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Sergey Luchkin

Senior Research Scientist
Center for Energy Science and Technology

Supervisor: Artem Abakumov

Sergey graduated from National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) in 2009. Then he investigated high-temperature superconductors HTSC-2G in the Research Institute of Inorganic Materials in Russia. In 2012, he joined the Marie Curie project NANOMOTION in University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he investigated local Li diffusion in Li-ion battery materials by Scanning Probe Microscopy methods. In 2015, he received a PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Aveiro.


Development of in situ electrochemical scanning probe microscopy for characterization of energy storage materials

  1. Sergey Yu. Luchkin, Azat F. Akbulatov, Lyubov A. Frolova, Pavel A. Troshin, Keith J. Stevenson, Spatially-resolved Nanoscale Measurements of Grain Boundary Enhanced Photocurrent in Inorganic CsPbBr3 Perovskite Films, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 171, 205-212 (2017)
  2. Sergey Yu. Luchkin, Azat F. Akbulatov, Lyubov A. Frolova, Monroe P. Griffin, Andrei Dolocan, Raluca Gearba, David A. Vanden Bout, Pavel A. Troshin, Keith J. Stevenson, Reversible and Irreversible Electric Field Induced Morphological and Interfacial Transformations of Hybrid Lead Iodide Perovskites, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, May 2017
  3. P José Gouveia, S Rosa, L Ricotti, B Abecasis, HV Almeida, L Monteiro, J Nunes, F Sofia Carvalho, M Serra, S Luchkin, A Leonidovitch Kholkin, P Marques Alves, P Jorge Oliveira, R Carvalho, A Menciassi, R Pires Neves, L Silva Ferreira, Flexible nanofilms coated with aligned piezoelectric microfibers preserve the contractility of cardiomyocytes, Biomaterials 139, 213–228 (2017)
  4. Lyubov A. Frolova, Denis V. Anokhin, Alexey A. Piryazev, Sergey Yu. Luchkin, Nadezhda N. Dremova, and Pavel A. Troshin, Exploring the Photovoltaic Performance of All-Inorganic Ag2PbI4/PbI2 Blends, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8 (7), 1651–1656 (2017)
  5. Azat F. Akbulatov, Sergey Yu. Luchkin, Lyubov A. Frolova, Nadezhda N. Dremova, Kirill L. Gerasimov, Keith J. Stevenson and Pavel A. Troshin, Probing the Intrinsic Thermal and Photochemical Stability of Hybrid and Inorganic Lead Halide Perovskites, Submitted to Advanced Functional Materials
  6. Lyubov A. Frolova, Denis V. Anokhin, Kirill L. Gerasimov, Sergey Yu. Luchkin, Nadezhda N. Dremova, Keith J. Stevenson, and Pavel A. Troshin, Highly efficient fully inorganic planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells produced by thermal co-evaporation of CsI and PbI2, Submitted to Journal of Materials Chemistry A
  7. Konstantin Romanyuk, Carlos M. Costa, Sergey Yu. Luchkin, Andrei L. Kholkin, and Senentxu Lanceros-Méndez, Giant Electric-Field-Induced Strain in PVDF-Based Battery Separator Membranes Probed by Electrochemical Strain Microscopy, Langmuir 32 (21), 5267–5276 (2016)
  8. Gonçalo da Cunha Rodrigues, Pavel Zelenovskiy, Konstantin Romanyuk, Sergey Luchkin, Ya. Kopelevich, Andrei Kholkin, Correspondence: Reply to ‘On the nature of strong piezoelectricity in graphene on SiO2’, Nature Communications 7, 11571 (2016)
  9. O. Alikin, A. V. Ievlev, S. Yu. Luchkin, A. P. Turygin, V. Ya. Shur, S. V. Kalinin, and A. L. Kholkin, Characterization of LiMn2O4 cathodes by electrochemical strain microscopy, Applied Physics Letters 108, 113106 (2016)
  10. Sergey Yu. Luchkin, Konstantin Romanyuk, Maxim Ivanov, Andrei L. Kholkin, Li transport in fresh and aged LiMn2O4 cathodes via Electrochemical Strain Microscopy, Journal of Applied Physics 118, 072016 (2015)
  11. Hugues-Yanis Amanieu, Huy N.M. Thai, Sergey Yu Luchkin, Daniele Rosato, Doru C. Lupascu, Marc-André Keip, Jörg Schröder, Andrei Kholkin, Electrochemical Strain Microscopy Time Spectroscopy: model and experiment on LiMn2O4, Journal of Applied Physics 118, 055101 (2015)
  12. Gonçalo da Cunha Rodrigues, Pavel Zelenovskiy, Konstantin Romanyuk, Sergey Luchkin, Ya. Kopelevich, Andrei Kholkin, Strong piezoelectricity in single-layer graphene deposited on SiO2 grating substrates, Nature Communications 6, 7572 (2015). Web. 2July 2015
  13. Romanyuk, S.Yu. Luchkin, M. Ivanov, A. Kalinin, A.L. Kholkin, Signal-to-noise ratio of single- and multi-frequency detection of surface displacements via Scanning Probe Microscopy, Microsc. Microanal. 21, 154–163 (2015).
  14. Yu. Luchkin, H.-Y. Amanieu, D. Rosato, A.L. Kholkin, Li distribution in graphite anodes: A Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy approach, J. Power Sources 268, 887–894 (2014)
  15. A. Mankelevich, A. V. Mitin, V. S. Mitin, A. F. Pal’, T. V. Rakhimova, A. N. Ryabinkin, A. O. Serov, and S. Yu. Luchkin, Equirate Magnetron Sputtering of Mosaic Copper–Graphite Targets, Technical Physics Letters, 39, 39–41 (2013)

Specialist’s degree in Physics of Metals, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), 2009
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Aveiro, 2015

Research interests:

Materials science of inorganic materials; surface science; scanning probe microscopy methods for nanoscale imaging of functional properties; diffusion in solids; Li-ion battery materials; perovskite solar cells.

Past Projects:

2012-2015: Marie Curie project “NANOMOTION” FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN-290158