Fundamental problems of design and characterization of nanocomposite / nanostructured materials are currently the frontmost for catalysis, material science, physics and chemistry of solids, as such materials are required to create a new generation of high-performance energy-generating devices (fuel cells, membrane reactors for the production of synthesis-gas and hydrogen from natural gas or renewable sources - biofuels), including hydrogen energy engineering.
The scientific activity of the laboratory is aimed at the development of original synthetic procedures of nanocrystalline / nanocomposite materials and methods of their application on metal and ceramic substrates, including the use of ultrasonic treatment, microwave heating, electron beam treatment. Optimized nanostructured / nanocomposite layer compositions and the process for their application will be used for prototyping planar medium-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), oxygen-permeable membranes and structured catalysts for production of hydrogen and synthesis gas.
The laboratory conducts research in the following areas:
International partners of the laboratory:
- Development of new approaches to the synthesis of nanocomposites and nanocrystalline materials and the formation of functional layers on their basis;
- Establishment of fundamental laws of functional layers with specified properties formation from nanocomposites and nanocrystalline materials applied to different types of media;
- Establishment of the relationship ‘composition - structure - functional characteristics of synthetic materials applying a unique set of physical and chemical methods;
- Solving problems through phase, chemical, thermal and structural stability of functional materials.
Institute of Powder Metallurgy NASB (Minsk, Belarus), University of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France), University of Ghent (Ghent, Belgium).
Doctor in Chemistry, Professor Vladislav Sadykov (email@example.com
Section of physical methods of solids studies, Department of Physics NSU
Institute of Catalysis Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences