biofuels, solar energy, nanomaterials,
Ekaterina Markova, senior lecturer of the RUDN Department of Physical and Colloid Chemistry was the only representative from Russia at such a large inter-branch event. She made an oral presentation "Investigations of the catalytic activity of the newest nanomaterial on the example of nanofiber alumina for the modern energy in the cracking reaction".
A RUDN University chemist has created an unusual carbon structure that can be used as a cathode in zinc-ion supercapacitors. The batteries obtained on its basis have a higher capacity and energy density than existing analogues.
RUDN scientists have clarified the model for calculating the probability that space objects may encounter. Classical models do not take into account the real shape and orientation of objects -it seemed that this increases the calculated probability several times. The results are published in the journal Cosmic Research.
RUDN University biologists proved the effectiveness of biogenic metal nanoparticles against some fungi infecting plants. The nanoparticles are obtained in a safe way from strawberry leaf extract.