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.  

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Open Day for Bachelor Students
Open Day for Bachelor Students

On November, 23 we invite 4th year bachelor students to participate in the presentation of our master program "Nanoscale Structure of Materials&q...

A series of online workshops

On October 26-31, a series of workshops on Practical aspects of spectral data analysis powered by machine learning algorithms will be held.


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Student scientific conference "Week of Science 2021" in the section "Smart materials and mega-class research facilities"

April 26, 2021, 4:00 AM in MS Teams

Speaker: Svetlana Shapovalova
Nanoscale atomic and electronic structure of some classes of new and natural compounds of transition metals

April 7, 2021, 2:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Antonina Kravtsova
MIL-88a: Electrochemical Synthesis, Optimization, Characterization

April 5, 2021, 4:00 PM in MS Teams

Speaker: Kuzharov Andrey
Heating efficiency in magnetic nanoparticle hyperthermia

March 22, 2021, 4:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Oleg Polozhentsev
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