• Surfaces, interfaces and methods of their investigations
  • Semiconductor nanomaterials, peculiarities of electronic structure
  • Phase transformations and strength of metals and alloys
  • Nanostructured coatings for cutting tools

Development and application of surface analysis methods

SPRG laboratory uses more than 20 surface analysis methods. Some of them are:

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Auger electron spectroscopy (AES)
  • Secondary ions mass-spectroscopy (SIMS)
  • High resolution electrons energy losses spectroscopy (HREELS)
  • Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis (SEM)
Methods developed by SPRG scientists:
  • Analysis of extended electrons energy losses fine structure (EELFS)
  • Scanning Auger microscopy and scanning microscopy of characteristic losses
Examples of surface analysis applications are given on the Service page.

Fields of researches

SPRG team carries out researches in various branches of physics and chemistry: Adhesion, Catalysis, Ceramics, Corrosion, Depth profiling, Metals, Semiconductor nanomaterials for micro- and optoelectronic devices, Nanocharacterization, Oxides, Polymers, Modelling of physical processes, Surface functionalization, Thin films and coatings, Tribology.
The main results are presented in our papers. See Publications part.

Participation in international conferences

SPRG scientists are expanding their skills participating in international expositions, conferences, seminars presenting most important scientific results.