On February 8, 2011 the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
attended the exhibition "The history of Russian innovations: from periodic table
to graphene" that was held in the Polytechnical Museum and opened the 1st
Russian Festival of Science. SOLVER NEXT from NT-MDT was
presented and aroused significant interest from the President.
The exhibition "The history of Russian innovations: from periodic table to
graphene" was organized by the largest Russian scientific and technical museum
Polytechnical Museum and Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO).
Primitive optical microscope invented by Franz Aepinus and fully automated Scanning Probe Microscope SOLVER NEXT by NT-MDT
The main idea of the exhibition was to show the evolution of Russian science,
technologies and inventions, the Russian contribution to global scientific
progress using the latest achievements of the leading Russian companies.
All the up-to-date exhibits were linked to their historical pairs from
Polytechnical Museum collection, and each pair demonstrated to visitors the
initial and current stages of the different mechanisms and devices.
NT-MDT Co. introduced its Scanning Probe Microscope SOLVER NEXT. It was
displayed together with the achromatic microscope invented by Franz Aepinus
(member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and professor of physics) in 1784. It
was one of the first devices that provided a glimpse into the micro-world.
In the 21st century we can see nano-details through Scanning Probe Microscope
and the SOLVER NEXT. It is a fully automated setup that has a sub-nanometer
resolution and allows us to study the physical properties and topography of the
The President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev opened the First
Russian Festival of Science at the exhibition. The President visited the NT-MDT
Co. exhibit and had a brief talk with an engineer of NT-MDT Co. about the
features of the SOLVER NEXT.
This type of governmental activity showed that the Russian Federation intends
to continue revitalization strategies that use technological know-how and the
most modern innovations.