Basic Information about the Laboratory:
The research is done in respect of nanotubes and boron nitride graphenes (BN), as well as composites therefrom (coatings, tapes, volume materials).
Activities of the Laboratory:
The laboratory was established in 2011 after NUST MISiS won the tender of megagrants held by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The development of state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing process requires the generation of new materials with a unique combination of various properties and functional features — mechanical, thermal and electronic ones. The nanotube that constitutes a nanosized cylinder generated by the graphite-like layer of hexagonally structured carbons and its bidimensional analog — graphene are expected to become revolutionary materials of the 21st century capable of producing a breakthrough in the materials science.
The key activities of the laboratory are listed below:
- synthesis of BN nanostructures ( multi-wall nanotubes, nanospheres, nanoplates and nanosheets) and coatings with the use of methods of high-temperature chemical deposition from the gaseous form;
- functionalization of the BN nanostructure surface using the methods of chemical and plasmachemical treatment;
- synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles BN/(Ag, Au, Al);
- developing, obtaining and optimizing the structure of ultrastrong composites based on light metallic matrices and boron nitride nanostructures;
- morphological and structural analysis of nano-, composite and hybrid materials using state-of-the-art analytical methods, such as: scanning and transmission electronic microscopy, atomic force microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy;
- examining the mechanical features of nanomaterials and their composites with different transformations and temperatures;
- development of new nanosystems based on boron nitride nanostructures to deliver anticancer agents, and
- theoretical modelling of nanostructures, including the development of academic knowledge about non-carbon nanomaterials, primarily bidimensional ones, the search of new stable nanostructures, examination of the conditions of their stability, electronic and magnetic features, as well as the analysis of related heterostructures.
Golberg DmitriHead of laboratory