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    The goal

    Developing of competitive and high-performance innovation center within Tomsk agglomeration boarders where high value-added industry and high-quality human resources are concentrated and advanced technologies are created in order to increase the quality of life and implement new model of economic growth.

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    «Advanced industry», «Science and education», «Technological innovations, new businesses», «Smart and handy city», «Business environment»

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    RUB 250 bln – investment gap. Confirmed extra-budgetary resources amounts to 65%.

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    12 federal ministries, 6 Tomsk universities, 5 national corporations, 400 small and medium innovation companies and manufacturing plants

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    INO Tomsk project synchronizes over 50 federal instruments and initiatives of different federal ministries and agencies.

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    65 actions included in roadmap help to involve stakeholders in INO Tomsk project.

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    6 types of areas within Tomsk agglomeration are developed according to INO Tomsk project: industrial, innovation, research and educational, historical and cultural, medical and sport parks.

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    INO Tomsk project is based on 6 innovation territorial clusters: petrochemical cluster, cluster of nuclear technologies, timber and pharmaceutical clusters, cluster of medical equipment and IT, cluster of wildlife resources, and cluster of hard-to-recover resources.

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    160 thousands of highly-efficient workplaces will be created before 2020 as a result of INO Tomsk project implementation.

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    Over 100 industrial, research and educational, social and infrastructure projects are implemented within INO Tomsk.

Modified Metals for Aerospace Industry Created by TPU and SB RAS Researches

29 November 2016 16:39

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Institute of High Current Electronics of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences developed a method of applying durable coating to the metals following its fusing into the bearing surface.  Such modified materials can be used in machine-building and aerospace engineering.

Aluminum and silumin - alloy of aluminum and silicon, - are used as a base for new materials.

«These metals are light and resistant to corrosion. For them to be used in aircraft and aerospace industry, we only need to modify their tensile strength and friction properties: increase tensile strength and durability», — clarifies Maria Rygyna, master’s student at nanomaterials and nanotechnologies department of TPU.

TPU researches use titanium, titanium nitride and silumin, which contains 25% silicon, for coating. The special thing about this developed methodology is that the coating is not sprayed on the surface rather than fused in by an intensive pulsed electron beam. Experimental research demonstrated that tensile strength is 6 times higher, whereas durability is 3 times higher as a result.

«World experts in material studies point out that the main problem today is adhesion of coating with bearing surface. If coating is simply sprayed, it can be easily removed. Researchers abroad are looking for solution of this problem by creating multi-layered coatings. However, such multi-layered spraying process takes longer time. Our suggestion is to fuse the coating in the surface: adhesion is increased significantly and the process itself only takes microseconds», — says Yury Ivanov, scientific advisor of the project, professor at nanomaterials and nanotechnologies department of TPU. 

Such coating method is possible when using special electron-ionic-plasma unit, created by IHCE SB RAS and TPU researchers. The developers point out that such machines are unique; Tomsk researchers supply them to Japan, China, and Canada.

According to Maria Rygyna, modified metals can be used to manufacture internal mechanism details of aerospace ships: those details endure the most wearing. Today, this method is already being used in woodworking tools production and machine building.