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Alexander Petrov

Alexander Petrov

Phd. Physics and Mathematical Sciences
Senior Researcher



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Nov. 2005 Confirmation of the Ph.D. degree at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)
March 2001 – Oct 2004 Ph.D.student at the University of Hagen, Germany and the Hahn-Meitner-Institute, Berlin, Germany. Ph.D. degree: October 2004 at the University of Hagen. PhD Thesis: "Principles of Production of New Devices for Micro- and Nanoelectronics on the Base of Materials with Ion Tracks"
Sep 1984 - Jun 1991 M.Phys. (equivalent), Belarusian State University, Faculty of Physics, Department of Solid State Physics, Minsk, Belarus; MS Thesis: "Quantum Effects in Pure Metals and Alloys on their Base in Conditions of Magnetic Breakdown"



Mar. – Sept. 2009 EMECW Lot 6 Fellowship, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Oct. – Dec. 2007 DAAD Fellowship, Dresden University of Technology, Germany



Nov 2004 – present Research Fellow, Scientific-Practical Materials Research Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
Feb 2006 - May 2006 Visiting Scientist, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, USA
Oct 1994 - Feb 2001 Research Assistant, Institute of the Solid State and Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
Aug 1991 – Sep 1994 Probation Researcher, Institute of the Solid State and Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus



My research experience is in the field of nanotechnologies and condensed matter physics, and particularly, in investigations of the possibility of creation of nanoelectronic devices on the base of polymers and silicon-based materials with swift heavy ion (SHI) tracks. Thus, I took part in swift heavy ion irradiations of various polymers and semiconductors at the Ion Beam Laboratory of the Hahn-Meitner-Institute. I have performed complex etching treatments of these materials, made chemical deposition of various materials and metal evaporation on polymers and Si-based materials in various conditions, have made structural characterization by various spectrometry and optical methods and electrical-physical characterization of the obtained structures. I took part in creation and characterization of first prototypes of microinductivities, microtransformers and microcapacitors, nanosensors with fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, novel functionalized sterilizing materials for biology and medicine, being based on the polymers with etched SHI tracks, and first representatives of a new family of nanoelectronic devices, which has been fabricated on the base of various dielectric layers with SHI tracks on the base of silicon. Presently I am mostly engaged in projects concerning preparation and investigation of nanostructures with magnetic materials for spintronic applications and sensorics, on the base of above stated experience.



Technical Excellent technical skills in etching of polymer and silicon-based materials; expertise in chemical (electrodeless) deposition and evaporation techniques; very good technical skills in electrical-physical measurements of devices based on polymers and semiconductors with deposited metal layers. Experienced in optical microscopy, SEM analysis, ITS, RBS, and swift heavy ion irradiation of experimental materials. Good experience in the electrical-physical measurements techniques at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.
IT skills Good experience in working with Origin, TRIM and SRIM programs.
Language Skills Excellent knowledge of English, good knowledge of German.
Problem Solving Working across several distinct areas of research, demonstrated independent thought in analysing problems, adopting suitable strategies and developing new techniques. The results are being reviewed for publications, and have been presented to the colleagues in a series of seminars and colloqiums.
Communication Proven abilities to write research reports and journal articles. Good communication skills gained from giving presentations at seminars and conferences (“Materials Congress”, April 9 – 11, 2002, London, UK; International Workshop on Nanostructures for Electronics and Optics, October 6 - 9, 2002, Dresden, Germany; “Nanomeeting”, May 24-27, 2005, Minsk, Belarus; “SHIM-2005”, May 28 – 31, 2005, Aschaffenburg, Germany; “Nanomeeting”, May 26-29, 2009, Minsk, Belarus).
Team Worker Working in Hahn-Meitner-Institute (Berlin, Germany) and the Chair of Electronic Devices of the University of Hagen (Hagen, Germany) as a member of international group (March 2001 - November 2004). Visiting scientist in the Institute of Physics, Federal University of Southern Rio Grande, Porto-Alegre, Brazil (November – December, 2001). Visiting scientist in the group of Prof. Z.Siwy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine, USA (February –May, 2006). Visiting scientist under the DAAD fellowship, Dresden University of Technology, Germany (October – December, 2007). Visiting scientist under the EMECW Lot 6 Fellowship, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (March – September, 2009).



  1. А.В. Окотруб, А.Г. Куреня, А.В. Гусельников, А.Г. Кудашов, Л.Г. Булушева, А.С. Бердинский, Ю.А. Иванова, Д.К. Иванов, Е.А. Стрельцов, Д. Финк, А.В. Петров, Е.К. Белоногов, (2009) Автоэмиссионные свойства углеродных нанотрубок и SiC вискеров, синтезированных с использованием частиц Ni, осажденных в ионных треках SiO2,Российские Нанотехнологии, том 4, №9-10, 2009, стр. 16-21
  2. Hoppe, K., Fahrner W.R., Fink, D., Dhamodoran S., Petrov, A., Chandra, A., Saad A., Faupel F., Chakravadhanula V.S.K., Zaporotchenko, V., (2008) An Ion Track Based Approach to Nano- and Micro-electronics, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B 266, pp 1642-1646
  3. Ivanova Yu.A., Ivanou D.K., Fedotov A.K., Streltsov E.A., Demyanov S.E., Petrov A.V., Kaniukov E.Yu., Fink D., (2007) Electrochemical Deposition of Ni and Cu onto Monocrystalline n-Si (100) Wafers and into Nanopores in Si/SiO2 Template, Journal of Materials Science, 42, pp 9163 – 9169
  4. Fink, D., Chandra, A., Alegaonkar, P., Berdinsky, A., Petrov, A., Sinha, D., (2007) Nanostructures and Nanotubes for Swift Ion Track Technology, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 162, pp 151 - 156
  5. Siwy, Z.S., Powell, M.R., Petrov A., Kalman, E., Trautmann, C., Eisenberg, R.S., (2006) Calcium-Induced Voltage Gating in Single Conical Nanopores, Nano Letters, 6 (8), pp 1729 – 1734
  6. Fink, D., Rojas-Chapana, J., Petrov, A., Tributsch H., Friedrich D., Kueppers U., Wilhelm M., Apel, P.Yu., Zrineh, A., The “Artificial Ostrich Eggshell” Project: Sterilizing Polymer Foils for Food Industry and Medicine, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2006, 90, pp 1458 – 1470
  7. Fink, D., Alegaonkar, P.S., Petrov, A.V., Wilhelm, M., Szimkowiak, P., Behar, M., Sinha, D., Fahrner, W.R., Hoppe, K., Chadderton, L.T., (2005) High Energy Ion Beam Irradiation of Polymers for Electronic Applications, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B 236, pp 11-20
  8. Fink, D., Petrov, A., Hoppe, K., Fahrner, W.R., Papaleo, R.M., Berdinsky, A.S., Chandra, A., Chemseddine, A., Zrineh, A., Biswas, A., Faupel, F., Chadderton, L.T. (2004) Etched Ion Tracks in Silicon Oxide and Silicon Oxynitride as Charge Injection or Extraction Channels for Novel Electronic Structures, Nuclear Instruments and Methods, B 218, pp 355 - 361
  9. Fink, D., Alegaonkar, P.S., Petrov, A.V., Berdinsky, A.S., Rao, V., M?ller, M., Dwivedi, K.K., Chadderton, L.T. (2003) The Emergence of New Ion Track Applications, Radiation Measurements, 36, pp 605 – 609
  10. Fink, D., Petrov, A.V., Rao, V., Wilhelm, M., Demyanov, S., Szimkowiak, P., Behar, M., Alegaonkar, P.S., Chadderton, L.T. (2003) Production Parameters for the Formation of Metallic Nanotubules in Etched Tracks, Radiation Measurements, 36, pp 751 – 755.
  11. Stolterfoht, N., Bremer, J.-H., Hoffmann, V., Hellhammer, R., Fink, D., Petrov, A., Sulik, B. (2002) Transmission of 3 keV Ne7+ Ions Through Nanocapillaries Etched in Polymer Foils: Evidence for Capillary Guiding, Physical Review Letters, 88, No.13, pp 133201-1 – 133201-4.



  1. Petrov, A., Kaniukov, E., (2009) Humidity and Temperature Sensor Properties of p-Si / Polyimide / C60 Nanostructures with Swift Heavy Ion Tracks, Physics, Chemistry and Application of Nanostructures (“Nanomeeting – 2009” Minsk, Belarus, May 26-29, 2009), Proceedings pp 628 – 631
  2. Petrov, A., Fink, D., Fahrner, W., Hoppe, K., Demyanov, S., Fedotov, A., Zrineh, A. (2005) Sensors on the Base of Zn-phthalocyanine TEMPOS structures, 6th International Symposium on Swift Heavy Ions in Matter (SHIM-2005), Aschaffenburg, Germany, May 28 – 31, Proceedings p. 117
  3. Fink, D., Sinha, D., Opitz-Coutureau, J., Petrov, A.V., Demyanov, S.E., Fahrner, W.R., Hoppe, K., Fedotov, A.K., Chadderton, L.T., Berdinsky, A.S., (2005) Nanotechnology with Ion Track – Tailored Media, Physics, Chemistry and Application of Nanostructures (“Nanomeeting – 2005” Minsk, Belarus, May 28-31, 2005), Proceedings, pp 474 – 481
  4. Petrov, A., Fink, D., Mueller, M., Wilhelm, M., Fahrner, W., Berdinsky, A., (2002) Formation of Nanoscale Structures by Swift Heavy Ion Track Technology, International Workshop on Nanostructures for Electronics and Optics (NEOP), Dresden, Germany, October 6-9, 2002, Proceedings p.32
  5. Fink, D., Petrov, A., Mueller, M., Fahrner, W., Schulz, A., Rochas J., Chadderton, L.T., Berdinsky, A.S., Hnatowicz, V., Vacik J., (2002) Perspectives of Swift Heavy Ion Track Technology, “Materials Congress”, London, UK, April 9 – 11, 2002, Proceedings p. 48



D.Fink, K.Hoppe, A.Petrov, W.Fahrner, A.Ulyashin, B.Stanski, Parameterized Semiconductor Structure Comprizing Integrated Doping Channels, Method for Producing Said Structure and Use Thereof, International Patent WO 2004/10897 A2, 2004.


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