The 2015 RUSNANOPRIZE Nanotechnology International Prize was awarded to Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Professor of Drexel University, Director of the Anthony J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute and Dr. Patrice Simon, Professor of Paul Sabatier University.
Materials such as epitaxial graphene and MoS2, are films made of a few layers, with each layer only one atom thick. The films are characterized by strong in-plane bonds and weak interactions between the layers. Researchers used sub-angstrom-resolution indentations to measure the forces between the atomic layers.
The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) is patenting biosensor chips based on graphene, graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes that will improve the analysis of biochemical reactions and accelerate the development of novel drugs.
Researchers have improved the power conversion efficiency of perovskite solar cells to over 16% while employing cells that were greater than 1 square centimeter. The cells have passed 1,000 Hours of Light Soaking test, which is considered to be a basic criterion for practical use.