Vladimir Vishnyakov

Learn More
A combination of techniques has been used to examine the composition of smoke generated by landing aircraft. A sample of dust from the undercarriage from several commercial airliners was examined with SEM/EDX (Scanning Electron Microscope/Energy Dispersive X-ray) to determine its elemental composition and also with an aerosizer/aerodisperser in order to(More)
The debris produced by femtosecond laser ablation (180 fs, 775 nm, 1 kHz) of Si in ambient air is deposited around the ablated craters in a circular zone with diameters between ~40 and 300 μm for laser fluences (F) in the region F=0.2–8 J/cm. The debris consists of nanoparticles. The mean height of the nanoparticles increases with laser fluence (from ~70 to(More)
In this study, the effects of dwell time on Ga focused ion beam machining at 30 keV for different milling currents were investigated. The surface topographies were analysed using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and the substrate structures were investigated by means of Raman spectroscopy. It has been observed that by increasing dwell time the total sputtering(More)
Titanium dioxide (titania) is widely used as a photocatalyst for its moderate band gap, high photoactivity, recyclability, nontoxicity, low cost and its significant chemical stability. The anatase phase of titania is known to show the highest photocatalytic activity, however, the presence of this phase alone is not sufficient for sustained activity. In this(More)
The photocatalytic behavior of titania coatings is largely determined by their crystalline structure. Depending on deposition conditions, though, titania may form amorphous, brookite, anatase or rutile structures, with anatase or anatase/rutile mixed phase structures showing the highest levels of activity. Anatase is activated by UV light and, consequently,(More)
The chemical reaction between hydrogen and purely sp(2)-bonded graphene to form graphene's purely sp(3)-bonded analogue, graphane, potentially allows the synthesis of a much wider variety of novel two-dimensional materials by opening a pathway to the application of conventional chemistry methods in graphene. Graphene is currently hydrogenated by exposure to(More)
Novel detector schemes are proposed for the short-baseline neutrino experiments of next generation, aimed at exploring the large-∆m domain of νμ → ντ oscillations in the appearance mode. These schemes emphasize good spectrometry for charged particles and for electromagnetic showers and efficient reconstruction of π → γγ decays. The basic elements are a(More)
Silicon carbo-nitride films with Boron were deposited onto Silicon, glass and SS304 Stainless Steel substrates using the ion beam assisted deposition (IBAD) method. The coating composition, rate of ion-assistance and substrate temperature were varied. Films were examined by X-Ray Diffraction, Scanning Electron microscopy, Energy Dispersive X-Ray analysis,(More)
A fast and cost-effective approach for the synthesis of substrates used in surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has been developed using galvanic displacement. Deposition of silver onto commercially available Cu foil has resulted in the formation of multiple hierarchical structures, whose morphology show dependence on deposition time and temperature.(More)
  • 1