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Synthesis of Functional Materials and Mineral Processing Laboratory

Aleksandr E. Baranchikov

Head of Laboratory, Ph.D. in Chemistry

  • Streamlined synthesis and research into the physicochemical properties of new highly dispersed and nanodispersed functional materials, including catalysts and photocatalysts, based on oxides of bismuth, transition metals, and rare-earth elements.
  • Study of mechanisms for the formation of functional oxide materials during synthesis by the methods of “soft chemistry”.
  • Development of methods to produce oxide nanomaterials with high biological activity.
  • Production of new hybrid materials for solar energy.
  • Creation of the scientific bases of environmentally safe and resource-saving chemical-technological processes to process mineral raw materials.
  • Synthesis of new deicing reagents. Study of glass formation in water-electrolyte systems.

New approaches to the synthesis of the structure and size-dependent properties of functional materials based on metal oxide compounds, primarily rare-earth and transition elements, were suggested, and comprehensive studies were conducted. Numerous examples (in vitro and in vivo) demonstrated the pronounced biological activity of nanocrystalline CeO2. Methods to obtain a number of effective oxide photocatalysts based on TiO2, WO3, and complex bismuth ferrites were developed. A number of new aerogels were obtained, including organo-inorganic ones, which are characterized by high hydrophobicity, pronounced luminescent and catalytic properties. As a result of the detailed analysis of phase equilibria in R2O3–MxOy–Sb2O5 systems (R = Bi, La, Ce, Pr; M = Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Ga), new magnetically frustrated materials with the pyrochlore structure were obtained. The possibility of creating electrorheological fluids based on nanoparticles of metal oxides with a high density (7–8 g/cm3) was demonstrated for the first time. A number of new hybrid halobismuthates, promising light-absorbing materials for solar energy, were obtained and characterized. New highly effective oxide catalysts for the processes of oxidative dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons and alcohols, conversion of methane to synthesis gas, and CO oxidation were developed.

A method to calculate the mineral composition of igneous rocks according to their chemical analysis was devised. A method to produce stone ceramics with a binder component from various types of igneous rocks was developed. Methods to apply basalt-ceramic protective coatings on metal surfaces were proposed.

The phase equilibria and glass formation in water-salt systems were studied, and a number of new deicing reagents were suggested. Several water-salt glasses that are stable at temperatures above 0°C were obtained. A technological process was developed and successfully tested to clean the internal surfaces of pipes of an air-cooling apparatus for natural gas from gas condensate deposits.

  1. Ekaterina I. Berbekova Head Technologist
  2. Olga V. Boitsova Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  3. Olga M. Gaitko Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  4. Vyacheslav P. Danilov Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  5. Anna V. Egorysheva Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  6. Vladimir K. Ivanov Head Researcher, Corresponding Member of RAS
  7. Olga S. Ivanova Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  8. Irina A. Kirilenko Head Technologist
  9. Dmitry F. Kondakov Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Engineering)
  10. Vitaly Yu. Kotov Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  11. Vladimir A. Krenev Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  12. Elena N. Pechenkina Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  13. Sergey V. Fomichev Leading Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  14. Elena A. Frolova Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  15. Taisia O. Kozlova Researcher
  16. Evgeny G. Il’in Head Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  17. Artemy S. Parshakov Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  18. Aleksey Yapryntsev Researcher
  19. Svetlana V. Kameneva Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  20. Il’ya V. Roslyakov Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  21. Pavel V. Evdokimov Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  22. Glafira S. Taran Junior Researcher
  23. Varvara O. Veselova Junior Researcher
  24. Anastasia A. Kolmakova Junior Researcher
  25. Madina M. Sozarukova Junior Researcher, Ph.D. (Biology)
  26. Maria A. Teplonogova Senior Research Assistant
  27. Aleksey V. Lukashin Leading Researcher, Corresponding Member of RAS
  28. Aleksey S. Loktev Leading Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  29. А. Prokopov Leading Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  30. Pavel P. Fedorov Leading Researcher, Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry)
  31. Evgeny A. Goodilin Senior Researcher, Corresponding Member of RAS
  32. Sergey V. Kuznetsov Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  33. Alexey О. Chagarovsky Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  34. Ekaterina А. Isaeva Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  35. Аnna А. Luginina Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  36. Alexander G. Domantovsky Researcher, Ph.D. (Engineering)
  37. Alsou R. Dyukina Researcher, Ph.D. (Biology)
  38. Alexey А. Rumyantsev Head Technologist
  39. Lyudmila Moiseeva Leading Technologist
  40. Аrtem M. Makarevich Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Biology)
  41. Nellie R. Popova Senior Researcher, Ph.D. (Biology)
  42. Anton I. Gavrilov Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  43. Dmitry Sharovarov Junior Researcher
  44. Olga L. Evdokimova Junior Researcher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
  45. Anna V. Evdokimova Senior Research Assistant
  46. Dmitry D. Kolmanovich Senior Research Assistant
  47. Olga N. Makarevich Senior Research Assistant
  48. Aleksey A. Sadovnikov Technologist

Postgraduate students

  1. Aleksey D. Yapryntsev
  • A. Lermontov, N.A. Sipyagina, A.N. Malkova, A.E. Baranchikov, V.K. Ivanov. Chiral lactate-modified silica aerogels // Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 2017. V. 237. p. 127–131.
  • V. Agafonov, A.S. Krayev, O.I. Davydova, K.V. Ivanov, T.O. Shekunova, A.E. Baranchikov, O.S. Ivanova, L.P. Borilo, A.V. Garshev, V.V. Kozik, V.K. Ivanov. Nanocrystalline ceria: A novel material for electrorheological fluids // RSC Advances. 2016. V.6. p. 88851–88858.
  • A. Krenev, O.A. Noskovaa, N.P. Dergacheva, N.F. Drobot, S.V. Fomichev. Modern classification of the rocks of gabbro-basalt raw materials occurring in Russia // Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering. 2018. V. 52(4). p. 612–618.
  • N. Gubanova, A.Ye. Baranchikov, G.P. Kopitsa, L. Almásy, B. Angelov, A.D. Yapryntsev, L. Rosta, V.K. Ivanov. Combined SANS and SAXS study of the action of ultrasound on the structure of amorphous zirconia gels // Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. 2015. V.24. p. 230–237.
  • T. Kuznetsov, V.P. Danilov, V.P. Zlomanov, P.P. Fedorov, I.K. Garkushin, K.K. Il’in, D.V. Drobot, S.A. Mazunin. Terminology of physicochemical analysis. Moscow: Lenand. 2017. 48 p. [in Russian]
  • G. Il’in, A.S. Parshakov, L.D. Iskhakova et al. Synthesis and complex study of cerium (IV) fluoride hydrate // J. Fluorine Chem. 2020. V. 236. p. 109576.
  • G. Il’in, A.G. Beirakhov, V.G. Yarzhemskii, A.E. Gekhman, A.K. Buryak. Symmetric cage structures of isomers of nonstoichiometric lower molybdenum oxides // Doklady Chemistry. 2017. V. 475(2). p. 173–178.
  • Yu. Kotov, A.B. Ilyukhin, K.P. Birin, V.K. Laurinavichyute, A.A. Sadovnikov, Z.V. Dobrokhotova, S.A. Kozyukhin. Hybride halobismuthate light-harvesting material with optical band gap of 1.70 eV // New Journal of Chemistry. 2016. V. 40. p. 10041–10047.
  • K. Ivanov, P.P. Fedorov, A.E. Baranchikov, V.V. Osiko. Oriented attachment of particles: 100 years of investigations of non-classical crystal growth // Russian Chemical Reviews. 2014. V. 83(12). p. 1204–1222.
  • K. Ivanov, A.B. Shcherbakov, A.E. Baranchikov, V.V. Kozik. Nanocrystalline cerium dioxide: properties, preparation, use. Tomsk: Izdtatelstvo Tomskogo Universiteta. 2013. 284 p. [in Russian]
  • V. Egorysheva, O.G. Ellert, Yu.V. Maksimov, V.D. Volodin, N.N. Efimov, V.M. Novotortsev. Subsolidus phase equilibria and magnetic characterization of the pyrochlore in the Bi2O3–Fe2O3–Sb2Ox system // Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 2013. V. 579. p. 311–314.
  • A.E. Baranchikov, O.S. Polezhaeva, V.K. Ivanov, Yu.D. Tretyakov. Lattice expansion and oxygen non-stoichiometry of nanocrystalline ceria // CrystEngComm. 2010. V.12. p. 3531–3533.
  • P. Danilov – Title “Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation” (1997)
  • K. Ivanov – I.V. Grebenshchikov Prize of RAS (2018), Honorary Certificate of FANO Russia for excellent work and outstanding achievements in professional activities (2018)
  • M. Gaitko – RAS Medal with Awards for Young Scientists of Russia in the field of physical chemistry and technology of inorganic materials for the series of works “New magnets based on complex bismuth and REE oxides with 2D and 3D trigonal sublattices containing transition elements” (2017)
  • O. Shekunova – RAS Medal with Awards for Young Scientists of Russia in the field of physical chemistry and technology of inorganic materials for the series of works “Photoactive nanomaterials for environmental and biomedical applications: formation mechanisms, structure, and properties” (2016)
  • D. Yapryntsev – RAS Medal with Awards for Students of Higher Educational Institutions of Russia in the field of physical chemistry and technology of inorganic materials for the series of works “Ultrasonic exposure as a way of directed formation of structure of functional nanomaterials” (2014)
  • V. Egorysheva – MAIK Science/Interperiodica Award for best publications in the journals published by the company (2013)
  • V. Boytsova – RAS Medal with Awards for Young Scientists of Russia in the field of physical chemistry and technology of inorganic materials for the series of works “Preparation of nanostructured oxide materials using soft chemistry methods for energy conversion devices” (2013)
  • S. Ivanova – RAS Medal with Awards for Young Scientists of Russia in the field of physical chemistry and technology of inorganic materials for the work “New multifunctional oxide nanomaterials and nanocomposites: formation mechanisms, structure and properties” (2011), L`Oreal-UNESCO scholarship “For women in science ”(2018)
  • A. Krenev – Gold Medals at exhibitions “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” (Nurnberg) for the work “Method of melting basaltic raw materials” and “Method of processing rhenium-containing technogenic raw materials” (2008)
  • G. Beirakhov, E.G. Il’in, Yu.M. Kulyako, B.F. Myasoedov, I.M. Orlova, V.V. Shatalov, V.V. Shilov – Diploma in the nomination “100 Best Inventions of Russia” of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property for the development of “Method for preparation of powder uranium dioxide” (RF Patent № 2415084) (2011)
  • K. Ivanov, A.E. Baranchikov – Russian Chemical Reviews Award for publishing the most cited review in the journal Russian Chemical Reviews (2016)
  • K. Ivanov, A.E. Baranchikov, O.S. Polezhaeva – MAIK Science/Interperiodica Award for best publications in the journals published by the company (2007)
  • K. Ivanov, A.S. Vanetsev – MAIK Science/Interperiodica Prize for best publications in the journals published by the company (2005)
  • V.K. Ivanov, A.E. Baranchikov, A.S. Vanetsev – RAS Medal with Awards for Young Scientists of Russia in the field of physical chemistry and technology of inorganic materials for the work “Development of effective methods for directed synthesis of functional oxide materials using microwave and ultrasonic fields” (2005)

Grants of the Russian Science Foundation

  • 18-73-10212. Synthetic approaches for stabilization of photosensitive and thermosensitive materials based on complex oxide systems with spinodal decomposition (2018–2020)
  • 18-73-10150. Sreamlined synthesis, photochemical properties, and biological activity of nanomaterials and hybrid materials based on tungsten(VI) oxide (2018–2020)
  • 17-73-10426. Nanotubular and lamellar hydrosilicates of d-elements (Fe, Co, Ni) as materials for heterogeneous catalysis (2017–2018)
  • 17-73-10493. Development of methods to produce new cosmetic pigments based on titanium dioxide with regulated particle shape and phase composition (2017–2018)
  • 16-13-10399. New oxide nanomaterials for electrorheological liquids (2016–2018)
  • 14-13-01150. Materials based on metal oxide aerogels: methods for production, functional properties, and promising applications (2014–2018)

Grants of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

  • 18-29-06014-mk. New hybrid materials based on arogels and nanocrystalline metal oxides for decontamination of toxic organic compounds (2018–2020)
  • 17-03-01157-a. Homogeneous hydrolysis under hydrothermal-microwave treatment as a new method for producing oxide nanomaterials with controlled microstructure (2017–2019)
  • 17-53-150007 NTsNI_a. Dielectric constant gradient materials for terahertz optics (2017–2019)
  • 14-03-00262-a. Magnetic bismuth-containing triple pyrochlores: synthesis, structure, and properties (2014–2016)
  • 14-03-00907-a. New multifunctional materials based on layered hydroxo compounds of rare-earth elements (2014–2016)
  • 13-03-00717-a. Development of scientific foundations of technology of anti-corrosion and friction coatings based on gabbro-basalt raw materials (2013–2015)
  • 09-03-12121-ofi_m. Development and creation of oxide-silicate nanoscale and nanostructured materials and coatings based on metal and ceramic under ultrasound (2009–2011)
  • 08-03-00471-a. Functional materials based on nanocrystalline cerium dioxide: synthesis and study of size effects (2008–2010)
  • 07-03-13511-ofi_ts. Creation of integrated method for processing basalt-diabase raw materials for obtaining stone-ceramic products and associated extraction of valuable components (2007–2009)

Projects in basic research programs of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Development of new low-temperature solid granular anti-icing reagent for airfields from natural mineral raw materials (2015–2017)
  • Coordination polynuclear and mixed complexes of d— and f-metals for preparation of non-stoichiometric nanoscale oxides, luminescent materials, deposition of thin films, and coatings (2015–2017)
  • Baykov Institute  of Metallurgy and Materials RAS (Moscow)
  • Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis RAS (Moscow)
  • Prokhorov General Physics Institute RAS (Moscow)
  • Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS (Moscow)
  • Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution RAS (Moscow)
  • Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics RAS (Moscow)
  • Lebedev Physics Institute RAS (Moscow)
  • Institute of Physiologically Active Compounds RAS (Chernogolovka, Moscow region)
  • Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics RAS (Pushchino, Moscow region)
  • Grebenshchikov Institute of Silicate Chemistry RAS (St. Petersburg)
  • Vinogradov Institute of Geochemistry, Siberian Branch RAS (Irkutsk)
  • Krestov Institute of Solution Chemistry RAS (Ivanovo)
  • State Design Survey and Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation Aeroproject (Moscow)
  • National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” (Moscow)
  • Vishnevsky Research Institute of Surgery (Moscow)
  • Helmholtz Moscow Research Institute of Eye Diseases (Moscow)
  • Konstantinov Institute of Nuclear Physics, National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” (St. Petersburg)
  • Regional Certification Center “Opytnoe” Ltd (Balashikha, Moscow region)
  • “Bazalt-Most” Ltd (Podolsk, Moscow region)
  • Roshal Chemical Plant “Nordix” (Voskresensk, Moscow Region)
  • Leading Research Institute of Chemical Technology of the ROSATOM State Corporation (Moscow)
  • Basalt Projects Inc. (Moscow)
  • Moscow State University (Moscow)
  • Moscow Technological University MIREA (Moscow)
  • Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia (Moscow)
  • Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (Moscow)
  • National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow)
  • Saint Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg)
  • Saint Petersburg Mining University (St. Petersburg)
  • National Research Tomsk State University (Tomsk)
  • Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Bogatsky Physico-Chemical Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Institute of Physical Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)
  • Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary)
  • Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS) at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
  • Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Czech Republic)
  • University of Tartu (Estonia)