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> Department of Physical Methods in Applied Researches

kostishko.jpgThe department of physical methods in applied researches was established in 1990. Dr.Sci.Tech., professor Orlov Anatoly Mikhaylovich was appointed its first chair.

From the date of its foundation the department staff members are engaged in intensive research work. In professor Orlov’s research team more than 15people became holders of academic degrees and ranks. Boris Mikhaylovich Kostishko who is now the head of the department and Rector of University became the first doctoral student who successfully defended the thesis. Dean of the Engineering and Physics Faculty, Solovyov A.A., also pursued his career under the guidance of professor Orlov.

Main research work of the department is concerned with physical and technological and materials studies of micro and nano-electronic structures. Within this area active experimental and theoretical development is conducted according to the following sections:

luminescence of quantum-dimensional semiconductor structures

ion recharging on the surface of ion-covalent crystals and molecular objects, and also defect formation that goes along with this process on surface and destruction of molecules

auger spectroscopy of semiconductor materials

study of molecular film interaction with semiconductor substrates and light-emitting properties of porous semiconductors

Scientific achievements of the department:

electronic structure of porous silicon (PS) new promising material in optoelectronics has been determined for the first time.

The technique allowing to make the analysis of a layer-by-layer arrangement of hydride groups with a personal computer is developed by means of electronic auger-spectroscopy.

Models describing photo, electronic and ion stimulated evolution of the personal computers light-emitting properties are offered and defined energy of activation of these processes. More than 200articles were published following the research results.


professor Kostishko Boris Mikhaylovich chair of the department, Rector of USU

professor Germanovich Pavel Kuzmich

professor Gurina Roza Viktorovna

associate professor Zubkov Yury Nikolaevich

associate professor Gadomskaya Irina Veniaminovna

associate professor Vyaldin Mikhail Vasilyevich

associate professor Sementsova Tatyana Mikhaelovna

associate professor Nasedkina Yulia Fiodorovna

Part-time workers:

professor Sementsov Dmitry Igorevich

associate professor Pchelintseva Ekaterina Sergeyevna

The chair provides instruction in the following disciplines:


Physics and mathematics

Electricity and magnetism

Physics (quantum physics)

Physics of active elements

Methods of the analysis, control and diagnostics of semiconductor devices

Physical fundamentals of optoelectronics

Concept of modern natural sciences

Heating engineering

Thermodynamics and heat transfer

Special sections of physics

Technique of teaching physics


Hydraulics and hydro-pneumatic drive

Hydraulics and oil and gas hydrodynamics

Underground hydrodynamics

History and methodology of teaching physics

Scientific bases of a school course of physics

Term course project

Practical training

Work practice

Graduation project

Students research work


Electricity and magnetism


Physics of semiconductors


Technologies of semiconductors

Hydraulics and heating engineering

Medical physics

Medical and biological physics


Material and resource base:

Department laboratories are equipped with a large number of the research equipment: a laser ellipsometric unit of high temporary resolution LEK-9105; a crystal-free, X-ray diffraction spectrophotometer BRA-17, an infrared spectrometer X 29; an analytical probe unit EM 6030; a vacuum universal post VUP-5; an electronic Auger spectrometer 09IOS-10005; a measuring instrument of transistor parameters L254; L, C, R digital measuring instrument E712; a measuring instrument L256of parameters of semiconductor devices; a laboratory unit Electricity and Magnetism; automated laboratory unit for research of semiconductor materials; an infrared microscope INFRAMI; a laboratory test bench for studying dielectric durability of solid dielectrics; a modular unit MUK-TT2 Solid body 2; a laboratory test bench for studying dielectric permeability and losses in solid dielectrics; an electrocardiograph device Heart Mirror 1; a refractometer IRF-454 BM; a saccharimeter SU-4; a laser machine for studying the properties of laser radiation and diffraction of light; a device UVCh-803Undaterm; tensometric scales VT-300G; automated workstation; a hydrodynamics testing device and others.

Additional information:

On chair preparation on special disciplines of the students receiving additional qualification Teacher is conducted. After two years' preparation (45 courses) the graduate gains the Diploma about additional (to the highest) to education which The teacher of physics is the document of the state sample on assignment of additional qualification. The diploma grants the right of conducting the professional activity connected with the received additional qualification.

Contact information:

Sviyaga River Embankment St., building 1, room 333

phone: 8(8422)-37-2462

Appointment hours:

Monday from 16:00 17:00 (should be previously scheduled)

phone: 41 29 97

42, Leo Tolstoy St., room 43