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. Tommi Kaplas, Antti Matikainen, Tarmo Nuutinen, Sari Suvanto, Pasi Vahimaa, and Yuri Svirko. ”Scalable fabrication of the graphitic substrates for graphene-enhanced Raman spectroscopy”, Scientific reports, 7, 8561 (2017).
  2. V. Porshyn, E.A. Obraztsova, A.N. Obraztsov, Photoinduced effects in field electron emission from diamond needles, Applied Physics Letters 110, 182101 (2017);
  3. D.A. Lyashenko, Y.P. Svirko, M.I. Petrov, A.N. Obraztsov, The laser assisted field electron emission from carbon nanostructure, Journal Of The European Optical Society-Rapid Publications 13, 4 (2017)
  4. A.S. Orekhov, F.T. Tuyakova, E.A. Obraztsova, A.B. Loginov, A.L. Chuvilin, A.N. Obraztsov, Structural peculiarities of single crystal diamond needles of nanometer thickness, Nanotechnology 27, 455707 (2017).
  5. Feruza Tuyakova, Ekaterina A. Obraztsova, Evgeny V.Korostylev, Dmitry V. Klinov, Kirill A. Prusakov, Andrey A. Alekseev, Rinat R. Ismagilov, Alexander N. Obraztsov, “Photo- and cathodo-luminescence of needle-like single crystal diamonds”, J. Luminescence 179 539–544 (2016)
  6. V. I. Kleshch, S. T. Purcell, A. N. Obraztsov, Single Crystal Diamond Needle as Point Electron Source, Scientific Reports 6, 35260 (2016)
  7. Victor I. Kleshch, Alexander A. Tonkikh, Sergey A. Malykhin, Eugene V. Redekop, Andrey S. Orekhov, Andrey L. Chuvilin, Elena D. Obraztsova, and Alexander N. Obraztsov, “Field emission from single-walled carbon nanotubes modified by annealing and CuCl doping”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 143112 (2016)
  8. Tatiana V. Magdesieva, Petr V. Shvets, Oleg M. Nikitin, Ekaterina A. Obraztsova, Feruza T. Tuyakova, Vladimir G. Sergeyev, Alexey R. Khokhlov, Alexander N. Obraztsov, “Electrochemical characterization of mesoporous nanographite films”, Carbon 105, 96-102 (2016)
  9. M. Harb, H. Enquist, A. Jurgilaitis, F.T. Tuyakova, A.N. Obraztsov, and J. Larsson, “Phonon-phonon interactions in photoexcited graphite studied by ultrafast electron diffraction”, Physical Review B 93, 104104 (2016)
  10. Victor I. Kleshch, Rinat R. Ismagilov, Elena A. Smolnikova, Ekaterina A. Obraztsova, Feruza Tuyakova, and Alexander N. Obraztsov, “Atomic layer deposition of TiO2 and Al2O3 on nanographite films: structure and field emission properties”, Journal of Nanophotonics 10, 012509(2016)
  11. Mahesh Kumar, Jani Tervo, Tommi Kaplas, Yuri Svirko “Graphene-enhanced waveguide resonance gratings” Journal of Nanophotonics 10, 012518 (2016)
  12. O. V. Shustova, V. V. Zhurikhina,  A. A. Lipovskii, Yu. P. Svirko “Control of Glass–Metal Composite Optical Nonlinearity via Nanostructuring”, Plasmonics, 11, 581-585 (2016)
  13. Rumiana Kotsilkova, Peter Todorov,  Evgeni Ivanov, Tommi Kaplas, Yuri Svirko , Alesya Paddubskaya, Polina Kuzhir, “Mechanical properties investigation of bilayer graphene/poly(methyl methacrylate) thin films at macro, micro and nanoscale”, Carbon 100 355- 366 (2016).
  14. T. Kaplas, L. Karvonen, S. Ahmadi, B. Amirsolaimani, S. Mehravar, N. Peyghambarian, K. Kieu, S. Honkanen, H. Lipsanen, and Yuri Svirko, “Optical characterization of directly deposited graphene on a dielectric substrate”, Optics Express 24,  2965 – 2970 (2016)
  15. D. Karpov, S. Sherbak., Yu. Svirko, A. Lipovskii, “Second harmonic generation from hemispherical metal nanoparticle сovered by dielectric layer” J. Nonlinear Optic. Phys. Mat. 25, 1650001 (2016) 
  16. Konstantin Batrakov, Polina Kuzhir, Sergey Maksimenko, N. Volynets, Sophia Voronovich, Alesia Paddubskaya, Gintaras Valušis, Tommi Kaplas, Yuri P. Svirko, and Philippe Lambin, “Enhanced microwave-to-terahertz absorption in graphene”, Applied Physics Letters, 108, 123101 (2016).
  17. R. Drevinskas, J. Y. Zhang, M. Beresna M. Gecevicius, A. G. Kazanskii, Yu. P. Svirko, P. G. Kazansky, “Laser material processing with tightly focused cylindrical vector beams”, Applied Physics Letters 108, 221107 (2016)
  18. A. Shah, P. Stenberg, L. Karvonen, R. Ali, S. Honkanen, H. Lipsanen, N. Peyghambarian, M. Kuittinen, Y. Svirko, T. Kaplas, “Pyrolytic carbon coated black silicon” Scientific Reports 6, 25922 (2016).