Novel smart materials is one of the “foundation stones” for sustainable development of the mankind. Rational producing of novel functional materials with necessary advanced properties (smart materials) should include the following steps:
1) nanodesign - computer design of the nanoscale atomic structure of target material,
2) synthesis of the designed materials,
3) nanodiagnostics - characterization of the nanoscale atomic, electronic and magnetic structures of the synthesized materials. We developed a “full-cycle” laboratory where all three steps are realized.
For nanodesign we are using multiscale computer modelling on the basis of various advanced approaches starting from Molecular Dynamics (VASP 5.3 and Scigress codes) up to DFT and Post-Hartree–Fock ab-initio approaches (ADF 2014, VASP 5.3 and Wien2k codes).
For synthesis (in addition to standard chemical routes) we are using solvothermal methods, microwave-assisted synthesis, sonochemical approaches, photoreduction and ball-milling mechano-chemistry.
For characterization of synthesized materials nanoscale local atomic, electronic and magnetic structures we are using advanced nondestructive methods including XANES, EXAFS, RIXS, XES, XMCD, XRD, DLS, FTIR, UV-VIS, fluorescence spectroscopy, vibrating sample magnetometry, BET porosimetry etc.
Prof. Alexander Soldatov represents Russia in ESUO
Director of our center will represent Russian synchrotron community in the European Synchrotron and Free Electron Lasers User Organisation (ESUO...Details
In situ gas/vacuum line for FTIR measurements
March 28, 2018, 4:30 PM in a.012Speaker: Andrei Tereshchenko
In situ laboratory XAS+Mossbauer study of LiFeMnPO4
March 28, 2018, 4:00 PM in a.012Speaker: Victor Shapovalov
Machine learning methods and their application to XAS
March 26, 2018, 4:00 PM in a.012Speaker: Sergey Guda
Scientific plans for 2018
March 19, 2018, 4:00 PM in a.012Speaker: Carlo Lamberti