GOMEL, 29 September (BelTA) - Physicists of Francysk Skaryna Gomel State University are working on a new technology to produce magnetic materials using sol-gel methods, BelTA learned from the university's rector Sergei Khakhomov.
The scientific research of the Gomel physicists makes part of the TransFerr project co-implemented by Gomel State University and the Wroclaw-based Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research. “TransFerr makes part of the EU research and innovation program Horizon 2020. It will help Gomel scientists promote their solutions on the EU market,” Sergei Khakhomov clarified. In his words, Gomel State University has become one of the six equal participants of the international project when it signed the document. The group of partners comprises universities, R&D institutes and organizations from Germany, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine.
The project is meant to develop new technologies to produce ferrites which are widely used as magnetic materials in electronics, radio and computing. In particular, Gomel physicists are exploring sol-gel methods. “The very technology applied in the production of ferrites has a substantial impact on the properties of finished products in which ferrites are applied, namely motors, transformers, and the like,” Sergei Khakhomov said. He added that the research conducted in the six countries is aimed at improving the electric and physical properties and characteristics of ferrites. The results of joint research will be implemented in manufacturing in the European Union.
“For the scientists of Gomel State University, participation in this project is a good opportunity to exchange experience in innovations with foreign colleagues, find new common points in science, and outline avenues of further productive cooperation,” Sergei Khakhomov summed up.More about Society