Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (BIC)

The Boreskov Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Number of employees: 780) is a largest in the world specialized institute working in this field. The institute carries out fundamental and applied studies practically in all field of catalysis: structural and mechanistic characterization, chemistry of catalyst preparation, kinetic studies of catalytic processes, development and commercialization of new industrial catalysts and processes. Sophisticated instrumentation for in situ analytical control of catalyst state and reaction mixture composition, including instrumentation for adsorption, kinetic, structural and spectral studies are available at the Institute. Laboratory of Deep oxidation catalysts headed by Prof. V. Sadykov (more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed Edition, h-factor 20) in collaboration with other laboratories of BIC within frames of several National and International Projects (FP6, FP7) is actively involved in design of new nanocrystalline/nanocomposite materials for structured catalysts of high-temperature catalytic processes, oxygen separation membranes and solid oxide fuel cells, their characterization and process modeling.


The Institute possesses all equipment required for synthesis of nanocrystalline complex oxides and their chemical, physical, mechanical, and structural characterization, such as X-ray electron diffraction, high resolution transmission electron microscopy (JEOL 2010, Phillips EM400?), scanning electron microscopy (Phillips 2020, JEOL 6335F) , Vibration and UV-VIS spectroscopy UV-2501 PC (Shimadzu), high temperature IR spectroscopy FTIR-8300 (Shimadzu), Laser Raman spectroscopy, ESR, NMR, EXAFS, TGA, DTA, XPS and Auger spectroscopy ESCALAB HP (Vacuum Generators) and ES-300 (KRATOS)), SIMS, EXAFS station based on VEPP-3 SR source (2 GeV) of Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. Institute has access to facilities of partners from Lavrentiev Institute of Hydrodynamics for blast dusting of protective ceramic layers on metal substrates and from Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics on sintering supported layers by e-beam action and microwave radiation.

Role in the project:

Synthesis and shaping new materials, their supporting on substrates by blast dusting, physico-chemical characterization of powdered materials and supported layers, heat transfer and fluid dynamics modeling.

Key personnel involved:

Prof. Vladislav Sadykov (team leader), team including key specialists in materials synthesis (Dr. S.Pavlova, Dr. T. Kuznetsova, Dr. N. Mezentseva), supporting protective ceramic layers on metals by electrophoretic deposition and blast dusting (Prof. V. Ulyanitsky) and their sintering by e-beam or gyrotron microwave radiation(Dr. V. Usoltsev), their structural characterization (TEM, SEM, EXAFS, high-temperature XRD on synchrotron radiation ) (Prof. S. Tsybulya, Prof. D. Kochubei, Dr. A. Shmakov, Dr. A. Salanov), fluid dynamics modeling (Dr. L. Bobrova, Dr. N. Vernikovskaya).

Expertise: Synthesis of nanostructured materials and nanocomposites, their sintering by e-beam and microwave heating, characterization, fluid dynamics modeling

TheBarCode is financed by The European Commisions FP7 program for research.

FP7 NMP.2012.2.2-3 Advanced materials for high-temperature power generation” Sub-Scheme Selected: CP-SICA.