Perm scientists develop chemical ?fast track? for skiing triumphs

Perm scientists develop chemical ?fast track? for skiing triumphsScientists in Perm, in the West Urals, have partnered up with Russian Olympic skiers to develop a ?booster? for the Dialan PF ski wax; the new material is said to have already been successfully tested during the Sochi Winter Olympics

Scientists from Perm State National Research University (PSNRU) in the West Urals have partnered up with Perm Paraffins, a local company, and the Russian Skiing Federation to develop a ?booster? to step up the sliding properties of the Dialan PR ski wax, PSNRU announced in its press release. The new skiing lubricant is said to have already been successfully tested during the Sochi Winter Games in February and earlier this month. ?We had to cope with the task of ?stitching? together different fragments of organic ?threads.? We found that the best option was a ?thread? comprising 25-28 carbon atoms, haphazardly fluoridated and containing a metal heteroatom or nanomaterial,? explained Alexander Nedugov, Ph.D in chemistry, the head of PSNRU?s chemical technology laboratory. The effort resulted in developing what the university refers to as ?unique highly effective compounds? that improve sliding. According to the Perm university, all the new ?booster? components underwent rigorous testing in Sochi under supervision by Perm Paraffins...