Dr. Alexey Veligzhanin

NRC Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia

LECTURE: Possibilities and recent advances for materials characterization at Kurchatov complex of synchrotron-neutron investigations.

Dr. Alexey Veligzhanin is the head of the synchrotron experimental stations department at Kurchatov complex of synchrotron-neutron investigations. He is helping researchers to perform the desired investigation and to get answers they want. If you want to setup tricky experiment you can address him to find out chances to perform it in Kurchatov Institute and to choose best-suited beamline.

He has been trained in applying synchrotron radiation techniques for materials characterization since he was a student, for example, EXAFS spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, and small angle X-ray scattering. Finally, he defended his thesis in 2012 on specialized instrumentation and data treatment to obtain a complementary result on the multiscale structure using aforementioned methods.

Now his personal field of interests is in the investigations of the local structure of disordered materials such as metallic glasses by means of synchrotron radiation methods. He uses features of EXAFS spectroscopy and pair distribution function analysis of powder diffraction data to get the complete picture of the local structure.