Kaliningrad university receives 190 M RUR to develop X-ray nanoimaging

Kaliningrad university receives 190 M RUR to develop X-ray nanoimagingThe Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU) will receive about 190M RUR to develop technologies for nanoscale control of X-rays, the University representative told RIA Novosti.

The University and Rosatom’s enterprise have won a state grant to create high-tech manufacturing.

The project involves the development of technologies for the production of X-ray optics with nanoscale resolution. The prime contractor is the IKBFU. The collaborators are Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Technical University of Denmark with the support of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France).

The ultimate goal of the project is the production of next-generation materials for X-ray devices by one of the companies of the state corporation Rosatom: synchrotron facilities, X-ray diffractometers and tomography, - the University representative explained.

The subsidy of 189.8M RUR has been allocated by the Russian government to implement the project in 2013-2015. The money will be spent on R&D, development and technological activities. In addition, Rosatom’s enterprise will additionally invest its own funds exceeding the amount of state subsidy in the preparation of production.