Carbon nanomaterials

Carbon is unique material providing diversity of forms and shapes in its condensed state. Naostructured carbons, such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, nanodiamonds, graphene, are especially attractive for researchers because of unusual properties and exciting perspectives for practical applications.

In our group we are developing methods for production and modification of carbon (and especially nanocarbon) materials with use of a plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and laser assisted processes. The obtained materials are characterized with use laser Raman spectroscopy, electron microscopy and other methods. Our research interests in application of the nanocarbon materials are related mainly to electronics and photonics.



  1. Alexander N. Obraztsov, Dmitry A. Lyashenko, Shaoli Fang, Ray H. Baughman, Petr A. Obraztsov, Sergei V. Garnov, and Yuri P. Svirko. Photon drag effect in carbon nanotube yarns. Applied Physics Letter 94, 231112 (2009).
  2. Andrey L. Chuvilin, Vladimir L. Kuznetsov, Alexander N. Obraztsov. Chiral carbon nanoscrolls with a polygonal cross-section. Carbon 47, 3099 –3105 (2009).
  3. Alexander N. Obraztsov, Petr G. Kopylov, Andrey L. Chuvilin, Natalia V. Savenko. Production of single crystal diamond needles by a combination of CVD growth and thermal oxidation. Diamond & Related Materials 18, 1289–1293 (2009).
  4. Alexander N. Obraztsov and Victor I. Kleshch. Cold and Laser Stimulated Electron Emission from Nanocarbons. Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics 4, 207–219 (2009).
  5. Alexander N. Obraztsov. Chemical Vapour Deposition. Making graphene on a large scale. Nature Nanotechnology 4, 212-213 (2009).