1. “Diffraction and spectroscopy for thin film and heterostructures characterization” (for Ph.D. students, 3 credits)
  • Lecturer: Dmitry Tsymbarenko
The course deals with modern instrumental methods for studying thin-film materials and heterostructures — X-ray diffraction (various geometries), X-ray reflectometry, Electron BackScattering Diffraction, Rutherford backscattering, X-ray photoelectron and Auger electron spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy. The hardware and software issues are considered.
2. “Synthesis and properties of inorganic compounds and materials: coordination compounds” (for 6-year students of Chemistry Department)
  • Lecturers: Natalia Kuzmina, Dmitry Tsymbarenko, Artem Makarevich, Vlodimir Dolzhenko, Igor Korsakov, Andrey Kaul

The course deals with basic concepts of coordination chemistry, thermodynamic and kinetic regularities of complexation reactions and methods for the synthesis of coordination compounds. It overviews the groups of elements in Periodic Table and their ability to form coordination compounds. Theoretical approaches to the description of the structure, reactivity and properties of coordination compounds are considered. Application of coordination compounds as precursors for materials are discussed.

3. “Selected chapters of chemistry: novel promising materials” (for 5-year students of Chemistry Department) in English.
  • Lecturers: Valentina Utochnikova, Dmitry Tsymbarenko, Sergey Istomin, Dmitry Charkin, Rodion Panin, Elena Klimashina, A. Anisimov, A. Khoroshutin, N. Zorov, A. Stolyarov, A. Malakho, A. Kepman.
The course deals with the following topics:
Coordination and metal-organic compounds for optics. Lanthanide coordination compounds and their luminescence. Luminescent materials based on coordination and metal-organic compounds. Modern approaches for synthesis of inorganic materials. Role of coordination chemistry. Design of coordination compounds to solve the practical problems. Biomaterials. Materials for high-temperature fuel cells. Part I. Materials for high-temperature fuel cells. Part II. The electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The powers and problems of modular approach to stability of mixed-layer structures: design and targeting new perovskitic oxyhalides (and not only). Molecular recognition. Catalysis. Nonhydrogen desulfurization methods of motor fuels. Design of hybrid mesoporous materials for catalytic applications. Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometry for analysis of solid samles. Laser chemistry of ultracold molecules: renaissance of high resolution spectroscopy. Ultracold molecules and the dawn of lab-controlled chemistry. Carbon materials. Polymer composite materials.
4. Selected chapters of inorganic chemistry: study of thin films and luminescent materials (for 6-year students of Chemistry Department)
    • Lecturers: Valentina Utochnikova, Dmitry Tsymbarenko
5. “Fundamentals of powder X-ray crystallography” (for 3-year students of Faculty of material sciences)
  • Lecturer: Dmitry Tsymbarenko
6. Special practical work “Synthesis of fluoride nanomaterials from solutions of coordination compounds” (4-5 year students, 1 credit)

Author: Dmitry Tsymbarenko