Asylum Research, along with Intertech Corporation, Asylum's representative for Russia, hosted a distinguished group of Russian scientists in late October to discuss the latest advances in AFM technology and nanotechnology. The scientists were from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, Russia) and the Kurchatov Institute (Moscow, Russia) which are currently Russia's leading nanotechnology research centers.
Asylum presented information on fast scanning, nanoindenting, local thermal analysis, and AFM integration with optical microscopy, as well as recent advances in ease of use and other AFM topics. Asylum scientists also provided hands-on demonstrations of Asylum's Cypher Atomic Force Microscope, the world's highest resolution AFM, and the versatile MFP-3D Family of AFMs. The Russian scientists presented the status and goals of nanoscience and nanotechnology in Russia, as well as their own research on materials science, and cancer location and treatment using nanoparticles. The Russian delegation included:
- Dr. Grigory Arzumanyan - Deputy Director, JINR, supervisor of joint CIS Nanocentre
- Dr. Alexander Belushkin - Director of the Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Nanocentre at JINR
- Dr. Sergey Tyutyunnikov - Head of Department, JINR, and Kurchatov Research Centre
During their trip to the United States, the Russian group also visited the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Oregon, and the University of Buffalo. The US trip was sponsored by Intertech Corporation, which was represented by Timothy Kiernan, General Manager, and Alexander Shaforostov, Head of Surface Science. Asylum participants included application scientists Dr. Nick Geisse, Dr. Alejandro Bonilla, and Jason Li, EVP of Sales John Green, and CEO Dr. Jason Cleveland.