Leontiev Igor Nikolaevich (Photo)

Leontiev Igor Nikolaevich

Position:  Assistant Professor
Degree:  Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics
Researcher ID:  D-2037-2009

Research interests

  • Synthesis of nanoparticles metals and oxides, also composites based on them.
  • Materials for fuel cell, supercapacitor and Li-ion batteries.
  • Size effect nanomaterials.
  • X-ray diffraction: crystal structure and phase transitions in ferroelectric crystals and thin films.
  • In-situ research processes synthesis nanoparticles and them functioning in fuel cells, supercapacitor and Li-ion batteries.
  • Materials behavior under extreme condition (super strong electric fields and high-pressure).
  • Structure and property ferroelectric materials, thermodynamics ferroelectric phase transitions.




  1. "Establishment of physicochemical laws governing the formation of metal nanoparticles under conditions of non-stationary electrolysis and the creation of highly active catalytic systems for hydrogen energy" 2016-2018 Supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Grant No. 118-33-20064 ofi-m — Performer.
  2. State contract No 14.587.21.0029 "Variation of the microstructural characteristics of carbon supported platinum nanocatalysts in theprocesses of synthesis and fuel cell work: Time-Resolved X-ray Diffraction Investigation» 2016-2017 г. Supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia — Supervisor.
  3. "Synthesis and investigations of Graphene based nanocomposites for the fuel cell, supercapasitors and Li-ion batteries" 2016-2018 Supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Grant No. 16-29-06409 ofi-m — Supervisor.
  4. "In-situ combined investigations of nanoparticles nucleation and growth processes of the platinum carbon supported electrocatalysts for low-temperatures fuel cells". Supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Grant No. 12-08-01193_а — Supervisor.
  5. "Multiferroic thin films and superlattices" 2012-2014 Supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Grant No. 12-02-91051-НЦНИ_а — Performer.
  6. "X-ray diffraction studies of high pressure influence on Pt nanoparticles" 2011. Supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. State contract 10.79.2011 — Supervisor.
  7. "Preparation, core and surface state diagnosis of two- and three-metallic nanoparticles with not uniform components distribution" - 2008-2010. Supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Grant No. 11-08-00499-а — Performer.
  8. "Prediction of the specific catalytic activity and synthesis of high active Pt/C and PtMe/C nanocatalysts for low temperature fuel cells" 2008-2010. Supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Grant No. 08-08-00869-а — Performer.
  9. "Structure and lattice dynamics of ferroelectric superlattices of perovskites" - 2009-2011. Supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Grant No. 09-02-00666-а — Performer.


  1. A.B. Kuriganovaa, I.N. Leontyev, O.A. Maslova, N.V. Smirnova
    "Electrochemically synthesized Pt-based catalysts with different carbon supports for proton exchange membrane fuel cell applications,"
    Mendeleev Communications, vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 444-446, 2018.
  2. A.A. Kulbakov, M. Allix, A. Rakhmatullin, A.S. Mikheykin, Yu.V. Popov, N.V. Smirnova, O.A. Maslova, I.N. Leontyev
    "In Situ Investigation of Non‐Isothermal Decomposition of Pt Acetylacetonate as One‐Step Size‐Controlled Synthesis of Pt Nanoparticles,"
    Phys. Stat. Solid. A, vol. 215, No. 23, pp. 1800488(5), 2018.
  3. I.N. Leontyev, A.B. Kuriganova, M. Allix, A. Rakhmatullin, P.E. Timoshenko, O.A. Maslova, A.S. Mikheykin, N.V. Smirnova
    "On the Evaluation of the Average Crystalline Size and Surface Area of Platinum Catalyst Nanoparticles,"
    Phys. Stat. Solid. B, vol. 255, No. 10, pp. 1800240(5), 2018.
  4. O.A. Maslova, X. Iltis, L. Desgranges, G. Guimbretière, M.R. Ammar, C. Genevois, E. de Bilbao, A. Canizares, S.A. Barannikova, I.N. Leontyev, P. Simon
    "Evaluation of T2g band intensity distribution across a surface of an UO2 ceramic ,"
    AIP Conference Proceedings 2051, pp. 020189, 2018.
  5. A.A. Kulbakov, A.B. Kuriganova, M. Allix, A. Rakhmatullin, N.V. Smirnova, O.A. Maslova, I.N. Leontyev
    "Non-isothermal decomposition of platinum acetylacetonate as a cost-efficient and Size-Controlled Synthesis of Pt/C nanoparticles,"
    Catalysis Communications, vol. 117, p. 14-18, 2018.
  6. D. Chernysheva,C. Vlaic, I. Leontyev, L. Pudova, S. Ivanovc, M. Avramenko, M. Allix, A. Rakhmatullin, O. Maslova, A. Bund, N. Smirnova
    "Synthesis of Co3O4/CoOOH via electrochemical dispersion using a pulse alternating current method for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors,"
    Solid State Sciences, vol. 86, pp. 53-59, 2018.
  7. K. Novikova, A. Kuriganova, I. Leontyev, E. Gerasimova, O. Maslova, A. Rakhmatullin, N. Smirnova, and Y. Dobrovolsky,
    "Influence of Carbon Support on Catalytic Layer Performance of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,"
    Electrocatalysis, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 22–30, Jan. 2018.
  8. A. Ulyankina, I. Leontyev, O. Maslova, M. Allix, A. Rakhmatullin, N. Nevzorova, R. Valeev, G. Yalovega, and N. Smirnova,
    "Copper oxides for energy storage application: Novel pulse alternating current synthesis,"
    Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process., vol. 73, pp. 111–116, Jan. 2018.
  9. A. Ulyankina, I. Leontyev, M. Avramenko, D. Zhigunov, and N. Smirnova,
    "Large-scale synthesis of ZnO nanostructures by pulse electrochemical method and their photocatalytic properties,"
    Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process., vol. 76, pp. 7–13, Mar. 2018.
  10. V. P. Dmitriev, D. Y. Chernyshov, V. A. Dyadkin, I. P. Makarova, I. N. Leontyev, D. A. Andronikova, I. Bronwald, R. G. Burkovsky, S. B. Vakhrushev, A. V. Filimonov, and S. V. Grigoriev,
    "Crystallography Based on Synchrotron Radiation: Experiments of Russian Users of the ESRF BM01 Diffraction Beam Line,"
    J. Surf. Investig. X-ray, Synchrotron Neutron Tech., vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 395–407, May 2018.
  11. A. B. Kuriganova, I. N. Leont’ev, and N. V. Smirnova,
    "PtIr/C Catalysts Synthesized by Electrochemical Dispersion Method for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,"
    Russ. J. Electrochem., vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 561–565, Jun. 2018.
  12. A. Ulyankina, I. Leontyev, and N. Smirnova,
    "Electrochemical Synthesis and Photocatalytic Activity of Differently Shaped CuOx Particles,"
    Nano Hybrids Compos., vol. 13, pp. 330–333, Jan. 2017.
  13. A. B. Kuriganova, I. N. Leontyev, M. V. Avramenko, Y. Popov, O. A. Maslova, O. Y. Koval, and N. V. Smirnova,
    "One-step Simultaneous Synthesis of Graphene and Pt Nanoparticles under the Action of Pulsed Alternating Current and Electrochemical Performance of Pt/Graphene Catalysts,"
    ChemistrySelect, vol. 2, no. 24, pp. 6979–6983, Aug. 2017.
  14. A. B. Kuriganova, I. N. Leontyev, A. S. Alexandrin, O. A. Maslova, A. I. Rakhmatullin, and N. V. Smirnova,
    "Electrochemically synthesized Pt/TiO2-C catalysts for direct methanol fuel cell applications,"
    Mendeleev Commun., vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 67–69, Jan. 2017.
  15. I. N. Leontyev, A. A. Kulbakov, M. Allix, A. Rakhmatullin, A. B. Kuriganova, O. A. Maslova, and N. V. Smirnova,
    "Thermal expansion coefficient of carbon-supported Pt nanoparticles: In-situ X-ray diffraction study,"
    Phys. status solidi, vol. 254, no. 5, p. 1600695, May 2017.
  16. I. N. Leontyev, O. E. Fesenko, O. A. Maslova, S. V. Posokhova, and N. G. Leontyev,
    "X-Ray Diffraction and Dielectric Investigations of Ferroelectric PbZr0.958Ti0.042O3, Antiferroelectric PbZrO3 and PbHfO3 Single Crystals in Superstrong Electric Fields up to 30MV/m,"
    Cryst. Res. Technol., vol. 52, no. 9, p. 1700139, Sep. 2017.
  17. N. V. Andreeva, N. A. Pertsev, D. A. Andronikova, A. V. Filimonov, N. G. Leontiev, I. N. Leontyev, and S. B. Vakhrushev,
    "Domain structures and correlated out-of-plane and in-plane polarization reorientations in Pb(Zr0.96Ti0.04)O3 single crystal via piezoresponse force microscopy",
    AIP Advances, vol. 6, pp. 095211(7), 2016.
  18. D. A. Andronikova, I. A. Bronwald, R. G. Burkovsky, I. N. Leontyev, N. G. Leontyev, A. A. Bosak, A. V. Filimonov, S. B. Vakhrushev
    "Pre-transitional evolution of central peaks and transverse acoustic phonon branch in single crystal lead zirconate titanate with Ti concentration 0.7%",
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 769, no. 1, pp. 012070(5), 2016.
  19. I. A. Bronwald, D. A. Andronikova, R. G. Burkovsky, D. Chernyshev, N. G. Leontyev, I. N. Leontyev, Z.-G. Ye, S. B. Vakhrushev
    "Composition dependence of the diffuse scattering in cubic PbZr1-xTixO3",
    Ferroelectrics, vol. 503, no. 1, pp. 45–51, 2016.
  20. D. E. Doronkin, A. B. Kuriganova, I. N. Leontyev, S. Baier, H. Lichtenberg, N. V. Smirnova, and J.-D. Grunwaldt,
    "Electrochemically Synthesized Pt/Al2O3 Oxidation Catalysts",
    Catal. Letters, vol. 146, no. 2, pp. 452–463, Feb. 2016.
  21. D. A. Andronikova, A. A. Bosak, I. A. Bronwald, R. G. Burkovsky, S. B. Vakhrushev, N. G. Leontyev, I. N. Leontyev, A. K. Tagantsev, A. V. Filimonov, and D. Y. Chernyshov,
    "Critical scattering of synchrotron radiation in lead zirconate–titanate with low titanium concentrations",
    Phys. Solid State, vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 2441–2446, Dec. 2015.
  22. N. M. Nevzorova, I. N. Leontyev, and G. E. Yalovega,
    "Investigation of dependence unit cell parameter from the platinum Pt/C catalysts size: the method of X-ray absorption spectroscopy",
    Engineering Journal of Don, no. 4, pp. 1–9(9), Nov. 2015.
  23. I. N. Leontyev, D. V. Leontyeva, A. B. Kuriganova, Y. V. Popov, O. A. Maslova, N. V. Glebova, A. A. Nechitailov, N. K. Zelenina, A. A. Tomasov, L. Hennet, and N. V. Smirnova,
    "Characterization of the electrocatalytic activity of carbon-supported platinum-based catalysts by thermal gravimetric analysis",
    Mendeleev Commun., vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 468–469, Nov. 2015.
  24. I. N. Leontyev, A. B. Kuriganova, N. G. Leontyev, L. Hennet, A. Rakhmatullin, N. V. Smirnova, and V. Dmitriev,
    "Size dependence of the lattice parameters of carbon supported platinum nanoparticles: X-ray diffraction analysis and theoretical considerations",
    RSC Adv., vol. 4, no. 68, p. 35959, Aug. 2014.
  25. D. V. Leontyeva, I. N. Leontyev, M. V. Avramenko, Y. I. Yuzyuk, Y. A. Kukushkina, and N. V. Smirnova,
    "Electrochemical dispergation as a simple and effective technique toward preparation of NiO based nanocomposite for supercapacitor application",
    Electrochim. Acta, vol. 114, pp. 356–362, Dec. 2013.
  26. N. V. Smirnova, A. B. Kuriganova, D. V. Leont’eva, I. N. Leont’ev, and A. S. Mikheikin,
    "Structural and electrocatalytic properties of Pt/C and Pt-Ni/C catalysts prepared by electrochemical dispersion",
    Kinet. Catal., vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 255–262, Mar. 2013.
  27. I. Leontyev, A. Kuriganova, Y. Kudryavtsev, B. Dkhil, and N. Smirnova,
    "New life of a forgotten method: Electrochemical route toward highly efficient Pt/C catalysts for low-temperature fuel cells",
    Appl. Catal. A Gen., vol. 431–432, pp. 120–125, Jul. 2012.
  28. O. A. Maslova, A. S. Mikheykin, I. N. Leontyev, Yu. I. Yuzyuk, A. G. Tkachev,
    "Diagnostics of Carbonaceous Nanomaterial “Taunit” by Raman Spectroscopy",
    J. Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 95–98(4), Jan. 2012.
  29. A. S. Mikheykin, V. P. Dmitriev, S. V. Chagovets, A. B. Kuriganova, N. V. Smirnova, and I. N. Leontyev,
    "The compressibility of nanocrystalline Pt",
    Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 101, no. 17, pp. 173111(4), 2012.
  30. O. A. Maslova, A. S. Mikheykin, I. N. Leontyev, Y. I. Yuzyuk, and A. G. Tkachev,
    "Diagnostics of Carbonaceous Nanomaterial ‘Taunit’ by Raman Spectroscopy",
    J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron., vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 95–98, Jan. 2012.
  31. A. S. Mikheykin, V. P. Dmitriev, S. V Chagovets, A. B. Kuriganova, N. V Smirnova, and I. N. Leontyev,
    "The compressibility of nanocrystalline Pt",
    Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 101, no. 17, p. 173111, 2012.
  32. I. N. Leontyev, Y. I. Yuzyuk, P.-E. Janolin, M. El-Marssi, D. Chernyshov, V. Dmitriev, Y. I. Golovko, V. M. Mukhortov, and B. Dkhil,
    "Orthorhombic polar Nd-doped BiFeO3 thin film on MgO substrate",
    J. Phys. Condens. Matter, vol. 23, no. 33, p. 332201, Aug. 2011.
  33. I. N. Leontyev, S. V. Belenov, V. E. Guterman, P. Haghi-Ashtiani, A. P. Shaganov, and B. Dkhil,
    "Catalytic Activity of Carbon-Supported Pt Nanoelectrocatalysts. Why Reducing the Size of Pt Nanoparticles is Not Always Beneficial",
    J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 115, no. 13, pp. 5429–5434, Apr. 2011.
  34. N. V. Glebova, N. K. Zelenina, D. V. Koshkina, A. B. Kuriganova, I. N. Leontyev, D. V. Leontyeva, A. A. Nechitaylov, N. V. Smirnova, A. A. Tomasov,
    "New method for express estimation the activity of metal-carbon catalysts for fuel cells",
    Alternative Energy and Ecology, vol. 104, no. 12, pp. 73–75, 2011.
  35. I. N. Leontyev, A. S. Anokhin, Y. I. Yuzyuk, Y. I. Golovko, V. M. Mukhortov, D. Y. Chernyshov, V. P. Dmitriev, P.-E. Janolin, B. Dkhil, and M. El-Marssi,
    "Thin ferroelectric Nd-doped BiFeO3 films with orthorhombic structure",
    Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci. Phys., vol. 74, no. 8, pp. 1112–1114, Aug. 2010.
  36. I. N. Leontyev, O. E. Fesenko, N. G. Leontyev, and B. Dkhil,
    "Ferroelectric BaTiO3 single crystal under superstrong electric fields up to 55 MV/m: A comparative experimental and theoretical study",
    Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 96, no. 14, p. 142904, 2010.
  37. I. N. Leontyev, V. E. Guterman, E. B. Pakhomova, P. E. Timoshenko, A. V. Guterman, I. N. Zakharchenko, G. P. Petin, and B. Dkhil,
    "XRD and electrochemical investigation of particle size effects in platinum-cobalt cathode electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction",
    J. Alloys Compd., vol. 500, no. 2, pp. 241–246, Jun. 2010.
  38. O. A. Maslova, A. S. Mikheikin, I. N. Leontyev, Y. I. Yuzyuk, and A. G. Tkachev,
    "Raman spectra of Taunit carbon nanomaterial",
    Nanotechnologies Russ., vol. 5, no. 9–10, pp. 641–646, Oct. 2010.
  39. I. N. Leont’ev, V. E. Guterman, E. B. Pakhomova, A. V. Guterman, and A. S. Mikheikin,
    "Particle size effect in nanoscale Pt3Co/C electrocatalysts for low-temperature fuel cells",
    Nanotechnologies Russ., vol. 4, no. 3–4, pp. 170–175, Apr. 2009.
  40. I. N. Leontyev, D. Y. Chernyshov, V. E. Guterman, E. V. Pakhomova, and A. V. Guterman,
    "Particle size effect in carbon supported Pt–Co alloy electrocatalysts prepared by the borohydride method: XRD characterization",
    Appl. Catal. A Gen., vol. 357, no. 1, pp. 1–4, Mar. 2009.
  41. Y. I. Yuzyuk, P. Simon, I. N. Zakharchenko, V. A. Alyoshin, I. N. Leontyev, and V. M. Mukhortov,
    "Stress alteration in heteroepitaxial (Ba,Sr)TiO3 /(0 0 1) MgO thin films via growth mechanism",
    J. Phys. D. Appl. Phys., vol. 40, no. 14, pp. 4271–4275, Jul. 2007.
  42. Y. I. Yuzyuk, I. N. Zakharchenko, V. A. Alyoshin, I. N. Leont’ev, L. M. Rabkin, V. M. Mukhortov, and P. Simon,
    "Influence of the growth mechanism and thermoelastic stresses on the lattice dynamics of heteroepitaxial films of barium strontium titanate",
    Phys. Solid State, vol. 49, no. 9, pp. 1759–1765, Sep. 2007.
  43. I. N. Leont’ev, A. Leiderman, V. Y. Topolov, and O. E. Fesenko,
    "Nonlinear properties of barium titanate in the electric field range 0≤E≤5.5×107 V/m",
    Phys. Solid State, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 1128–1130, Jun. 2003.
  44. I. N. Leontyev, A. Leyderman, V. Y. Topolov, and O. E. Fesenko,
    "Nonlinear Behavior of Barium Titanate Single Crystals in Strong Electric Fields",
    Ferroelectrics, vol. 286, no. 1, pp. 73–78, Jan. 2003.
  45. A. V. Leyderman, V. G. Zaletov, O. E. Fesenko, I. N. Leont’ev, and N. G. Leont’ev,
    "Electron spin resonance on enantiomorphic centers in PbZrO3:Gd3+ crystals",
    Phys. Solid State, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 1169–1171, Jul. 1999.
  46. A. V. Leiderman, I. N. Leont’ev, V. Y. Topolov, and O. E. Fesenko,
    "X-ray structural and optical studies of PbZrO0.598Ti0.042O3 single crystals in electric fields up to 4×107 V/m",
    Phys. Solid State, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 299–301, Feb. 1998.
  47. A. V. Leyderman, I. N. Leont’ev, O. E. Fesenko, and N. G. Leon’tev,
    "Dipole order and stability of the ferroelectric and antiferroelectric states in lead zirconate",
    Phys. Solid State, vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 1204–1207, Jul. 1998.

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