Institute for Physical Research (IPR)

The Institute for Physical Research (IPR) of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, founded in 1967 by M.L. Ter-Mikaelyan, is currently one of the leading research institutions in Armenia.

The members of the IPR team have traditionally been recognized in the field of material science. In particular, the team is experienced in pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on large-area substrates, solid-state synthesis of multicomponent targets, crystal growth and characterization, electron-beam deposition, high-resolution profilometry, materials and films characterization, study of material properties from room temperature down to liquid helium temperature.

Role in the project:

Materials synthesis, materials and coatings physicochemical characterization, thermal conductivity of bulk materials and coatings (WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4), electron-beam & pulsed laser deposition (WP3). Up scaling synthesis of materials for TBCs (WP6).


Setup for electron-beam deposition VU-1A.

Setup for laser lithography.

Setup for laser deposition.

Setup for Chemical Processing Lada-1.

Cryostat ST 405 “Cryomech”.

X-Ray Diffractometer DRON-4-07.

Scanning electron microscope VEGA TS 5130 MM “TESCAN”.

Microanalyser “Oxford INCA Energy 300”.

Surface profiler XP-1 “AMBIOS Technology”.

Equipment for high-melting crystal growth.

Optical microscopes.

Key personnel involved:

This is a 10 member project team lead by Dr. A.S. Kuzanyan.

Dr.A.S. Kuzanyan is heading the High temperature superconductivity laboratory of IPR, which has conducted a wide spectrum of research on obtaining and exploring the physical properties of high temperature superconductors and thermoelectric materials, developing new methods of films deposition.

Dr.A.G. Petrosyan is the head of Crystal growth of luminescent materials laboratory, where a large list of laser and scintillating crystals was developed and studied (including garnets, perovskites, niobates etc) using melt and solid state reaction techniques and various methods for material characterization.

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.