International School "Nanostructured Oxide Films and Coatings"
In June 1-4, the 5th international youth scientific school "Nanostructured oxide films and coatings" was held at PetrSU. The school was organized by Laboratory of Physics of Nanostructured Oxide Films and Coatings of the Institute of Physics and Technology of PetrSU, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, LLC Nelan-Oxide Plus (Petrozavodsk).
The school was aimed at the analysis and synthesis of achievements of research teams in Russia and other countries in the area of nanostructured oxide films and coatings as well as systems on their basis as follows:
1. Formation: Kinetics and Growth Mechanism, the Role of Self-Organization.
2. Atomic-, Mesoscopic- and Microscopic Level Structure.
3. Correlation Between Structure and Properties.
4. Innovative Formation Technologies.
5. Development of Methods of Structure and Property Analysis.
6. Contemporary usage.
The onsite school program included plenary sessions with participation of leading scientists who delivered summarizing lectures, as well asa dialogue session and a poster one.
The 5th school convened overall 63 participants, speakers and attendees. The school featured 10 plenary, 7 verbaland 19 poster reports. Among the attendees were specialists from Karelian Research Center of the RAS, Petrozavodsk State University as well as 2nd – 5th year students of the Institute of Physics and Technology of PetrSU. 28 participants (including 20 students, postgraduate students and young researches) chose distant presentation of research output, published abstracts, 10 students submitted their articles for publication, based on the reports in proceedings "Nanostructured oxide films and coatings", issued as a follow-up to the school.
Leading scientists in this field participated in school, delivering lectures and reports: Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci., Prof. Vladimir Soloviev (Budyonny Military Academy of Communications, Saint Petersburg), Candidate of Technical Sciences, Deputy Director VadimSavich (Powder Metallurgy Institute named after Oleg Roman, Minsk), Associate Professor, Doctor of Chemistry Marina Vasilyeva and Candidate of Chemistry, senior researcher Irina Lukiyanchuk (Institute of Chemistry, Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok), Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy, Head of the Laboratory of Shungite Geology and Technology Vladimir Kovalevsky (Institute of Geology, Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Petrozavodsk), Associate Professor, Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci. AleksandrPoznyak (Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Minsk), Doctor of Technical Sciences, Prof., Head of theLaboratory NikolayMukhurov (SSPA "Optics, Optoelectronics and Laser Technology", Minsk), Candidate of Technical Sciences, General Director of JSC ManelPavelButyagin (Tomsk), prof., Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci., Head of the Laboratory NataliaYakovleva (PetrSU, Petrozavodsk), etc.
Postgraduate students and young researchers from Moscow, Vladivostok, Apatity and Petrozavodsk represented insightful reports.
The school organizing committee held a competition of young participants’ poster presentations. The diploma for the best report was awarded to a 5th year student of the Institute of Physics and Technology of PetrSU Valentin Artemyev. His report was dedicated to "Specifics of the Growth of Anodic Niobium Oxide Films".
The proceedings of the school, based on the lectures by visiting speakers and reports of young participants, were published in the e-collection of articles. The collection also includes the articles provided by authors who joined the school remotely. Among them were Doctor of Technical Sciences, Head of the Laboratory Veniamin Orlov (Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Rare Elements and Mineral Raw Materials, Kola Research Center RAS, Apatity), Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci., Associate Professor Sergey Pyachin (Pacific National University, Khabarovsk), etc.
Summing up the results of the school, all the speakers appreciated the efforts by the organizing committee as well as relevance of the issues discussed within the school. All the participants noted a successful choice of the lecture and reportthemes, efficient work of the secretariat and excellent organization.