Russia to launch two nanotechnology plants
Russia is going to launch two nanotechnology operations this year. One, near Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia, will be producing silica for photovoltaic cells. The other, will operate near St. Petersburg, and will be turning out light-emitting diodes. The announcement is from First Deputy Prime Minister, Sergei Ivanov. He was speaking in Rybinsk on the Upper Volga at a ceremony to cut the ribbon on a plant making instruments with nano- structured surfaces.