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Regional engineering laboratory of the open type “IRGETAS”

Head of the laboratory

Misevra Sergei Yakovlevich
Physicist-mathematician
Head of the laboratory

International cooperation of the laboratory

The laboratory established effective international cooperation with its partners.

Our partners:

  • State technical university (Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloy, Moscow, Russia);
  • Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk, Russia);
  • Tomsk Polytechnical University, Tomsk, Russia;
  • Yurga Technological Institute, Yurga, Russia;
  • I.I. Polzunov Altay State Technical University, Barnaul, Russia;
  • Federal State Institution of Science Limnology Institute of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Irkutsk, Russia);
  • I. Franko Lvov National University, Lvov, Ukraine;
  • T. Shevchenko Kiev National University, Kiev, Ukraine;
  • Lvov National University «Lvov Polytechnics», Lvov, Ukraine;
  • National University named after T. Shevchenko (Kiev, Ukraine);
  • Sumsk State University (Sumsk, Ukraine);
  • Scientific-technological park of Belarus National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus;
  • International Research Center of nanotechnology “Polymate”, Israel;
  • Akita University (Akita, Japan);
  • Natural History Museum (London, UK);
  • The Royal Society for microscopists (Leeds, UK);
  • Newcastle University (Newcastle, UK);
  • Belfast Queen's University (Belfast, UK);
  • Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany;
  • Clausthal University (Clausthal, Germany);
  • Freiberg University (Germany);
  • «JEOL Ltd.», Japan:
  • «Interactive Corporation», Japan.
Discussion with scientists
of Natural History Museum
Joint research in X-ray structure analysis laboratory of University of Brighton

Regulations for conducting researches

Regulations for conducting researches on the basis of laboratory

PhD students, master students and undergraduate students of D.Serikbaev EKSTU can conduct laboratory analysis and researches free of charge for their theses and dissertations with the help of engineers and researchers, within the limits of laboratory’s profile, and expenses will be covered by basic budget and non-budget funds of university. The schedule is approved at the beginning of each academic year, in the following extent:

  • PhD candidates - 15 instrument-hours, up to 5 samples for research;
  • Postgraduates - 5- instrument-hours, up to 3 samples for research;
  • Undergraduates - 2-instrument-hours, 1 sample for research.

EKSTU faculty staff and researchers can perform scientific and laboratory analyses at grant and program-target funds expense, also out of non-budget funds of the university in the assigned volumes on registered initiative themes.

Organizations and enterprises in the region and in the Republic, as well as foreign customers can perform such research on the basis of economic contracts and cooperation contracts.

Regulations of conducting researches on the basis of “IRGETAS” Engineering Profile Laboratory by PhD candidates, postgraduates and undergraduates of D.Serikbaev EKSTU

1. Research and development, laboratory and analytical research and sample preparation are conducted in "IRGETAS" EPL according to this approved rules, exclusively for persons (hereinafter - Researches) added in the research schedule, in their presence (possibly with supervisors) only on reported themes and strictly according to the schedule. Researches are carried out by completed applications, which should be made no later than 5 working days before the date of studies (the application form is available in the laboratory).

2. Research and development is carried out on the available equipment with experts and researchers of the University within their competence.

3. Laboratory and analytical research on the analytical equipment are carried out only by laboratory engineer-researchers. The researcher must have necessary minimum of knowledge in the field of applied research methods, know general principles of instrument operation, be clear about the goals and aims of research, identify research program and the expected results.

4. Sample preparation, if it’s necessary, is performed by the Researcher independently. In the case of its performing on available equipment of the laboratory, the Researcher should contact the laboratory no later than 5 working days prior to the date of the analytical studies on schedule for performing it independently under the guidance and supervision of laboratory engineers. The Researcher must know methods of sample preparation, have skills to work on sample preparation equipment, or be trained to work on it by a laboratory engineer, who is responsible for sample preparation equipment.

5. Types research and development, performed on the basis of "IRGETAS":

  • Vacuum technology and obtaining thin films;
  • Temperature (including high temperature) processing of materials;
  • Electrohydroimpulse disintegration of materials.

6. Types of laboratory and analytical studies, performed on the basis of "IRGETAS":

  • Transmission electron microscopy, including micro (nano) analysis (TEM-MA);
  • Scanning electron microscopy, including microanalysis (SEM-MA);
  • X-ray diffractometry (XRD);
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MC);
  • Microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometry (MP-AES);
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF);
  • Photometric spectrometry (PS);
  • Colorimetry (C);
  • Optical microscopy (OM);
  • Metallography (MG).

7. Types of sample preparation, for all types of research, carried out on the basis of "IRGETAS":

  • Cutting and fine grinding of samples and specimens (using saws for cutting metals and minerals, roll and jaw crushers, vibrating pulverizer, ball mill, electrohydroimpulse disintegrator, agate mortar);
  • High precision cutting, microsections preparation (using high-precision cutting machine, grinding and polishing machine, ultrasonic bath and dryer for samples);
  • Preparation of samples for TEM (foils and thin films by electrolytic thinning and precision ion polishing, powders by fine grinding methods and spreading on carbon films on copper substrate reticulum);
  • Preparation of samples for SEM (precision cutting, fitting of samples and specimens in the compound, mechanical grinding and polishing, chemical etching, deposition of conductive carbon films);
  • Preparation of samples for RD (powders, thin films and plates);
  • Preparation of samples for ICP-MS and MP-AES (fine grinding, precision weighing, chemical decomposition of samples);
  • Preparation of samples for other kinds of analyzes.

8. Research is carried out both at the expense of laboratory budget financing for the current year, within the quota allocated to sub-departments, and on grants, program target financing, economic contractual funds.

9. Quotas are allocated to sub-departments in proportion (in instrument-hours for each type of research) within the research scheduling, after counting the total amount of applied research for all potential Researchers included in the list. Quotas are allocated according to the volume of total instrument time and resources of financing (due to the limited resources allocated for salaries, supplies, maintenance and so on.).

10. Allocation of quotas, after their assigning, is held by sub-departments independently.

11. Research on allocated quota is carried out for each Researcher within the approved by these rules (number of samples, instrument-hours) for all types of laboratory analyzes, totally.

12. Approved standard in terms of research for 2013 - 2014 academic year:

  • PhD candidates - 15 instrument-hours, up to 5 samples for research;
  • Postgraduates - 5- instrument-hours, up to 3 samples for research;
  • Undergraduates - 2-instrument-hours, 1 sample for research.

13. Planned research date on their types and volume of research is entered in the schedule - Instrument time (11.01.2013 to 31 05.2014, from Monday to Thursday, at Fridays there is methodical day, free for emerging issues). The final date is set by the approved schedule, after processing the list of potential Researchers, based on the capabilities and the efficient allocation of laboratory instrument time to time of academic year, on the principle of maximum possible compliance with the planned research date in the following order: 1. PhD candidates, 2. Postgraduates, 3. Undergraduates.

14. If research is impossible in time for objective reasons of the Researcher (unavailability or lack of samples, researcher’s business trip, other reasonable excuses) the question of postponement can be solved individually by Provost for Science and International Cooperation, by agreement with head of the Laboratory, on the basis of supervisor’s memo or researcher’s application. It is possible prior to the research time on schedule, based on the capabilities of laboratory and availability vacant instrument time.

15. If it is impossible to conduct research in time for objective reasons of the Laboratory (unavailability or malfunction of equipment, lack of necessary supplies, temporary absence of a research engineer because of his vacation, training, business trip), postponement of research can be solved individually with head of the Laboratory prior to the research time on schedule.

16. If it is required to conduct additional research beyond quotas, also for the Researches without quotas, then research is carried out after determining the source of additional funding (grant funds, program-target financing, economic contractual means) if there are vacant instrument-hours.

About laboratory

Regional university engineering laboratory “IRGETAS” was established on December 25, 2007 on the basis of D. Serikbaev East Kazakhstan State Technical University by the order of RK Ministry of Education and Science from March 15, 2007 №120.
The laboratory is a materials science center for communal usage to develop technologies and nanotechnology of new materials development for various industries – mechanical engineering, construction, chemical and processing industries, geology and mineral deposits exploration, other industries, as well as to perform basic and applied research in various fields of science - mineralogy, materials science, chemistry, ecology and others.

The laboratory is located in a separate wing of the main building of the University, on the ground and basement floors in 16 separate rooms with total area of 504.3 square meters, including:

  • scientific research and analytical sector - 123.7 m2;
  • areas of sample preparation - 120.7 m2;
  • office - 62.5 m2;
  • conference hall – 35,5 m2;
  • auxiliary rooms and corridors - 99.4 m2;
  • engineering offices – 62,5 m2.

On attached area is located technological ground area 384 square meters, including:

  • area of gravity preparation of minerals - 144 m2;
  • warehouses - 240 m2.

The main objective of the laboratory, in accordance with the priority areas of RK Education and Science development for the near future, is conducting of fundamental and applied research in the direction: "High technology of new materials development based on the complex usage of mining and metallurgical industry resources".

Main Areas of Laboratory Work

Main area of laboratory work is conducting of fundamental and applied research in the direction: "High technology of new materials development based on the complex usage of mining and metallurgical industry resources".

Other areas of laboratory work are:

  • execution of research and development in the sphere of materials science and nanotechnology;
  • scientific and technical collaboration with RK and foreign partners.

Aims of the Laboratory

In accordance with the main objective and scientific areas the following practical tasks and functions of the laboratory are formulated:

  • Deep study of mineral and technogenics raw materials;
  • Development of scientific products and commercial technologies, including nanotechnology;
  • Development of scientific and technical cooperation with foreign partners, conducting of joint research on international programs, promoting the exchange of scientists between Kazakhstan and foreign countries;
  • Research in the framework of scientific programs of teaching staff, programs of doctoral and master theses preparation as well as courseworks and graduation theses;
  • Research in the framework of the state budget projects;
  • Carrying out research by the orders of industrial enterprises and organizations, research centers and institutes, individual scholars within the framework of economic contractual works.

Types of laboratory analytical research fulfilled in “IRGETAS”:

  • transmission electron microscopy with micro (nano) analysis;
  • scanning electron microscopy with microanalysis;
  • X-ray diffractometry (X-ray analysis);
  • inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry;
  • microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometry;
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometry;
  • photometric spectrometry;
  • colorimetry.

To carry out these research there is a wide range of sites and sample preparation equipment.

Sources of Finance

Years Means of base budget financing, million tenge Means of grant financing, million tenge Means of target program financing, million tenge Means of non-budget research, million tenge TOTAL, million tenge
2007 - 200,0 - - 200,0
2008 - 2,1 - 0,2 2,3
2009 - 15,9 - 4,2 20,1
2010 - 26,9 - 2,9 29,8
2011 13,0 19,9 50,0 3,3 86,2
2012 29,8 89,7 50,0 3,0 172,5
2013 21,3 106,8 60,0 3,9 192,0
2014 19,9 67,2 46,2 4,8 138,1
TOTAL: 84,0 545,0 205,2 18,3 852,5

Dynamics of volumes of projects financial development since the beginning of laboratory operation until now shows their steady growth both on state budget themes and non-budget - economic contractual works.

Laboratory staff

Staff size (on base financing): 18 people (1 doctor of sciences, 3 candidates of sciences, 2 Ph.D).

Non-staff members (grants, target program themes, economic contractual works): 81 people (12 doctors of sciences, 19 candidates of sciences, 1 Ph.D).

Contact information

Address: 070010, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk city, Serikbayeva Str., 19, G-3-114

Phone/fax: 8 (7232) 541-488 (laboratory office)

Phone: 8 (7232) 541-487 (research sectors)

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Head of the laboratory - Misevra Sergey Yakovlevich

Phone/fax: 8 (7232) 541-488

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About subdivision

Research Sectors:

Sector of Transmission Electronic Microscopy

JEM-2100 transmission electron microscope (production of «JEOL Ltd.» company, Japan) with STEM-system and INCA Energy TEM 350 system of energy-dispersive micro(nano)analysis with X-MAX 80 crystal.

  • Accelerating voltage: up to 200 kV;
  • Resolution: up to 0.19 nm;
  • Magnification: up to 500 000 x1;
  • Defining elements: from Be to Pu;
  • Energy resolution of the detector: 127 eV.

Studying the structure of materials, identification of crystalline phases using microdiffraction methods, determination of particles and crystals size, determination of crystalline and amorphous phases proportion, qualitative and quantitative elemental micro (nano) analysis in the point sphere, construction of elements profiles along a given line, mapping the distribution of elements on a selected area.

Investigator – Principal Research Engineer of the highest category, physicist-mathematician Misevra Sergey Yakovlevich, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sample preparation for TEM:

PIPS 691 precision ion polishing system. Preparation of thin films for TEM. TenuPol-5 automatic electrolytic thinning system. Preparation of thin foils for TEM.

Sample preparation - engineer-technician, Master of Material Sciences Jess Alexey Vladimirovich, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sector of Raster (Scanning) Electronic Microscopy

Scanning electron microscope JSM-6390LV (production of «JEOL Ltd.» company, Japan) with INCA Energy Penta FET X3 system of energy-dispersive microanalysis of «OXFORD Instruments Analytical Limited» company (Great Britain).

  • Accelerating voltage: up to 30 kV;
  • Resolution: up to 3 nm;
  • Magnification: up to х300 000;
  • Defining elements: from B to U;
  • Energy resolution of the detector: 137 eV.

Study of topography and microstructure of samples and specimens surface (including dielectrics - in low vacuum mode); qualitative and quantitative elemental micro (nano) analysis in the point sphere, construction of elements profiles along a given line, mapping the distribution of elements on a selected area.

Investigator - Research Engineer of the second category, Master of Physics Sadibekov Aidar Bekadilovich, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sample preparation - engineer-technician, Bachelor of Technical Physics Sagidugumar Amangeldi.

Sector of X-Ray Diffractometry

X’Pert PRO X-ray diffractometer production of «PANalitical» company (the Netherlands).

  • Measuring range of diffraction angles 2θ: from -12º to +140º;
  • Minimum scanning step: 0,001º.

Qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative phase analysis, determination of the cell parameters and crystals orientation, the analysis of polycrystalline structures, microstress and textures.

Investigator – Research Engineer of the first category, Candidate of Physico-Mathematical Sciences Kablanbekov Bolat Mukametkaliyevich, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sector of Mass-Spectrometry and Atomic-Emission Spectrometry

ICP-MS Agilent 7500cx inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer production of «Agilent Technologies» company (the USA).

The minimum detectable concentration of the elements

  • in liquid objects: to 10-9 g/dm3;
  • in solids: up to 1 ppb.

Quantitative elemental analysis of inorganic substances and materials (inorganic liquids, water, rocks, ores, metals, ceramics, etc.), isotope analysis.

Agilent 4100 microwave plasma atomic emission spectrometer production of «Agilent Technologies» company (the USA).

The minimum detectable concentration of the elements

  • in liquid objects: to 10-7 g/dm3;
  • in solids: up to 0,1 ppm.

Quantitative elemental analysis of inorganic substances and materials.

Investigator – Research Engineer of the second category, Master of Chemistry Polezhayev Stanislav Nikolayevich, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sample preparation - laboratorian, Bachelor of Metallurgy Zabavskaya Anzhela Vladimirovna

Sample preparation for mass spectrometry and atomic emission spectrometer:

multiwave3000Microwave Oven for specimen deterioration Multiwave 3000 manufactured by «Anton Paar» (Austria).
The acid deterioration of powder samples for mass spectrometry and atomic emission spectrometry.

 

Sector of X-ray fluorescence and photometric spectrometry

CRV-1M X-ray fluorescence spectrometry made by "TechnoAnalit" JSC (the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk).

  • The range of measured energies: from 2 to 30 keV;
  • Measurement range of mass content: from 0,1% to 100%;
  • Energy resolution of the detector: less 180 eV.

Qualitative and quantitative determination of the content (mass fraction) of the chemical elements in solid, liquid and powder samples, rapid analysis of mineralogical, biophysical, biological, environmental objects.

Investigator – Research Engineer of the second category, Master of Chemistry Polezhayev Stanislav Nikolayevich, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sector of Weighting

Electronic analytical scales AUM210-E manufactured by «Abbota Corporation» company (USA). Weighing of samples of up to 210 g up to 0.1 mg Laboratory scales VLTE-1100 manufactured by LLL "Gosmetr" (Russia). Weighing of samples and specimens up to 1100 g within the accuracy 0.01g

Weighing – laboratory assistant, Bachelor of Metallurgy Zabavskaya Anzhela Vladimirovna

Sector of Sample Preparation

Section of Vacuum Engineering and Thin Films Production

 

 
  Universal vacuum post VUP-5 «Argymak» device
  Evaporation of thin films of various materials by the method of thermal evaporation, preparation of samples for studies using the methods of electron microscopy. Evaporation of thin films of various materials by the method of magnetron sputtering, preparation of samples for studies using the methods of electron microscopy.

PIPS 691 precision ion polishing system manufactured by «Gatan, Inc» company (the USA).

Preparation of thin films for the research by the methods of transmission electron microscopy. One- and two-sided ion polishing of samples (and cross-sectional samples) 3 mm in diameter with ion beam modulation.

Section of Heat Treatment

SNOL 6,7 / 1300 high temperature laboratory electric furnace, manufactured by JSC “Umega” (Lithuania).

Heat treatment of a wide range of materials and products at the temperature from 50 ° C to 1300 ° C in air.

DB-80-01-SPU drying box manufactured by “Smolensk SKTB SPU” (Russia).

Drying of the samples and materials.

Section of Physical and Chemical Sample Preparation

System for automatic electrolytic thinning of samples for transmission electron microscopy TenuPol-5 manufactured by «Struers» (Denmark).

Preparation of thin foils of metals and alloys for research using the methods of transmission electron microscopy. Pre-thinning, electrolytic thinning and final thinning of samples with diameter 3 and 2.3 mm using the scan function to optimize the electrical parameters of the process of thinning.

Rotary evaporator REV-1035 manufactured by «Abbota Corporation» company (USA).

Purification of organic compounds.

Ultrasonic bath DPM - 1335-05 manufactured by JSC "PSB-Gals" (Russia).
Cleaning samples, obtaining stable emulsions, dispersion of solid and liquid particles.
Laboratory Centrifuge CM-6M manufactured by «Elmi Ltd» (Latvia). Separating the precipitate from the solution.
Mixing device LAB-PU-01 manufactured by JSC "Laboratory Equipment and Instruments" (Russia). Mixing fluids in several vessels in volume from 50 to 2000 ml.

Re-distiller BS manufactured by "Khimlaborpribor" (Russia).

Getting water of double distillation.

Steam Sterilizer VC-75-01 manufactured by JSC "Tyumen Plant of Medical Equipment and Instruments" (Russia). Steam sterilization of laboratory glassware and instruments.

Section of Fine Crushing

Ball mill based on the universal vibration stand SVU-2 manufactured by LLP "Vibromash" (Kazakhstan, Ust-Kamenogorsk). Grinding of brittle bulk materials of different hardness and strength of the original size of 15 mm size fraction to 0.1 - 0.3 mm. Vibrating Grinder IV-4 manufactured by "Grant" (Russia). Milling brittle granular materials of different hardness and strength of the source, not larger than 2 mm size fraction up to 0.02 mm (20 microns). Agate mortars. Manual grinding of brittle samples.
Mineralogical cutting machine MS-120 manufactured by «Maruta» (Japan). Cutting of mineralogical samples. Jaw Crusher SCHD 6 manufactured by "VIBROTEHNIK" (Russia). Crushing brittle granular materials of different hardness and strength of the source, not larger than 50 mm and the fraction size of 1 - 20 mm. Roller crusher DBH 200h125 manufactured by "VIBROTEHNIK" (Russia). Crushing brittle granular materials of different hardness and strength of the source, not larger than 20 mm and fractions of 0.25 - 12 mm.

Section of Microsections

High precision cutting machine Minitom manufactured by «Struers» company (Denmark). Precision cutting of metal, ceramic and mineralogical specimens for investigation by scanning electron and optical microscopy. Grinding and polishing machine LaboPol-5 with a device for automatic grinding and polishing of samples LaboForce-3 manufactured by «Struers» company (Denmark). Grinding and polishing of metal, ceramic and mineralogical specimens for investigation by scanning electron and optical microscopy.
Dryer for samples Drybox-2 manufactured by «Struers» (Denmark). Drying samples. Ultrasonic cleaner for samples Metason-60 manufactured by «Struers» (Denmark). Ultrasonic cleaning of samples. OI-12 Light microscope. Preliminary study of microsections during sample preparation.

The laboratory main achievements

1. During the period of 2008-2013 researches on 27 scientific and scientific and technical programs were carried out. They include:

  • 13 themes on grant financing of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • 8 themes on target program financing of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • 2 themes on international collaboration target program financing of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • 4 themes financed by “NATR” JSC.

based on research findings in LEP:

  • 10 monographs, 5 textbooks, 165 articles in domestic and 131ones in foreign publications (13 in rating publications), 68 articles in materials of international conferences and 36 articles in materials of republican conferences were published on the basis of research results;
  • 21 patents and 1 before patents were received;
  • 1 certificate of intellectual property was received;
  • 8 research works for doctoral theses, 4 research works for candidate’s theses, 50 research works for PhD theses, 86 research works for master’s theses were carried out;
  • 38 research works for graduation theses were prepared.

2. During VII Forum of interregional cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation Heads of two states visited “IRGETAS” laboratory and highly assessed it.

3. For the first time in Kazakhstan a contract was signed between EKSTU and world-famous Japanese company «JEOL Ltd». It is about creation of training scientific and research service center of nanotechnology and electronic microscopy on the basis of “IRGETAS”;

4. Since laboratory foundation the following events took place on its basis:

  • International Kazakh-Russian-Japanese scientific Conference "Perspective technologies, equipment and analytical systems for materials science and nanomaterial", June 24-25, 2008;
  • VII International Kazakh-Russian-Japanese scientific Conference "Perspective technologies, equipment and analytical systems for materials science and nanomaterials", (Volgograd, June 3-4, 2009);
  • XI International Conference “Physics of solid body” and International symposium “Nanomaterials for protection of industrial and underground constructions” (Ust-Kamenogorsk, June 24-25, 2010);
  • XI Republican scientific and technical conference of students, master students, postgraduate students and young teachers “Creativity of the young for innovation development of Kazakhstan” (Ust-Kamenogorsk, April 21-22, 2011);
  • VII International scientific conference “Perspective technologies, equipment and analytical systems for materials science and nanomaterials” (Almaty, June 9-10, 2011);
  • ХІІ Republican scientific and technical conference of students, master students, postgraduate students and young teachers “Creativity of the young for innovation development of Kazakhstan” (Ust-Kamenogorsk, April 19-20, 2012);
  • IX International conference "Perspective technologies, equipment and analytical systems for materials science and nanomaterials", (Astrakhan, June 27-28, 2012);
  • ХІІІ Republican scientific and technical conference of students, master students, postgraduate students and young teachers “Creativity of the young for innovation development of Kazakhstan” (Ust-Kamenogorsk, April 11-12, 2013);
  • X International conference "Perspective technologies, equipment and analytical systems for materials science and nanomaterials" (Almaty, June 5-7, 2013);
  • ХІV Republican scientific and technical conference of students, master students, postgraduate students and young teachers “Creativity of the young for innovation development of Kazakhstan” (Ust-Kamenogorsk, April 7-9, 2014);
  • XI International conference "Perspective technologies, equipment and analytical systems for materials science and nanomaterials" (Kursk, May 13-14, 2014).

Training and Retraining in the Laboratory

The laboratory conducted:

  • Annual professional development courses and training in the framework of budget program 023 "Professional development and retraining of public educational organizations’ staff" for 395 people in total;
  • 3 master class on modern analytical equipment, conducted by company’s specialist - suppliers of equipment, for 105 people in total;
  • One specialist of scanning electronic microscopy was trained in JEOL Ltd. (Japan).

Partners

  • Institute of nuclear physics, Almaty, Kazakhstan;
  • RSE affiliate “NC KPMS RK” “VNIITSVETMET”, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan;
  • “Scientific production center “Ulba” Ltd.”, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan;
  • “Ulba metallurgical plant” JSC, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan;
  • “Kazzink Ltd.”, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan;
  • “Kazakhmys Exploration Ltd.”, Karaganda, Kazakhstan;
  • “Quantum Group Ltd.”, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan;
  • “Daltek U-ka Ltd.”, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan;
  • «Crystall-Analit», Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan.