ITMO hosted the fifth Congress of Young Scientists, where the head of International Laboratory SCAMT talked about nanochemical products that don`t harm human health or the environment.

Head of SCAMT — Mr. Vinogradov, who was the first speaker, talked about complicated nanochemical processes in simple words. First of all he mentioned the scale of materials researched by St. Petersburg scientists – the particles analyzed at the Laboratory are equivalent to atoms. Mr. Vinogradov also mentioned three projects conducted at ITMO University this year. These are an innovative chemical for firefighting consisting of quartz nanoparticles, which suppresses fire and prevents a material from further ignition; innovative ink made of nanocrystalline titania and also the coating for vascular grafts, which prevents thrombosis.  

(author Polina Poleshchuk​)