1 O.V. Bogatsky Physico-Chemical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine
2 State enterprise of Special Instrument Making “Arsenal”, Ukraine
3 Joint Ukrainian-American Research and Production Enterprise “New Materials and Technologies”, Ukraine

Nauka naukozn. 2022, 2(116): 114–123

Section: Science and technology history
Language: Ukrainian
Abstract: The formation of links between science and industry is analyzed on the example of the development of materials for interference optics. It is demonstrated that even in the most difficult periods of history the established cooperation between an academic institute and a state enterprise can bring significant positive results. The evolution of “science-industry” links within the above sector in the period before and after Ukraine’s independence was analyzed, to show that the old schemes of relations specific for the administrative system were destroyed, and new ones were established and revived in new realities. The most important factor of high performance remains the existence of continuous cooperation under any circumstances.

During the 30-year period of cooperation since the independence of Ukraine, it took place in the following forms: work in a joint state program; participation in a joint project of the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine; implementation of an innovative (science and technology) project of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with the active support of industry partners; economic contracts for the development of materials to address various aspects; works on line of science or science and technology cooperation agreements. These works resulted in the award of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, with the jointly developed materials successfully used in the space-based optics of the EgyptSat-1 and Sich-2 satellites. Other material developments were used in making light-absorbing coatings for the infrared range of the spectrum, creating a durable multilayer coating for the cut-off filter and photodetector of the same spectrum. A new class of materials based on germanium — metal oxide (sulfide) components for diamond-like coatings was developed and tested. These developments allowed Ukraine to have a leading position in this field.

It is concluded that constant effort in R&D and industry enabled to achieve significant results in the creation of materials for interference optics of IR-spectrum.

Keywords: science, production, O.V. Bogatsky Physico-Chemical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, Joint Ukrainian-American Research and Production Enterprise “New Materials and Technologies”, State enterprise of special instrument making “Arsenal”, materials for interferential optics, business contracts, infrared optics.


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