Upon the results of the 2020 competition, by the decision of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Alexandrovich Aleksandrov, graduate of the magistracy of Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies was awarded the Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences and an Academy prize in physical chemistry and technology of inorganic materials.
The Russian Academy of Sciences annually awards 19 medals with prizes to young scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other institutions and organizations of Russia for the best science and research work, and 19 medals with prizes to students of higher educational institutions of Russia. Competitions for such medals are held annually in a number of main areas of research in natural, technical and humanitarian sciences.
The RTU MIREA student got an award for the New approaches to obtaining matrices for promising luminescent materials project. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aleksandrov worked on the research project in collaboration with other students: Sergei Yurievich Kottsov and Anfisa Andreevna Rodina who study at the Department of Materials Science of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Each of the project participants contributed to its successful implementation. The representative of RTU MIREA proposed a cost-effective solution – a melt method for obtaining high-purity fluoride materials. An important feature of the proposed synthesis methods is that this method, in comparison with all known alternative methods, can significantly simplify and reduce the cost of the process to obtain metal fluorides. In particular, the use of low-melting sodium nitrate as a solvent can significantly reduce the energy consumption of the synthesis process.
Elena Iosifovna Lysakova from RTU MIREA and Pavel Pavlovich Fedorov from the General Physics Institute named after A.M. Prokhorov of the Russian Academy of Sciences where part of the work was done acted as scientific advisers to the team working on the project.
At the time of filing an application for the competition, Alexander was a 2nd year master's degree student at the Department of Chemistry and Technology of Rare Elements named after K.A. Bolshakov specializing in Chemical Technology. Now the young scientist is obtaining more knowledge and skills in science and research and is a 1st year postgraduate student at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry named after N.S. Kurnakov of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IGIC RAS).
We congratulate Alexander on his success and wish him new victories and achievements!