Most important
Passport project

Project managers

Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials 

Professor Golberg Dmitri V, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan.

Project target

·         Nano BN surface modification by plasma processing.

·         Studying chemical relation between metallic matrix and BN modified phase by UV and Ramanovsky spectroscopy methods

·         Studying morphology of plasma-modified BN surface by atomic force acoustic microscopy, scanning and electron transmission microscopy methods.

·         Obtaining Al-based composite materials, doped with Mg, Ni, Cu and Ti, reinforced with plasma-modified nanotubes and BN nanoparticles by methods of powder metallurgy(plasma electric discharge sintering and high-pressure torsion) and melt spinning.

·         Composites compression and pull tests at room temperature and extreme temperature (300-500оС). Comparison with test of composites without plasma-modified nanophase.

·         Studying damping characteristics of composites based on Al matrix, doped with Mg, Ni, Cu and Ti,

·         process of BN nanostructures formation (nanotubes, graphene-like films and mesoporous material) reinforced with BN nanophase in various structure states (after sintering, deformation, annealing) with cyclic interval of temperatures fron normal to extreme.

·         Studying process of implantation of various metal ions to BN nanophase surface of various morphology.

·         Development of theoretical models of composites and modelling their mechanical properties.

Project objectives

The target of the project is boron nitride based nanostructures by chemical vapor deposition method, nanostructures functionalisation and obtaining composite materials based on light metal alloys, reinforced by BN nanostructures.

Uniqueness project

The research team was one of the first in Russia to master high technology production of various BN nanostructures, which served as a basis for developing new generation of composite materials and biomaterials.

Specifically the team studied the with interaction of borates of alkali and alkaline-earth metals with ammonium.

The team was the first to synthesis nanosize composites consisting of separate BN nanotubes coated with different materials.

The team obtained microcomposites Al/Bn with 145mPa by melt spinning method. They are 2.5 times stronger than Al ribbons.

Al/BNN composites obtained by powder metallurgy method have pull strength 350mPa. It is comparable with some types of construction steels (for example A36) with pull strength of 400 mPa, but the obtained composite materials BN nanotubes reinforced, are 3 times lighter (density 7.85 and 2.5 g/sm3)

The team developed and obtained new types of BN particles based nano containers for antitumor medicine delivery.


- JSM7600F scanning electronic microscope with micro analyzer (Japan)

- Vertex 70, «Bruker» vacuum UV spectrometer, Germany;

- Probe NanoLab Integra Spectra in atomic force acoustic microscopy and Ramanovsky spectrometer «НТ-МДТ», Russia;

- STA 449 F1 Jupiter, «Netzsch» synchronic thermal analyzer, Germany;

- Vertical CVD reactor for nanotubes synthesis, «ВАК ЭТО», Russia;

- Horizontal CVD reactor for graphene synthesis, «Термокерамика», Russia;

- Horizontal CVD reactor for graphene synthesis, «Carbolite», UK;

- Muffle furnace, «Nabertherm», Germany;

- «Dr.Fritsch» device to obtain composite materials by hot pressing method, Germany;

- «Edmund BuhlerGmbH» device to obtain composite materials by spinning method, Germany;

- AG- 20kNX universal testing machine, «Shimadzu», Japan;

- «Emco-Test» automatic micro hardness tester, Austria;

- «Struers» grinding polishing machine, Denmark;

- «Struer shrink fitting machine, Denmark;

- «Struers» cutting machine for sample preparation, Denmark;

- Universal 320 centrifuge;

- Allied Techcut 4 cutting machine;

- Agatronic vacuum melting and casting machine

- Plasma device, Obninsk, Russia; 

-  BX51, «Olympus» optic microscope, Japan;

- Magnetic mixer;                     

-  ВЧ-40АВ radio-frequency heat induction oven, China

- Ultrasonic Processor hd2200, «Bandelin» , Germany;

- Ultrasonic Processor UIP1000HD, «Hielscher», Germany;

- Portable Processor MICCRA D-15, «ART Prozess & Labortechnik», Germany.


Invention – Method of obtaining NB nanoparticles for delivering antitumor medicine, PF patent application, registration number 2014146689 dd 20.11.2014.

Know-how – Method of obtaining NB spherical nanoparticles by chemical vapor deposition method, 20-164-2014 ОИС dd 29.11.2013.

Partnership and cooperation

International cooperation:

а) National Institute for Materials Science, Japan;

б) Aalto University Finland;

в) CRISMAT, CNRS-ENSICAEN lab, Universite de Caen Basse-Normandi, France

Home cooperation:

а)  Blokhin Russian oncology scientific centre



Our projects
Last comments