V.N. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials of the National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

Web page: http://www.ism.kiev.ua/english/ 
Country: Ukraine
Contact person: Professor Yuri Nikitin 


Short description:

V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine - is a large science and technology center. The Institute produces and applies synthetic diamond, cubic boron nitride and other superhard materials, high-density high-tech ceramics, and cemented carbides. It deals also with manufacturing structural products and tools of the above materials.

The ISM performs fundamental researches and science and technology developments in the following directions:

1) investigations into physicochemical processes of making monocrystalline, disperse and film-like superhard materials over a wide range of temperatures and pressures, development of novel process of production ceramic and composite materials and products made of them;

2) studies of physical, chemical and mechanical properties of new superhard materials;

3) development of efficient tools, wear-resistant coatings and components of superhard materials and processes of their production;

4) advancement of scientific principles of the development of efficient processes of machining metals and non-metallic materials with SHM tools as well as methods and processes of applications of SHM, including the use in designs of machine components and devices of a new generation;

5) development of methods of process optimization and controlling quality and performance of workpices.