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WTEC Panel Report on

Russian Research and Development on Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials

Organizing Committee

I.A. Ovid'ko (Russia)
M.C. Roco (U.S.)

Richard W. Siegel, WTEC Panel Chair
Evelyn Hu, Panel Co-Chair
Geoffrey M. Holdridge, WTEC, Editor

August 1997


Table Of Contents

I. Summary: Functional Nanostructure Research in Russia

  1. Overview of the WTEC Workshop in St. Petersburg on August 21, 1997 (E.L. Hu)
  2. Notes on the Russian Scientists' Presentations and Discussion (R.W. Siegel)
  3. Funding of Nanotechnology in Russia (M.C. Roco)

II. Papers Presented August 21,1997

  1. NSF Research Programs and Support for Nanotechnology (M.C. Roco, NSF)
  2. Comments on the WTEC Study and on Nanoparticle and Nanostructure Research in the United States (R.W. Siegel, RPI)
  3. Some Aspects of Nanoparticle Technology in Russia (E.F. Sheka, Russian Peoples' Friendship University)
  4. The Synthesis of Structurized Nanoglobules, Precision Quantum Devices and Quantum Materials (V.B. Aleskovskii and V.I. Gubaidulin, St. Petersburg State University)
  5. Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of Nanostructured Materials (Theoretical Modeling) (I.A. Ovid'ko, Institute of Machine Science Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  6. Ultrathin Wires with Near Atomic Diameters (Yu.A. Kumzerov, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  7. R&DD in the Field of Nanostructured Materials in Russia (R.S. Andrievski, Institute of New Chemical Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  8. Nanophase Alloys (N.I. Noskova, Institute of Metal Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  9. Nanostructure Formation in Dynamically Loaded Solids (Yu.I. Mescheryakov, Institute of Machine Science Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  10. Properties of Defects in Nanostructured Materials (A.E. Romanov, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  11. Structure and Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Metals Prepared by Severe Plastic Deformation (R.Z. Valiev, Institute of Physics of Advanced Materials)
  12. Structure and Magnetic Properties of RFe2Hx Nanohydrides Obtained by Hydrogen-Induced Amorphization (A.Y. Yermakov, Institute of Metal Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  13. Nanolithography on Surfaces of SiWx and ITO films by STM (I.A. Ryjikov, Delta Research Institute)
  14. Some Aspects of Nanoelectronics Development in Russia (I.A. Obukhov, Delta Research Institute)
  15. History and Some Programs of Ultradispersed Materials Development in Russia (V.F. Petrunin, Ministry of Atomic Energy)
  16. Invited Technical Paper: Designing Nanostructures for New Functional Materials (B.B. Rath, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)