Department of composite materials and construction ecology of Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov won a federal grant to implement an unusual project. Its legal name is Methodology of evaluating the energy state of raw materials for construction nanocomposites. This event will accelerate the process of creating a unique power-intensity periodic system, similar in structure to the famous periodic table.
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The project was supported by the Ministry of Education under the federal program R&D Complex of Russia in 2007-2012. The grant will be allocated in 2012-2013 in the amount of 1.8 M RUR.
Project Manager is the Head of the Department of composite materials and construction ecology, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor Arkady Eisenstadt.
The new project originated due to the cooperation with Belgorod State Technological University. Professor of BSTU Valery Lesovik expressed new ideas in this area 25 years ago. There was no instrumentation, which would solve this problem at that time. Now the project has all the opportunities to be implemented in NArFU.
There are devices in Arkhangelsk University at the Department of composite materials and construction ecology that allow you to calculate energy, specific properties of material surface, determine the shape of particles the material consists of. The project which is being developed by the Department of composite materials and construction environment is unique.
We found that depending on external conditions (the physico-chemical factors) each material has its own stored energy. We realized that if we learn how to use this stored energy, we will find a good quality material. We conduct various experiments to understand stored energy of each material - Arkady Eisenstadt explains the essence of the research.
NArFU has already received the first data on energy intensity of some geological materials: basalt, sandy material, clay.
Young scientists of the department took part in an international conference in Bulgaria this summer and told about quality management of construction materials. Arkady Eisenstadt will present research results at a similar conference in Germany in September.