By the end of 2008 NT-MDT Co. fulfilled the commitments of delivery of NanoEducator scientific training laboratories for 35 educational organizations in the Russian Federation. The deliveries were carried out in accordance with the Government contracts of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation. Most of the classes already issued first students.
The scientific training laboratory developed by NT-MDT is a class equipped with several sets of training Scanning Probe Microscopes NanoEducator. In the process of training the students learn the practical basis of nanotechnology. All the microscopes in the class are networked. The networking allows a teacher to monitor and control the process of investigation of nanosized objects by a student in the class with high comfort and educational level.
Important feature of the NanoEducator is the ready-to-start concept. In addition to microscopes and computers the training laboratory includes a kit of tools to prepare cost effective probes, a set of test samples, textbook on principles of SPM spectroscopy and nanolithography, recommended laboratory courses, etc. So it is not surprising that most of the classes installed in November 2008 issued first students already in March 2009!
As of today more than 70 scientific training laboratories NanoEducator have been installed in the Russian Federation. Beside that there are NanoEducators in more than 20 countries worldwide.