A well-known scientist in the field of technology of optical materials – glasses, optical fibers based on compounds of rare metals, author of more than 150 scientific papers. Technological processes developed by Baskov P.B. are used in the production of a number of special-purpose items and materials for nuclear technology. He is an expert of the State Corporation Rosatom in the field of photonics, a member of section No. 5 “Materials for the component base of priority areas for the development of photonics” of the working group “Photonics” of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
Baskov P.B. was directly involved in the organization of the laboratory “Materials of Radiation Photonics” and the formation of the thematic plan. He is the head of R&D for the development of special optical and fiber-optic materials and technologies for their production. On the basis of these developments, according to the Decree of the Government, JSC “VNIIKhT” created a site for the production of fluoride glass products for optical and radiation instrumentation. Baskov P.B. was the head of three projects of the International Scientific and Technical Center.
The Department substantiated, developed and tested a new concept of chemical-technological design of materials for radiation instrumentation for extreme operating conditions based on the heterostructural organization of the functional volume. On the basis of the performed physical and materials science studies, a conclusion was made about the need for a decisive transition to heterostructural materials that are heterogeneous in phase and component composition, the given combinatorial organization of the structure of which is provided on nano-sized regions (2D-planar structuring) and microscale (3D-structuring).
The division performed a number of R&D projects on the research and development of new materials for radiation monitoring, the developed thorium oxide radiator materials as part of ionization fission chambers passed reactor tests – for the first time in the world, the possibility of direct measurement of fast neutrons at a temperature of 630 0C was demonstrated.
In the last 5 years, three innovative areas have been actively developing:
- chemical-structural modification of the surface of inorganic materials based on non-equilibrium processes;
- materials science of “smart” film-fiber materials of radiation photonics;
- creation of an automated technology for uranium oxide multilayer radiators of fission ionization chambers.
Scientific composition of the Department:
2 d.t.s. – 2 professors, 6 candidates of sciences, 2 graduate students, 2 masters (the average age of the laboratory is 41 years).