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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Structure, electrophysical and dynamic properties of mechanically activated perovskites PbBʹBʹʹO3 (Bʹ-Zr1-x, Bʹʹ-Tix) and SmFeO3

July 15, 2019, 4:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Marina Sirota
Investigation of the nanoscale structure around metal atoms in tektites and meteorites

July 15, 2019, 2:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Lyubov Guda
Characterisation of magnetic properties using magnetometer VSM Lakeshore. FORC method.

July 1, 2019, 4:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Yury Rusalev
Resonances and anomalies in the scattering of a photon by electrons of an atom and an atomic ion

June 24, 2019, 2:00 PM in a.012

Speaker: Koneev Rustam
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