Russo-Finnish thin-film technology lab opened in St. Petersburg

Russo-Finnish thin-film technology lab opened in St. PetersburgA joint lab between Finland?s Beneq Oy, co-owned by Russia?s Rusnano, and the LETI St. Petersburg State University of Electrical Engineering opened last Friday in St. Petersburg

A joint lab between Finland?s Beneq Oy, co-owned by Russia?s Rusnano, and the LETI St. Petersburg State University of Electrical Engineering opened last Friday in St. Petersburg, Spbit.su reported. The lab will reportedly focus on research on and testing of industrial applications of what is known as the atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology. The overall goal is the nationwide introduction of thin-film technologies in Russian industry. ALD is said to be an advanced nanotechnology widely applicable across sectors, including new coatings, glass-making for ?smart? residential buildings and spacecraft windows, flexible electronic components, or ?smart clothing.? The setup of the laboratory is expected to help dramatically increase the Russian potential to develop new domestic products and industrial solutions, and also commercialize them into international markets. The primary objective that Beneq Oy pursues in Russia is reported to be the development and promotion of state-of-the-art thin-film technologies...