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Anastasia Tyurnina

Professor: Albert Nasibullin

Anastasia Tyurnina is a young scientific researcher – experimentalist. She is a graduate of the Physics Department of Moscow State University (MSU). Anastasia’s research experience includes production and characterization of various carbon film materials, as well as graphene-based device design, nanofabrication and electronic measurements of its transport characteristics.

Anastasia was first introduced to graphene during her bachelor studies, and ever since she has been fascinated by its structure and properties. In 2004, she discovered CVD graphene in an MSU laboratory, almost at the same time when officially scotch tape graphene was announced. In 2010, one day after the Graphene Nobel Prize was awarded, she defended her thesis «Carbon materials grown by PECVD: microdiamond crystals and nanodiamond film, forest of graphite flakes and graphite nanofilms, graphene; its transfer and characterization».

For the last 10 years Anastasia has been working on graphene growth and characterization and some applications, independently and as part of a team, in different labs in Moscow, Japan, Belgium, and France. Her Japanese experience was very helpful in learning how to fabricate graphene nanodevices such as Field Effect Transistor using Electron Beam Lithography. Belgium-French experience pushed her to find and optimize ways for growing graphene on equipment used by other research groups for nanotubes growth, so that different CVD set-ups were mastered and adjusted for graphene production. Particularly, plasma enhanced CVD, thermal low pressure and ambient pressure CVD, Hot Filament assisted CVD have been mastered mainly for large scale graphene production. Anastasia’s studies in this field included investigations of CVD films growth depending on process parameters (substrate material, pretreatment, temperature; gas composition; plasma activation etc.).

Optoelectronics of 2D crystals

The aim of the research is to develop advanced concepts for solar cells using Lego-technology. The new families of 2D materials offer unprecedented opportunities to overcome the limits of traditional concepts for solar energy harvesting and demonstrate a new generation of energy harvesting devices. In addition, 2D crystals have the advantages of transparency and flexibility, and in time they could replace ITO films, which are relatively brittle.


  • Kim, O. Renault, A. Tyurnina, J.-F. Guillet, J.-P. Simonato, D. Rouchon, D. Mariolle, N. Chevalier, J. Dijon, Doping characteristics of iodine on as-grown chemical vapor deposited graphene on Pt; Ultramicroscopy, 2015, V. 159(3), 470-475.


  • Kim, O. Renault, A. Tyurnina, J.-P. Simonato, D. Rouchon, D. Mariolle, N. Chevalier, J. Dijon, Doping efficiency of single and randomly stacked bilayer graphene by iodine adsorption; Applied Physics Letters, 2014, 105(1): 011605.


  • V. Tyurnina, J. Dijon, Low temperature SLG without hydrocarbon source (Procédé d’élaboration d’un film de graphène); Institut Nationalde la Propriété Industrielle, French Patent application: submitted on 7.03.2014 with N°: 1400560. Publication N°/date: FR3018282 /2015-09-11.


  • Reckinger, E. Van Hooijdonk, F., A.V. Tyurnina, S.Lucas and J.-F. Colomer, Anomalous moiré pattern of graphene investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy: Evidence of graphene growth on oxidized Cu(111); Nano Research, 2014, 7(1): 154–162.


  • V. Tyurnina, J. Dijon, Investigation of cvd graphene for transparent conductive film application, NanoSciences Foundation: Graphene in Grenoble, 2013, V. 3, 23.
  • V. Tyurnina, K. Tsukagishi, H. Hiura, A.N. Obraztsov, Structural and charge transport characteristics of graphene layers obtained from CVD thin film and bulk graphite; Carbon, 2013, V. 52, 49-55.


  • Hiura, M.V. Lee, A.V. Tyurnina and K. Tsukagoshi, Liquid phase growth of graphene on silicon carbide; Carbon, 2012, V. 50, 5076-5084.


  • I. Kleshch, E.A. Vasilyeva, S.A. Lyashenko, I.O. Oboronov, A.V. Tyurnina, A.N. Obraztsov, Surface structure and field emission properties of few-layer graphene flakes; Phys. Status Solidi B, 2011, V. 248, 2623-2626.


  • A. Obraztsov, M.G. Rybin, A.V. Tyurnina, S.V. Garnov, E.D. Obraztsova, A.N. Obraztsov, Yu.P. Svirko, Broadband Light-Induced Absorbance Change in Multilayer Graphene; NanoLetters, 2011, V. 11, 1540-1545.


  • Hiura, M.V. Lee, A.V. Tyurnina, K. Tsukagishi, Direct Formation of Graphene on Insulator (tentative), Application and Practicality of Nano-Carbon: Fullerene, Nanotubes, and Graphene; Handbook, CMC Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; July 1, 2011.


  • V. Tyurnina, R.R. Ismagilov, A.V. Chuvilin, A.N. Obraztsov, Topology peculiarities of graphite films of nanometer thickness; Phys. Status Solidi B, 2010, V. 247, 3010-3013.


  • V. Tyurnina, I.A. Apolonskaya, I.I. Kulakova, P.G. Kopylov, A.N. Obraztsov, Thermal purifying of detonation synthesized nanodiamond powder; Journal of Surface Investigation. X_ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques, 2010, Vol. 4, No 3, pp. 458–463.


  • V. Tyurnina, D.V. Serov, A.N. Obraztsov, Topology Features of Thin Graphite Films of Nanometer Thickness; Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 2009, V.45, 5, 453-457.


  • A. Apolonskaya, A.V. Tyurnina, P.G. Kopylov, A.N. Obraztsov, Thermal oxidation of detonation nanodiamond; Moscow University Physics Bulletin, 2009, V. 3, 4, 72-75.


  • A. Nyapshaev, I.V. Makarenko, A.N. Titkov, A.V. Tyurnina and A.N. Obraztsov, Structural peculiarities of carbon nanolayers prepared by deposition from a gaseous phase on Ni; Physics of the Solid State, 2009, V. 51, 997-1002.
  • N. Obraztsov, A.V. Tyurnina, E.A. Obraztsova, A.A. Zolotukhin, B. Liu, K.-C. Chin, A.T.S. Wee, Raman scattering characterization of CVD graphite films; Carbon, 2008, V. 46, P. 963-968.


  • N. Obraztsov, E.A. Obraztsova, A.A. Zolotukhin, A.V. Tyurnina, Double resonant Raman scattering in nanographite films; Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics, 2008, V. 106, P. 569-574.


  • N. Obraztsov, E.A. Obraztsova, A.V. Tyurnina, A.A. Zolotukhin, Chemical vapor deposition of thin graphite films of nanometer thickness; Carbon, 2007, V. 45, P. 2017-2021.


  • V. Tyurnina, A.A. Zolotukhin, A.N. Obraztsov, Effect of substrate material on the structure of carbon films obtained by plasmachemical deposition; Technical Physics Letters, 2006, V. 32, P. 735-737.