Laboratory of chemical design of new multifunctional oxide materials
Bernard Raveau Vladimir Cherepanov
International head
Dr. Bernard Raveau
Professor Emeritus University of Caen
UrFU head
Dr. Vladimir Cherepanov
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The main aims of the laboratory are:

— formation of the strategy for the synthesis of new multifunctional complex oxides with a set of required target properties;

— determination of the interconnections such as chemical composition – real (crystal and defect) structure – functional properties;

— elaboration of theoretical approaches for the description of functional properties of complex oxides, like conductivity, chemical expansion, oxygen permeability based on the chemical composition and structural characteristics.

chem disIn 2014 new nanoscale ordered quintuple perovskite phase was discovered and characterized with respect to its fine structure, defect structure and electrical and magnetic properties. Two papers in highly ranked international journals have already been published with the results of our research.

In 2015-2016 we are planning to explore the discovered family of oxides, expand our collaboration and exchange visits especially for young researchers.

“There are several reasons why I decided to become the Head of this Laboratory. The first one is the great potential of the young chemists, researchers in Ekaterinburg who are working under the supervision of V.A. Cherepanov. The second reason is related to the excellent scientific results obtained by this staff in the field of solid state chemistry for which they have been recognized by the international community. The third point concerns the complementarity between their scientific competence and our own knowledge in the field of solid state chemistry and physics, making it a big challenge to set up new directions of research. This collaboration has revealed to be very fruitful this last year with the publication of two papers in high impact international journals (index>6) in common between Ekaterinburg and Caen.”

— Dr. Bernard Raveau

“Cherepanov’s group has a great experience of solid state chemistry synthesis and investigation of phase diagrams in oxides. This knowledge is absolutely necessary for the discovery of new materials. Their ability to control the oxygen stoichiometry in oxides with high accuracy and to characterize these materials simultaneously by X-ray diffraction techniques is of capital importance for understanding their structure and physical properties. Our complementary competence in electron microscopy and physical measurements opens the road to the discovery of new materials with new physical properties.”

— Dr. Bernard Raveau