Laboratory of Nanomaterials (LNM)

lnm-lab-tour-4 Mission of the Laboratory
Our mission is to carry out high impact scientific and applied research based on nanomaterials to gain international recognition as a laboratory for the research excellence. The scientific level of the group is maintained by international leading scientists, involved in the research, strengthened by successful collaboration with national and international researchers and by disseminating research results in high quality journals and by holding scientific conferences and teaching courses in the frame of scientific interests of the group. The main aim is to generate innovation and commercialization of scientific results produced in the laboratory.

LNM conducts research related to the gas phase synthesis of carbon nanomaterials and their applications in optoelectronics and photovoltaics. The international research team includes members from Russia, Finland, Ukraine and India.

The current staff includes:

  • Head of the lab – professor, Dr. Sc. Albert Nasibulin.
  • 8 PhD level senior scientists (Dr. Yury Gladush – optical measurements and modelling, Dr. Daria Kopylova – photodectors, Dr. Anastsia Goldt – chemistry of nanomaterials, Dr. Anastasia Tyurnina – 2D materials for photovoltaics, Dr. Fedor Fedorov – gas sensors, Dr. Eugene Shulga – nanomaterials for 3D printing, Dr. Vladislav Kondrashov – electronic devices, Dr. Dmitry Krasnikov – synthesis of SWCNT films).
  • 9 PhD students: Pramod Mulbagal Rajanna – solar cell based on SWCNTs, Evgenia Gilshteyn – supercapacitors, Vsevolod Iakovlev – synthesis of SWCNT films, Alexey Tsapenko – SWCNT films for ITO replacement, Stepan Romanov – ultrasound generator based on SWCNT films, Boris Afinogenov – photonic crystals, Anton Bubis –  Lithography, Artem Grebenko – 2D Materials, and Maria Goncharova – SWCNT fibers, Alena Alekseeva – gas sensor.
  • 6 MSc students:  Yulia Sklyueva – 2D structures, Aram Mkrtchyan – saturable absorber, Ilya Gukov – fiber laser. Orisia Zaremba – doping SWCNTs, Boris Zabelich – optical properties of carbon nanomaterials, Daria Satco – TB calculations.

LNM is among the top technology laboratories in the world and offers a unique environment for strong interdisciplinary research and a proven track record of productive cooperation. The Laboratory of NanoMaterials conducts research related to the gas phase (aerosol) synthesis of carbon nanomaterials. Importantly, the SWCNTs synthesized by the aerosol method developed in our group meet all the requirements for low-cost, flexible, transparent and stretchable electronics, which could be used in many high-tech applications like touch sensors and displays, flexible and transparent electrodes in photovoltaic devices, optoelectronic devices, OLEDs, supercapacitors, etc. Moreover, our AuCl3 and HAuCl4-doped SWCNT films exhibited state-of-the-art sheet resistances as low as 40 Ω/□at a transmission of T = 90%. This is superior to the performance of various ITO on flexible polymer substrates and, to our knowledge, is the lowest reported sheet resistance for SWCNT-based transparent electrodes. Additionally, these SWCNT films can be used to fabricate thin, conductive and mechanically strong fibers. Further, the Russian group has made contributions in the field solar cells with SWCNT films as heterojunction with C-Si and amorphous silicon where a novel approach of device fabrication under ambient conditions has been reported.