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Dr. Alevtina Smekhova

senior researcher (permanent position)

M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Faculty of Physics, Solid State Physics Chair,
Leninskie Gory 1, Moscow, 119991, Russia

Phone: +7 (495) 939 12 26, +7 (495) 3391881
Fax: +7 (495) 939 22 80
E-mail: smeal @, smeal @

   Graduated from Physical Department of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Chair of General Physics and Wave Process) with gold diploma.
   The PhD thesis was defended in the field of physics and mathematics, condensed matter. The title is: "The development of resonant X-ray reflectivity method near the L2,3 absorption edges for investigations of magnetic multilayers".
Element-selective spectroscopies with synchrotron radiation; magnetic and electronic properties of thin films and nanostructures; X-Ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) technique itself and its application for investigations of induced magnetic moment at non-magnetic atoms; DMS, multiferroics, core-shell magnetic nanoparticles; application of resonant magnetic Bragg reflectivity (theory, computer modeling and experiment) for depth distribution studies of magnetic moment in magnetic multilayers, Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy (PAS) for defects detection.
  1.    O. Yildirim, M. Butterling, S. Cornelius, Yu. Mikhailovskiy, A.Novikov, A. Semisalova, A. Orlov, E. Gan'shina, N. Perov, W. Anwand, A.Wagner, K. Potzger, A.B. Granovsky and A. Smekhova, "Ferromagnetism and structural defects in V-doped titanium dioxide", accepted to PSS, will be published in 2014
  2.    M. Butterling, W. Anwand, S. Cornelius, K. Potzger, A. Smekhova, M. Vinnichenko and A.Wagner, "Optimization of growth parameters of TiO2 thin films using a slow positron beam", Journal of Physics: Conference Series 443, p.012073 (2013)[pdf]
  3.    A. Smekhova, .. Gan'shina, B.S. Roschin, A.D. Gribova, M.A. Andreeva, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, "Structural and Magnetic Studies of [Co0.45Fe0.45Zr0.1/a-Si]N Multilayers", Journal of Spintronics and Magnetic Nanomaterials, 1 (1), pp.11-17 (2012)[pdf]
  4.    A. Smekhova, L.N. Fomicheva, A.V. Tsvyashchenko, V.A. Sidorov, A. Rogalev, "New ternary boride EuRh4B4 synthesized under high pressure-temperature conditions", Solid State Phenomena, 190, pp.421-424 (2012)[pdf]
  5.    A. Granovsky, A. Orlov, N. Perov, E. Gan'shina, A.Semisalova, L. Balagurov, I. Kulemanov, A. Sapelkin, A. Rogalev, and A. Smekhova, "Above Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Si:Mn and TiO2- :Co", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12, pp.7540-7544 (2012)[pdf]
  6.    S. Brossard, F. Volatron, L. Lisnard, M.-A. Arrio, L. Catala, C. Mathoniere, T. Mallah, Ch. C. dit Moulin, A. Rogalev, F. Wilhelm, A. Smekhova, and Ph. Sainctavit, "Investigation of the photoinduced magnetization of Copper octacyanomolybdates nanoparticles by X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134 (1), pp 222228 (2012) [pdf]
  7.   A.F. Orlov, L.A. Balagurov, I.V. Kulemanov, E.A. Petrova, N.S. Perov, E.A. Gan'shina, L.Yu. Fetisov, A.S. Semisalova, A.I. Novikov, L.V. Yashina, A. Rogalev, A. Smekhova, A.V. Lashkul, E. Lahderanta, "Magnetic and magneto-optical properties of Ti1-xVxO2-delta semiconductor oxide films: room-temperature ferromagnetism versus resistivity, SPIN 2(2), pp.1250011 (2012) [pdf]
  8.    A. F. Orlov, L. A. Balagurov, I. V. Kulemanov, N. S. Perov, E. A. Gan'shina, L. Yu. Fetisov, A. Rogalev, A. Smekhova, J. C. Cezar, "Intrinsic Ferromagnetism Created by Vacancy Injection in a Semiconductor Oxide Ti1 - xCoxO2 - delta", Physics of the Solid State, 53 (3), pp. 482-484 (2011) (in English) [pdf]; A.F. Orlov, L.A. Balagurov, I.V. Kulemanov, N.S. Perov, E.A.Gan'shina, L.V. Fetisov, A. Rogalev, A. Smekhova, J.C. Cezar, "Intrinsic ferromagnetism in a semiconductor Ti1 - xCoxO2 - delta created by oxygen vacancies injection", Physics of the Solid State 53, p.452 (2011) (in Russian) [pdf]
  9.    M. Ungureanu, K. Dumesnil, C. Dufour, N. Gonzalez, F. Wilhelm, A. Smekhova, A. Rogalev, "Using an original Zero-Magnetization Ferromagnet as pinning layer in exchange-bias systems", Phys. Rev. B 82, 174421 (2010) [pdf]
  10.    P. Wadley, A. A. Freeman, K. W. Edmonds, G. van der Laan, J. S. Chauhan, R. P. Campion, A. W. Rushforth, B. L. Gallagher, C. T. Foxon, F. Wilhelm, A. G. Smekhova, and A. Rogalev, "Element-resolved orbital polarization in (III,Mn)As ferromagnetic semiconductors from K-edge x-ray magnetic circular dichroism", Phys. Rev. B 81, p.235208 (2010)[pdf]
  11.    A.Smekhova, M.Andreeva, E.Odintsova, C.Dufour, K.Dumesnil, F.Wilhelm, A.Rogalev, "Determination of the magnetic contribution to YFe2 susceptibility by means of X-Ray Resonant Magnetic Reflectivity", Crystallography Reports, 55 (5), p. 906-915 (2010) (in Russian)[pdf]; Crystallography Reports, 55 (5), pp. 854-862 (2010) (English version).[pdf]
  12.    C. Carvallo, Ph. Sainctavit, M.-A.Arrio, Y. Guyodo, R. L. Penn, B. Forsberg, A. Rogalev, F. Wilhelm, and A. Smekhova, "Self-reversal of magnetization in oceanic submarine basalts studied with XMCD", Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, p. L11306 (2010) [pdf]
  13.    D. Ciuculescu, N. Atamena, A. Smekhova, F. Wilhelm, A. Rogalev, G. Alcaraz, B. Chaudret, P. Lecante, R. E. Benfield, C. Amiens, "Organometallic control at the nanoscale: a new, one-pot method to decorate a magnetic nanoparticle surface with noble metal atoms", Chem. Commun., 46, p.2453 (2010) [pdf]
  14.    A. Smekhova, N. Atamena, D. Ciuculescu, P. Lecante, F. Wilhelm, C. Amiens, A. Rogalev, "XANES and XMCD studies of core-shell FeRh and CoRh nanoparticles", J. of Physics.: Conference Series, 200, p.072091 (2010)[pdf]
  15.    A.F. Orlov, A.B. Granovsky, L.A. Balagurov, I.V. Kulemanov, Yu.N. Parkhomenko, N.S. Perov, E.A.Gan'shina, V.T. Bublik, K.D. Shcherbachev, A.V. Kartavykh, V.I. Vdovin, A. Sapelkin, V.V. Saraikin, Yu.A. Agafonov, V.I. Zinenko, A. Rogalev, A. Smekhova, "Structure, electrical and magnetic properties, and the origin of room temperature ferromagnetism in the Mn-implanted Si", JETP, 136 (4), pp.703-710, (2009) (in Russian)[pdf]; JETP, 109 (4), pp.602-608 (2009) (English version)[pdf]
  16.    A. Smekhova, D. Ciuculescu, P. Lecante, F. Wilhelm, C. Amiens, A. Rogalev, B. Chaudret, "XMCD Studies of FeRh Nanoparticles", Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on, 44, pp. 2776-2779 (2008)[pdf]
  17.    M.A. Andreeva, A.G. Smekhova "X-ray magnetooptics based on synchrotron radiation" // Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Seriya Fizicheskaya, 2008, V. 72, No. 5, p. 693 (in Russian) [pdf]; M. A. Andreeva, A.G. Smekhova "X-ray magnetooptics based on synchrotron radiation" // Izvestiya RAS. 2008. v. 72 (5). p. 656 (in English) [pdf]
  18.    M.A. Andreeva, A.G. Smekhova Theoretical analysis of the spectra of X-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity // Appl. Surf. Science. 2006. V. 252. pp. 5619-5621. [pdf]
  19.    M.A. Andreeva, A.G. Smekhova, B. Lindgren, M. Bjorck, G. Andersson Depth selective investigations of magnetic multilayers by X-Ray resonant magnetic reflectivity // Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 2006. V. 300. pp.e371 - e374. [pdf]
  20.    M.A. Andreeva, A.G. Smekhova The analysis of resonant magnetic reflectivity spectra of synchrotron radiation from magnetic multilayers structures // Poverhnost'. Roentgen, synchrotron and neutron investigations. 2006. no. 2. p.83 - 88. (in Russian) [pdf]
  21.    A.G.Smekhova, M.A. Andreeva, About sum rules application in resonant synchrotron radiation reflectometry for investigations of magnetic multilayers // Izvestiya RAS. Ser.Physicheskaya. 2005. v. 69. no. 2. p.259. (in Russian) [pdf]
  22.    D. Yu. Paraschuk, I. V. Golovnin, A. G. Smekhova, V. M. Kobryanskii Anomalously High Raman Scattering Cross Section for Carbon-Carbon Vibrations in trans Nanopolyacetylene // JETP Letters. 2002. V. 76. pp.572-574. [pdf]
  23.    E.A. Gan'shina, O.Yu. Gorbenko, A.G. Smekhova, A.R. Kaul, N.A. Babushkina, L.M. Belona Transverse Kerr effect in the (La1-xPrx)0.7Ca0.3MnO3 ceramics // J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 2000. V. 12. pp.2857 - 2866. [pdf]
  24.    E.A. Gan'shina, O.Yu. Gorbenko, N.A. Babushkina, A.R. Kaul, A.G. Smekhova, L.M. Belova Magneto-optical and electrical properties of giant magnetoresistive (La,Pr)0.7(Ca,Sr)0.3MnO3 thin films prepared by aerosol MOCVD // Non-Linear Electromagnetic Systems IOS Press. 1998. pp.325 328. [pdf]
  25. Textbooks:

  26.    M.A. Andreeva, .. Bushuev, .N. Ovchinnikova, .P. Orechko, I.R. Prudnikov, .G. Smekhova Numerical experiments in tasks of X-Ray optics // Department of Physics. MSU. Moscow. Russia. 2005. 149p. (in Russian)
  27.    M.A. Andreeva, .. Bushuev, .N. Ovchinnikova, .P. Orechko, I.R. Prudnikov, .G. Smekhova Numerical experiments in tasks of X-Ray optics (2nd edition) // Moscow. Russia. 2012. 162p. (in Russian)

Number of articles in conference proceedings:


Number of abstract publications:

more than 60.


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