Welcome to "Smart Materials", a unique place where the leading scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, nanotechnology, data science and artificial intelligence work together in one laboratory. We offer a "full-cycle" of materials development: from computer modelling to chemical synthesis and extensive characterization.
More than 1,000 hours per year, our researchers spend at the synchrotron radiation sources performing cutting-edge experiments to study materials under working conditions. Whether for catalysis, energetics, gas storage or sensing, these operando studies are the key for understanding the materials' functionality at the atomic level.
We hold the world-leading positions in the field of X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Several programs for XANES analysis, including those based on machine learning algorithms, have been developed by our team or in collaboration with our international partners.

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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...


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Mutual influence of structure and magnetic properties in systems with strong electron correlations: complementary application of neutron and synchrotron radiation scattering and μSR

January 26, 2022, 3:00 PM in 501

Speaker: Sikolenko Vadim Vitalievich
X-Ray diagnostics of functional materials in operando regime

January 21, 2022, 3:00 PM in 501

Speaker: Alexander Guda
Dynamics of the atomic and electronic structure of palladium-based catalysts under realistic industrial conditions

December 28, 2021, 3:00 PM in 501

Speaker: Aram Bugaev
Determination of the Pd nanoparticles structural parameters by X-ray bbsorption spectroscopy data

December 27, 2021, 3:00 PM in 501

Speaker: Oleg Usoltsev
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