Research

This webpage outlines the main areas and topics of the ongoing research conducted with the use of MBN Explorer and MBN Studio by the MBN Research Center, its partners and customers. Each of the research areas is highlighted by cover pages of the monographs and journal topical issues published by the MBN Research Center team. The full bibliographic references to these and many other publications in each of the topical areas listed below can be found on the webpage Publications of this website, and on the subpages Monographs, Edited volumes, Journal publications, and Book chapters. In part, this research is conducted within the collaborative Projects pursuing by the Center.

    • Atomic clusters and nanoparticles

    - Atomic clusters
    - Molecular clusters
    - Finite nanosystems (fullerenes, nanotubes, nanowires, etc.)
    - Deposited clusters and nanoparticles
    - Structure and dynamics of clusters and nanosystems

    Left: Topical issue "Atomic Cluster Collisions" of the European Physical Journal D (eds. A.V. Solov’yov and A.V. Korol)
    Right: "Latest Advances in Atomic Clusters Collision: Structure and Dynamics from the Nuclear to the Biological Scale" (eds. J.-P. Connerade and A.V. Solov’yov)

    • Dynamics of biomolecular systems

    - Structural transitions in biomolecules
    - Biomolecular processes
    - Dynamics of DNA, RNA, proteins, etc.
    - Bio-nano systems
    - Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
    - Radiobiological effects

    Left: "Nanoscale Insights into Ion-Beam Cancer Therapy" (Springer; ed. A.V. Solov'yov)
    Right: Topical issue on Bio Macromolecules of the European Physical Journal D (eds. A.V. Solov'yov and M. Broyer)

    • MBN systems: virtual design, structure and properties

    - Nanomaterials
    - Nanofilms and surface coatings
    - Nanoalloys
    - Surface deposition, diffusion, growth and pattern formation
    - Nanoscale phase and structural transitions
    - Material interfaces
    - Thermo-mechanical processes and properties

    Left: "MBN Explorer and MBN Studio Tutorials. Version 3.0" (monograph by I.A. Solov'yov, G.B. Sushko, A.V. Verkhovtsev, A.V. Korol and A.V. Solov'yov)
    Right: Cover page of volume 33, issue 30 of the Journal of Computational Chemistry highlighting publication of the key reference article on MBN Explorer

    • Collision and dynamical processes involving MBN systems

    - Collision processes involving clusters, nanoparticles and biomolecules
    - Collective electron excitations
    - Fusion, fission and fragmentation
    - Molecular association and dissociation
    - Atomic and molecular deposition and desorption processes
    - Particles propagation through a medium
    - Collision induced thermo-mechanical medium effects

    Left: Topical issue "Nano-scale Insights into Ion-beam Cancer Therapy" of the European Physical Journal D (eds. A.V. Solov'yov, N. Mason, P. Limão-Vieira, and M. Smialek-Telega)
    Right: "Latest Advances in Atomic Clusters Collision: Fission, Fusion, Electron, Ion and Photon Impact" (eds. A.V. Solov’yov and J.-P. Connerade)

    • Multiscale modeling

    - Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Dynamics modeling
    - Molecular Dynamics/Monte Carlo modeling
    - Multiscale approach to the physics of radiation damage
    - Clustering and self-organization, nanofractals
    - Morphological transitions
    - Irradiation-driven chemical transformations of molecular systems

    Left: "Multiscale Modeling of Complex Molecular Structure and Dynamics with MBN Explorer" (Springer monograph by I.A. Solov'yov, A.V. Korol and A.V. Solov'yov)
    Right: Cover page of volume 35, issue 17 of the Journal of Computational Chemistry highlighting the publication of the key reference article on the implementation of 3D kinetic Monte Carlo module in MBN Explorer

    • Novel and emerging technologies: computational approach

    - Crystalline undulator based novel light sources
    - Biomedical applications driven by nanoprocesses and technologies
    - Irradiation-driven surface modification
    - Deposition technologies
    - Virtual design of materials

    Left: Topical issue "COST Action Nano-IBCT: Nano-scale Processes Behind Ion-Beam Cancer Therapy" of the European Physical Journal D (eds. A.V. Solov’yov, N. Mason, G. García and E. Surdutovich)
    Right: "Channeling and Radiation in Periodically Bent Crystals" (Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics; monograph by A.V. Korol, A.V. Solov'yov and W. Greiner)

    • Theoretical and computational physics methods

    - Atomic, molecular and optical physics
    - Computational physics and chemistry
    - Collision theory
    - Many-body theory
    - Quantum electrodynamics
    - Condensed matter physics
    - Biophysics

    Left: "Polarization Bremsstrahlung" (Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics; monograph by A.V. Korol and A.V. Solov'yov)
    Right: "MBN Explorer: Simulation of Nanomaterials Structure and Dynamics" (St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University Publishing House; monograph by I.A. Solov'yov, G.B. Sushko, A.V. Verkhovtsev, A.V. Korol, A.V. Solov'yov)