Resource Center of St. Petersburg State University, "Centre for diagnosis of functional materials for
medicine, pharmacology and nanoelectronics" is focused on the diagnosis and study of the properties of new
functional materials, including used in medicine and medical technology, pharmacology, acoustic and
purpose of the Resource Center is to ensure the availability of expensive unique research equipment for many users,
including staff of St. Petersburg State University and other interested persons in order to research a wide range
of physical properties of polymers, biopolymers, disperse systems, liquid crystals, nanostructured composites and
nano-complexes in solution and in the solid state.
main objectives of the RC:
· Provide the ability to perform comprehensive research
hydrodynamic, rheological, acoustic, optical, electrical, magnetic, dynamic and structural characteristics of
the materials of synthetic and biological origin for all interested staff, undergraduates, postgraduates and
doctoral St. Petersburg State University
· Improvement of existing and development of new methods of
diagnosis of functional materials, the training of engineering and research personnel.
of the RC will include two sections: "Molecular hydrodynamics, optics and spectroscopy," "Radio-spectroscopy
and magnetometry." The first branch combines techniques of rheology, sedimentation, photon correlation
spectroscopy, IR and UV spectroscopy, optical rotation and dichroism.
The main task of this department - the analysis of the
chemical structure, the definition of the size of molecules and particles of the dispersed phase,
molecular-mass characteristics of polymers and biopolymers, the study of optical activity of polymers and
liquid crystals in solutions and melts.
The main task of the second department – the reearches
of electrical, acoustic, magnetic and spin properties of polymers, biopolymers and nanocomposites of
different nature by the methods of the dielectric and acoustic spectroscopy, magnetometry and NMR. This
organization of the resource center will allow for the first time to conduct comprehensive studies of the
properties of new materials at the molecular level, to obtain information about their supramolecular
of creating the RC is based on years of experience of joint work carried out by the departments of chemical
and physical faculties of St. Petersburg State University, and a number of laboratories, academic institutes,
and a number of universities in the development and study of new biocompatible polymers, polymer antioxidants
and anti-cancer drugs, materials and devices for display systems. Numerous scientific papers and monographs
in the leading national and international journals with high citation index have been published by project
participants. Also, they have been developed and improved methods to control electro-optical and acoustic
properties of the substance. In addition, participants of the project have been received patents for the
design of new materials.