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Laboratory for the Mechanics of Advanced Bulk Nanomaterials for Innovative Engineering Applications

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As of 30.01.2020

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Name of the project: Mechanics of prospective bulk nanomaterials for innovative engineering applications

Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development Priority Level: а

Goals and objectives

Research directions: Mechanics of prospective bulk nanomaterials: fundamental basics and engineering applications

Project objective: Developing physics and mechanics of nanomaterials, developing scientific principles of production of three-dimensional nanomaterials with ultra-high qualities, as well as their innovative applications in engineering, electronics and medicine

The practical value of the study

  • We have created efficient theoretical models of plastic deformation and breakdown of three-dimensional nanomaterials. Principles of nanostructures design have been proposed that allow for production of nanomaterials that demonstrate the effect of «superstrength» and show signs of superplasticity even at room temperature.
  • We have researched correlation between mechanical and functional characteristics of three-dimensional nanomaterials based on titanium and its alloys intended for producing medical next generation implants and their granular structure.
  • Our researchers have developed a new approach to enhancing mechanical and operational qualities of aluminum-based conducting materials by forming restricted nanostructure states using methods of highly intensive plastic deformation.
  • We have produced experimental samples of three-dimensional nanomaterials based on aluminum, copper, and titanium that demonstrate higher multifunctional properties that are rather amiable for innovative applications in technology and medicine.

Implemented results of research:

  • Several patents have been obtained:

RU 2 542 073 «A method for producing shrink-resistant nanomodified construction ceramic material». Authors: V.G. Konakov, I.A. Ovidko, B.N. Semyonov (2013);

RU 2 547 984 «A method of plastic intense plastic deformation by twisting under high cyclical pressure». Авторы: R.Z. Valiyev, N.I. Sabirov, I.V. Smirnov, R.R. Valiyev, M.Yu. Murashkin (2013);

RU 2 586 188 «A method for high intensity plastic deformation by twisting under high pressure during stepwise heating of rough stock». Authors: R.R. Valiyev, I.V. Smirnov, I.N. Sabirov, R.Z. Valiyev (2014);

RU 2 616 316 «A semiconductor ultra low granularity aluminum allow and a method of its production». Authors: R.Z. Valiyev, M.Yu. Murashkin, I.V. Smirnov (2015);

RU 2 613 618 «A device for testing dynamic stretching of construction materials». Authors: Yu.V. Sudiyenkov, I.V. Smirnov (2015);

RU 2 628 594 «A method for enhancing adaptive durability of TiN and (Ti+V coatings)N for scaffolding of the BT-6 titanium alloy». Authors: R.R. Valiyev, N.A. Kazarinov (2015);

RU 2 635 989 «A method for producing raw stock from titanium alloys for details of gas turbine engines», Authorsы: R.R. Valiyev, R.Z. Valiyev, I.V. Smirnov (2015);

RU 2 649 031 «A method for X ray diffraction phase analysis nanophases in aluminum alloys». Authors: V.D. Sitdikov, M.Yu. Murashkin, R.Z. Valiyev (2016);

RU 2 652 520 «A device for determining and controlling rates of surface and lateral acoustic waves in materials under quasistatic and cyclical loads». Authors: I.V. Smirnov, Yu.V. Sudiyenkov (2016);

№ 2017143433 «A method for producing lengthy bard of ultra low dimensionnal titanium-nickel alloys with shape memory». Authors: Ye.A. Prokofiev, R.Z. Valiyev (2017);

RU 2 667 271 «A heat-resistant conductive ultra low granularity aluminum alloy and a method of its production». Authors: M.Yu. Murashkin, I.V. Smirnov, R.E. Valiev (2017);

RU 2 665 590 «A method for pulse thermoelectric non-destructive control of thermophysical properties of metals and semiconductors». Authors: I.V. Smirnov, Yu.V. Sudiyenkov (2017).

  • 7 commercial contracts have been signed with «NanoMeT» LLC, «Conductive Nanotechnologies» LLC, «OMEGA» LLC.

Education and career development:

  • 3 doctoral dissertations and 9 candidate dissertations have been defended.
  • The Laboratory has organized and conducted 5 vocational retraining courses for young scientists and tutors of other organizations.. The courses have been attended by 89 trainees.
  • We have created the following courses: «Composite nanomaterials» (2014), «Thermal and thermo-chemical processing» (2014), «Special problems of mechanics of nanomaterials» (2015), «Structure and properties of composite materials» (2016), «Engineering and technological aspects of modern mechanics of destruction» (2017), «X-ray fluorescent analysis» (2017).
  • The Laboratory has published textbooks: «Processes of nanostructuring in synthesis of nanomaterials» (2014), «Modern methods of deformation and thermal processing: from traditional materials to nanostructures» (2015), «Composite nanomaterials» (2015), «Thee-dimensional nanostructured materials: fundamental basics and applications» (2017), «Strength and mechanisms of destruction of three-dimensional nanostructured metallic materials» (2016), «Magnetic nanosystems and their diagnostics using nuclear gamma resonance» (2016), «Processes on the surface of phase interface: a textbook» (2017).

Other results:

  • We have published 108 articles in journals indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection database, 6 monographs via prominent international publishing houses Wiley, Springer and others. The citation indexes of publications by the leading scientist and key members of the academic staff of the Laboratory exceeded 4000 according to the Web of Science Core Collection data and 20 000 according to Scopus in 2013–2017.
  • We have conducted 9 international seminars and conferences.
  • We have won 18 grants from various foundations and organizations.


  • IMDEA Materials (Spain), University of Southampton (United Kingdom), University of Rouen (France), Kyushu University (Japan), Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (China PR), Peking University (China PR), National University of Science and Technology «MISIS» (Russia), Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia): joint research, publications
  • Ufa State Aviation Technical University (Russia): joint research, publications, patents, textbooks, educational courses, commercial agreements, defense of dissertations
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany): joint research, academic exchange
  • Togliatti State University (Russia), Moscow State University (Russia), Belgorod State University (Russia): collaborative scientific events
  • Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences: joint research, joint scientific events, conducting professional retraining course
  • Saint Petersburg University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics – ITMO (Russia): joint research, joint scientific events

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Ovid’ko I.A., Valiev R.Z., Zhu Y.T.
Review on Superior Strength and Enhanced Ductility of Metallic Nanomaterials. Progress in Materials Science 94: 462–540 (2018).
Valiev R.Z. et al.
Fundamentals of Superior Properties in Bulk NanoSPD Materials. Materials Research Letters 4(1): 1–21 (2015).
Valiev R.Z., Estrin Y., Horita Z., Langdon T.G., Zehetbauer M.J., Zhu Y.T.
Producing Bulk Ultrafine-Grained Materials by Severe Plastic Deformation: Ten Years Later. The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 68(4): 1216–1226 (2016).
Valiev R.Z., Murashkin M.Yu., Sabirov I.N.
A Nanostructural Design to Produce High-Strength Al Alloys with Enhanced Electrical Conductivity. Scripta Materialia 76: 13–16 (2014).
Nazarov D.N., Zemtsova E.G., Valiev R.Z.
Formation of Micro- and Nanostructures on the Nanotitanium Surface by Chemical Etching and Deposition of Titania Films by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). Materials 8(12): 8366–8377 (2015).
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