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Laboratories:  Inorganic Materials Sciences Chemistry of Coordination Compounds
  Chemistry and Physics of Sensor and Semiconductor Materials  Inorganic Synthesis
 Inorganic Crystallochemistry  



Team leader:

Dr Alexei N. Kuznetsov
Leading researcher
PhD - 1999 (inorganic chemistry, MSU)
D. Sci. - 2009 (inorganic chemistry, MSU)
Professor of Russian Academy of Sciences – 2016
Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences - 2016
Cluster compounds, intermetallics, structure & bonding, quantum chemistry


 Team members:

Taisya G. Filatova
Dipl. degree in chemistry (MITHT, 1977)
Inorganic synthesis, bismuth clusters, metal subhalides

Dr Elena Yu. Zakharova
Assistant professor
PhD 2012 (inorganic chemistry, MSU)
Low-dimensional compounds, heterometallic bonding, palladium and platinum intermetallics

Undergraduate students

Stroganova Ekaterina Andreevna
5rd year student
Inorganic synthesis, intermetallics, clusters, mixed chalcogenides


Main focus of the research of our team – main group metal-based systems of homo- and heterometallic bonds. Principal objects of the research are mixed subvalent metal halides and chalcogenides. The aspects investigated include crystal and electronic structures, as well as the structure-property relationships with particular emphasis on anisotropic physical properties of low-dimensional compounds. Research directions include:

  • Synthesis and investigation of homonuclear polyatomic clusters of main-group elements.
  • Design, synthesis and investigations of inorganic compounds featuring extended systems of homo- and heterometallic bonds of varying (1D, 2D) dimensionality.
  • First-principle studies of homo- and heterometallic bonding and direct-space bonding analysis


• A.N. Kuznetsov, A.A. Serov. Ni5.73InSe2 – a metal-rich selenide based on the Cu3Au-type 2D heterometallic framework: Synthesis, structure, and bonding.// Eur.J. Inorg. Chem., 2016, 3, 373–379.

• N.A. Yelovik, A.V. Mironov, Mikhail A. Bykov, A.N. Kuznetsov, A.V. Grigorieva, Zheng Wei, E.V. Dikarev, A.V. Shevelkov. Iodobismuthates Containing One-Dimensional BiI4– Anions as Prospective Light-Harvesting Materials: Synthesis, Crystal and Electronic Structure, and Optical Properties. // Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55(9), 4132-4140.

• Autθs G., Isaeva A., Moreschini L., J.C. Johannsen, Pisoni A., Mori R., Zhang W., T.G. Filatova, A.N. Kuznetsov, Forrσ L., Van_den_Broek W., Kim Y., K. S. Kim, Lanzara A., J.D. Denlinger, Rotenberg E., Bostwick A., Grioni M., and O.V. Yazyev. A novel quasi-one-dimensional topological insulator in bismuth iodide β-Bi4I4.// Nature Materials, 2016, 15, 154–158.

• D. O. Charkin, S. M. Kazakov, S. N. Kalmykov, A. V. Gorbachev, A. N. Kuznetsov, A. Y. Zakharov, Y. A. Teterin, K. I. Maslakov, A. Y. Teterin, and K. E. Ivanov. Synthesis and XPS studies of uranium-bearing aurivillius-derived layered perovskites. // J. Alloys Compd., 2016, 677, 271–280.

• E.Yu. Zakharova, S.M. Kazakov, A.N. Kuznetsov. A new representative of the cubic parkerites family: Synthesis, crystal and electronic structure of Pt3Bi2Se2. // J. Alloys Compd., 2015, 651, 193–199.

• E.Yu. Zakharova, N.A. Andreeva, S.M. Kazakov, A.N. Kuznetsov. Ternary arsenides based on platinum-indium and palladium-indium fragments of the Cu3Au-type: crystal structures and chemical bonding. J. Alloys Compd., 2015, 621, 307-313.

• D. O. Charkin, I. V. Plokhikh, A. N. Kuznetsov, and S. M. Kazakov. BaFAlSi and BaFAlGe: First transition metal-free LaOAgS-type fluoride tetrelides. J. Alloys Compd., 2015, 627, 451–454.

•  E.Yu. Zakharova, S.M. Kazakov, A.A. Isaeva, A.M. Abakumov, G. Van Tendeloo, A.N. Kuznetsov. Pd5InSe and Pd8In2Se – New metal-rich homological selenides with 2D palladium–indium fragments: Synthesis, structure and bonding. J. Alloys Compd., 2014, 589, 48-55.

•  Zakharova E.Yu, Churakov A.V., Doert Th., Kuznetsov A.N. Pd17In4Se4, a Metal-Rich Palladium-Indium Selenide with an Open-Framework Structure. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem, 2013, 6164-6169.

•  Kulbachinskii V.A., Kytin V.G., Kudryashov A.A., Kuznetsov A.N., Shevelkov A.V. On the electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of BiTeBr and BiTeI single crystals and of BiTeI with the addition of BiI3 and CuI. J. Solid State Chem., 2012, 193, 154-160.

•  Е.Ю. Захарова, А.А. Исаева,  А.Н. Кузнецов,  А.В. Оленев­. Новые смешанные теллуриды палладия-свинца и палладия-олова со структурой типа NiAs. Изв. Академии Наук. Сер. Химическая, 2011, 3, 431-436.

•  В.А. Кульбачинский, В.Г. Кытин, З.В.Лаврухина, А.Н.Кузнецов, А.В. Маркелов, А.В. Шевельков. Термоэлектрические свойства BiTeI с BiI3, CuI и сверхстехиометрическим висмутом. Физика и техника полупроводников, 2011, т.45, вып.7, 874-878.

• A.A. Isaeva, O.N. Makarevich, A.N. Kuznetsov, Th.Doert, A.M. Abakumov, G. Van Tendeloo. Mixed Tellurides NixGaTe2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.65): Crystal and Electronic Structures, Properties, and Nickel Deficiency Effects on Vacancy Ordering. Eur.J.Inorg.Chem., 2010, 1395-1404.

•  В.А. Кульбачинский, В.Г. Кытин, З.В.Лаврухина, А.Н.Кузнецов, А.В. Шевельков. Гальваномагнитные, термоэлектрические свойства и электронное строение монокристаллов BiTeBr и BiTeI. Физика и техника полупроводников, 2010, т.44, вып.12, 1596-1601.

• M. Lindsjo, L. Kloo, A. Kuznetzov, B. Popovkin. Bi16I4 — A New Bismuth Subiodide: An Analysis of Molecular Packing and Electronic Structures of the Compounds in the BimI4 (m = 14, 16, 18) Family. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2008, 33, 5196–5202.

• A.N. Kuznetsov, O.N. Makarevich, Th. Doert. New family of mixed nickel and group 13-14 metal tellurides with incommensurate structures. Acta Crystallogr., 2008, A64, C516-517.

• О.Н. Литвиненко, А.Н. Кузнецов, А.В. Оленев, Б.А. Поповкин. Новые смешанные теллуриды никеля с металлами 13–14 групп Ni3-δMTe2 (M=Sn, In, Ga). Известия Академии Наук. Серия химическая, 2007, 56(10), c.1879–1881.

• T.G. Filatova, P.V. Gurin, L. Kloo, V.A. Kulbachinskii, A.N. Kuznetsov, V.G. Kytin, M. Lindsjo, B.A. Popovkin. Electronic structure, galvanomagnetic and magnetic properties of the bismuth subhalides Bi4I4 and Bi4Br4. J. Solid State Chem., 2007, 180(3), 1103-1109.

• S.V. Savilov, A.N. Kuznetsov, B.A. Popovkin, V.N. Khrustalev, P. Simon, J. Getzschmann, Th. Doert, M. Ruck Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Electronic Structure of Modulated Pd7-dSnTe2.// Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem., 2005, 631, 293-301.

• A.N. Kuznetsov, L. Kloo, M. Lindsjo, J. Rosdahl, H. Stoll. Ab Initio Calculations on Bismuth Cluster Polycations. Chem. Eur. J., 2001, 7 , 2821-2828.

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