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Seminar – webinar of doctoral students and young scientists “Interdisciplinary Chemistry”

The Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies – BAS with the financial support of the Management Board of BAS held the thirteenth Spring Seminar of doctoral students and young scientists. It took place from 22 to 24 June in the form of a webinar with the participation of doctoral students, young scientists and postdoctoral students from eleven institutes of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and two universities.        […]

2020-07-07T14:54:18+03:00Monday, 29 June 2020|Categories: Nanosciences, New Materials and Technologies|

Aluminum cored wire without analogue in the world is developed by the Institute of Electronics

A robotic complex for electric arc additive layer manufacturing has been put into operation at the Institute of Electronics of BAS. The technology is applied under the project “High strength nano reinforced aluminium powder cored wire for arc based ALM” within M-ERA network. The project envisages the development of an unparalleled new aluminum wire with a composite core consisting of aluminum powder with integrated carbon nano structures (AluNanoCore). The wire is designed for free flexible generation of lightweight components with high strength properties by the method of additive layer manufacturing (ALM). The influence of the concentration, size and shape of the carbon nanostructures (CNS - a mixture of nanofibers and nanotubes) in the wire on the properties of the arc deposited layers will be studied. [...]

2020-05-15T03:57:18+03:00Thursday, 14 May 2020|Categories: Nanosciences, New Materials and Technologies|

A researcher from IEES-BAS is among the ten outstanding young persons in Bulgaria for 2020

Dr. Elitsa Petkucheva, Research Associate in the department "Hydrogen systems with polymer electrolyte" at the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES-BAS), is a finalist in the category "Science and/or technological development" of the program "The Outstanding Young Persons of Bulgaria 2020”, part of the international movement Junior Chamber International (JCI). A total of 64 young people were nominated in the ten categories of the program. Dr. Petkucheva has impressed the members of the jury, the organizers and the audience with her research activities aimed at developing new methods for the production of hydrogen, which is not only an environmentally friendly material but also a flexible energy carrier. Her research is related to the production of cheap bifunctional catalysts for the production and use of [...]

2020-05-13T15:07:04+03:00Tuesday, 12 May 2020|Categories: Nanosciences, New Materials and Technologies|

Bulgarian scientists participate in the discovery of teraelectronvolt photons from cosmic gamma-ray burst

For over 15 years, the three largest gamma-astronomical experiments in the world, HESS (in the Namibian Mountains), MAGIC (on the volcanic top of La Palma Island, Canary Islands) and VERITAS (in the Arizona desert) have been looking for evidence of very high energy electromagnetic emission (over 1 teraelectronvolt) from cosmic gamma-ray bursts. The Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE) of BAS has been actively involved since 2005 in the MAGIC collaboration. It was created to study cosmic gamma radiation through the construction, development and operation of a complex of two Cherenkov telescopes and brings together about 170 scientists from 12 countries. Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest after the Big Bang short electromagnetic cosmic explosions that occur daily in the sky at an unpredictable [...]

2020-04-03T21:24:15+03:00Tuesday, 31 March 2020|Categories: Nanosciences, New Materials and Technologies, Selected|

Prof. Hristo Balarev with the Order “St. Cyril and Methodius”- pendant

At a solemn ceremony held on 31 January 2020 in the “Coat of Arms Hall” on 2, Dondukov Blvd., President Rumen Radev honored Prof. Hristo Balarev of the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry - BAS with the Order "St. Cyril and Methodius" - pendant for especially significant merits in the field of general and inorganic chemistry. The high state distinction is recognition of Prof. Balarev's scientific achievements in the field of structure and stability of crystalline hydrated salts, in modeling, scientific forecasting, research, interpretation and clarification of interactions occurring in various inorganic systems, as well as of his teaching, organizational and public activities. "The highest state honors are an expression of gratitude of our entire society for your dedicated work which places Bulgaria alongside [...]

2020-02-18T18:00:39+02:00Monday, 3 February 2020|Categories: Nanosciences, New Materials and Technologies|

Bulgarian scientists have created the battery of the future

Scientists from BAS in partnership with colleagues from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" have created a new generation battery that will revolutionize the storage of energy. It is an original Bulgarian development of a safe, cheap and environmentally friendly rechargeable battery based on sodium. It can be combined with lithium-ion batteries or even replace them completely in a number of applications. The great achievement of our scientists is the development of a new type of electrodes from easily accessible materials such as sulphate salts which are widespread and can even be found on Mars. The leading organization in the project is the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IGIC-BAS). Partners are the Institute of Electrochemistry and Energy Systems (IEES-BAS) [...]

2019-04-15T13:59:30+03:00Thursday, 28 March 2019|Categories: Nanosciences, New Materials and Technologies, Selected|