Atom at its best

The Rosatom plans to launch a preclinical cyclotron-radiopharmacological complex and a multi-purpose irradiation centre in Bolivia in the near future, which are under implementation as part of a large-scale project of creation of the Centre for Nuclear Research and Technology. In addition to the radiopharmaceutical production facility and a multipurpose irradiation center, the Centre for Nuclear Research includes a reactor facility and a laboratory of radiobiology and radioecology, which are expected to be launched in 2024.

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The games of the atom

The European Commission’s initiative to include nuclear power in a taxonomy classifying the energy industries by their contribution to sustainable development has sparked a pan-European debate about whether nuclear generation is “clean”.

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Helium – in demand!

At a time when just about everyone is focused on hydrogen in its different colours, Gazprom has come up with a unique process for extracting helium and producing helium concentrate.

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Why thermal inactivation of airborne viruses could become a life-style

COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of air biosecurity because SARS-CoV-2 is mainly transmitted from person to person via airborne droplets. Preventing infectious droplets from entering the body is one of the best ways to protect against infection. In his paper, published at the Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, Mikhail S. Vlaskin, head of the Laboratory of Energy Accumulating Materials at the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences, reviews the transmission patterns of airborne pathogens and air disinfection methods.

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