Young scientists from the Voronezh State University conduct advanced research of international importance. They study fundamental properties of advanced nanomaterials and their atomic and electronic structure. Elena Parinova, research fellow from the Department of Solid-State Physics and Nanostructures, studies combinations of different nanomaterials for future nanoelectronic devices.
"We study the compatibility of semiconductor and hybrid nanomaterials of natural origin. I should say that these nanomaterials are comprised of particles whose size is less than a hundred millionth of a meter. The structure of such particles is a new, unstudied class of promising objects for electronic devices of future technologies," says Elena Parinova.
To conduct the research, laboratory equipment of international standard, megascience facilities of Berlin Helmholtz Centre of Materials and Energy (Berlin, Germany), and National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute" (Moscow) was used. This equipment makes it possible to get information about such small objects and their properties. The researchers have been working on the project for two years.
"We were able to offer new approaches to studying structures of small dimension and get a set of absolutely new data about the studied nanomaterials and their compatibility," says Elena Parinova.
The results of the project by VSU researchers have been published in international journals Web of Science and presented at national and international conferences. At the final stage, the researchers discussed their project with scientists from national and international centres at a workshop at Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Jena, Germany), Kurchatov Institute and one of the largest conferences of European Society of Material Studies "EMRS-spring meeting 2019", which was held in France. The results were used to determine the following study of hybrid nanomaterials and structures based on them and to prepare applications to Russian and international foundations, which was aimed at continuing the research.
The project was supported by the Russian Science Foundation during the first set of events in the framework of the presidential programme of research projects implemented by leading scientists.