We are studying the electronic structures of new and advanced materials. We are using synchrotron radiation to perform soft x-ray emission and absorption spectroscopy of systems like biomaterials, superconductors and transition metal compounds.
Dr. Mikhail Yablonskikh
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- Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany).
Research of magnetic materials, particularly those compounds formed from transition metals (TM), using X-ray Spectroscopy combined with ultra soft x-ray synchrotron radiation. Band structure and coupled magnetic properties of these materials are determined mostly by the behavior of 3d electrons of TM. Resonant X-ray Inelastic Scattering can provide information about magnetic properties, which are determined by the chemical makeup of the compound as well as by the metals local electronic structure. The solution of this fundamental scientific problem is strongly bounded to creation of spin-transistors for emerging spintronic applications where TM ferromagnets are to be used in spin-valves.
We are currently developing the specifications for our X-ray Emission spectrometer at our future Resonant Elastic and Inelastic Scattering beamline (REIXS) at the Canadian Light Source. At this point, we have completed the analysis of the available spectrometers by combining theoretical calculations with practical information from manufactures and users in order to find the optimal instrument for our needs. Presently we are finalizing the design of the optical layout selecting from many possible configurations the most reliable. More information is available at Mark Boots and David Muir pages.
3. Silicon ceramics (continuation of Sam Leitch's project)
4. Liquids (M-DNA with Janay MacNaughton)
We use linearly polarized light of the Advanced Light Source to do the measurements at beamline 8.0.1. For magnetic materials it is perspective to utilize circularly polarized X-rays and phenomena of Magnetic Circular Dichroism using dedicated REIXS beamline at the CLS
- 2005-present Research Assistant (Department of Physics and Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
- 2002-2005 Postdoctoral fellow (Department of Physics and Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
- 2000-2002 Postdoctoral fellow (Department of Physics, USX group, Uppsala University, Sweden)
- 1997-2000  Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Experimental Physics, (Institute of Metal Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Yekaterinburg, Russia)
- 1995-1997 M.Sc. in Engineering Physicis: Electronics and Automatics, minored in Ecological Systems of Radiation Safety, (Experimental Physics Department, Ural State Technical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia)