The Nanophotonics Centre is primarily focused on the design, production and express-testing of photoactive nanocomposite materials and elements for the following fields: optical and quantum supercomputers; nanoelectronics and micromechanics; solar energy conversion and photocatalysis; photoactive nanocoatings and sensors.

Methods applied at the Nanophotonics Centre

Optical characterisation of nanostructures of photonics and photon spintronics:

      • Spectral operational ranges of lasers

      • Characterisation of optical and magneto-optical sensibility of structures of photonics and photon spintronics

      • Modelling of elements of logic and memory of an optical supercomputer

Creation and nanofragmentation of nanostructured media:

      • Molecular beam epitaxy

      • Creation of 3D/2D nanostructured media and 3D/2D,1D,0D structures using 3D/2D nanofragmentation methods

Synthesis of photoactive nanomaterials and functional coatings based on them:

      • Hydrothermal synthesis, etc.

Testing of photoactive nanomaterials and functional coatings based on them:

      • Design, production and express-testing of nanostructured media for solar energy conversion and photocatalysis, photoactive nanocoatings and chemical sensors

      • Testing of materials photoactivity in solid/vapour systems under a pressure ranging from atmospheric to 100 Pa

      • Testing of materials photoactivity in solid/solution systems

      • Testing of materials photoactivity in photoelectrochemical processes

      • Testing of high-dispersity nanocomposite materials using methods of optical and luminescence spectrometry under high vacuum or a controlled gas phase with mass-spectrometric analysis of materials-gases/gas mixtures products under UV and visible light

      • Testing of properties of photoactive and super-hydrophilic coatings

Contact Information

Phone: +7 (812) 428-4477, +7 (812) 428-4478

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