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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Joint KU Leuven - SFedU Seminar

October 27, 2020, 10:00 AM in a.012

Speaker: Yury Rusalev, Elizaveta Kamyshova
Joint KIT-SFEDU seminar

October 7, 2020, 3:00 PM in Zoom

Speaker: Ilia Pankin, Oleg Usoltsev
Deciphering the Phillips Catalyst by Supervised Machine Learning from Orbital Analysis of Cr pre-edge XANES Molecular Libraries

September 28, 2020, 4:00 PM in MS Teams

Speaker: Alexander Guda
From bulk to nano: How changes properties

September 25, 2020, 4:00 PM in MS Teams

Speaker: Elena Kuchma
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