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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Quantum Chemistry of Clusters and New Materials

May 27, 2019, 4:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Prof. Alexander Boldyrev (Utah State University)
UV assisted synthesis of nanoparticles

May 20, 2019, 4:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Mikhail Kirichkov
Characterization of ordinary chondrites

April 22, 2019, 4:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Lyubov Guda
Dynamic, thermodynamic and optical properties of frame-cluster systems and functional materials on their basis

April 15, 2019, 3:00 PM in a. 012

Speaker: Serebrennikov Dmitry
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