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National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow, Russia)

PhD, October 2017. Title “Phase formation, magnetostructural properties and deposition parameters of Ni2Mnz (Z=In, Ga) Heusler alloys thin films”

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia)

Specialist, 2007 – 2012, Faculty of physics and technology, Department of Radiophysics Title of the Diploma Thesis „ Formation and Investigation of Ni-Mn-In and Ni-Mn-Ga Heusler alloy thin films by pulsed laser deposition”. Advisor: Dr. A. Goikhman

Employment Experience:

April 2011 - May 2016

May 2016 – December 2017

Research assistant, REC " Functional Nanomaterials", Baltic Federal Immanuel Kant University

Researcher, REC " Functional Nanomaterials", Baltic Federal Immanuel Kant University

January 2018- September 2022

Postdoctoral fellow, REC " Functional Nanomaterials", Baltic Federal Immanuel Kant University

September 2022 - present

Development engineer, Königssystems UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Hamburg, Germany

Scientific stage: 8 years

Scientific work


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(2) other fields:

(3) current research interests:

Thin films, magnetic materials, Heusler alloys, pulsed laser deposition

magnetron sputtering, X-Ray diffraction

pulsed laser deposition of the polycrystalline magnetic thin films; large-area magnetron sputtering; Heusler alloys, highcurrent plasma processes


Thin films formation techniques: Pulsed laser deposition (with Nd:YAD, excimer and fiber lasers); Magnetron sputtering – DC and RF (including large-area deposition); Atomic layer deposition; Ion beam-assisted deposition (Kaufman ion source).

Thin films investigation techniques: Reflection high-energy electron diffraction; Vibrating sample magnetometry; SQUID-magnetometry; X-ray diffraction; Time-of-flight second ion mass spectrometry; Electron microscopy; Auger-electron spectroscopy; Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy; Rutherford backscattering; spectral ellipsometry; spectrophotometry.

Technical experiences: operation and maintenance of vacuum and UHV systems; maintenance of Nd:YAG lasers; basics of construction of PLD and magnetron sputtering systems; basics knowledge of LabView; basics on electronics, RF and automatization systems.

Experience in materials growth by PLD: Heusler alloys (non-stoichiometric Ni2MnIn, Ni2MnGa, Ni2MnSn); magnetostrictive materials (FeGa, CoFe2O4); piezoelectrics (AlN, PZT); antiferromagnets (IrMn, FeMn, NiMn, Mn2Au); simple MTJ structures; iron silicides; complex oxides (BTO, STO, LAO, BFO, SRO, LSMO); garnets (YIG, GGG).

Other experiences: basics in optogenetics; basics in coatings for wearable technologies; basics in biocompatible oxide coatings; basics in coatings for RF cavities.

Synchrotron and neutron experience: HAXPES at P09 at PETRA synchrotron source (Hamburg, Germany) – 10 shifts; XRD at P23 at PETRA synchrotron source (Hamburg, Germany) ~20 shifts; XMCD at MAX II synchrotron source (Lund, Sweden) – 4 shifts; SANS at Saclay Nuclear Research Centre (Paris, France) – 4 shifts.

Plasma physics: low-energy field reversed configuration process, low-energy plasma focusing.


        1. A. Grunin, A.Y. Goikhman and V. Rodionova, Ni-Mn-In Heusler Alloy Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition, Solid State Phenomena 190 (2012) 311-315

        2. V. Zhukova, V. Rodionova, L. Fetisov, A. Grunin, A.Goikhman, A. Torcunov, A. Aronin, G. Abrosimova, A. Kiselev, A. Granovsky,, T.Ryba6, S. Michalik, R. Varga, A. Zhukov, Magnetic properties of Heusler-type microwires and thin films, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Volume 50, Issue 11, 1 November 2014

        3. Sokolov, N.S., Fedorov, V.V., Korovin, A.M., Suturin, S.M., Baranov, D.A., Gastev, S.V., Krichevtsov, B.B., Maksimova, K.Y., Grunin, A.I., Bursian, V.E., Lutsev, L.V., Tabuchi, M., Thin yttrium iron garnet films grown by pulsed laser deposition: Crystal structure, static, and dynamic magnetic properties, Journal of Applied Physics, Volume 119, Issue 2 (2016)

        4. A. I. Grunin, A. Yu. Goikhman, V. V. Rodionova, and S. S. Medvedeva, Features of the Phase Formation in Ni–Mn–In Heusler Alloy Thin Films, Journal of Surface Investigation. Xray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques, 2015, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 451–456.

        5. V. Yu. Fominski, S. N. Grigoriev, R. I. Romanov, M. A. Volosova, A. I. Grunin, G. D. Teterina, The formation of a hybrid structure from tungsten selenide and oxide plates for a hydrogenevolution electrocatalyst, Technical Physics Letters Volume 42, Issue 6, pp 555–558 (2016)

        6. Yurkevich, O., Maksimova, K., Goikhman, A., Grunin A.I., Snigireva, I., Snigirev, A, Protective radiolucent aluminium oxide coatings for beryllium X-ray optics, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 1;24(Pt 4):775-780 (2017)

        7. Shevyrtalov, S., Miki, H., Ohtsuka, M., Grunin A.I. , Khovaylo, V., Rodionova, V., Martensitic transformation in polycrystalline substrate-constrained and freestanding Ni-Mn-Ga films with Ni and Ga excess, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 741, Pages 1098-110 (2018)     

        8. P. A. Prokopovich, D. N. Frolov, V. N. Frolov, E. S. Klement’ev, A. I. Grunin, O. A. Dikaya, U. Yu. Koneva, G. G. Lyahov, D. D. Efimov, D. A. SerebrennikovV. V. Molchanov, E. A. Severin, O. V. Toropova, A. Yu. Goikhman, Experience in the Development of a Configurable Laboratory UV Projection Photolithography System of Micron Resolution, Journal of Surface Investigation: X-ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 744–755

        9. S. Shevyrtalov, H.Miki, M.Ohtsuka, A.Grunin, I.Lyatun, A.Mashirov, M.Seredina, V.Khovaylo, V.Rodionova, Martensitic transformation in polycrystalline substrate-constrained and freestanding Ni-Mn-Ga films with Ni and Ga excess, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 741, 15 April 2018, Pages 1098-1104 

        10. S.Shevyrtalov, I.Lyatun, A.Grunin, T.Ryba, S.Lyatun, K.Chichay, M.Gorshenkov, V.Rodionova, R.Varga, Martensitic transformation in Cu-doped Ni–Fe-Ga rapidly quenched ribbon, Physica B: Condensed Matter, Volume 583, 15 April 2020, 412048 

        11. A. Grunin, S. Shevyrtalov, K. Chichay, D. Danilov, D., A. Goikhman, Strong uniaxial magnetic anisotropy in Fe3Si thin films, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2022, 563, 170047    

        12. N. Barkovskaya, A. Grunin, E.Clementyev, A. Goikhman, Structural Properties of Fe3Si thin Films at Different Pulsed-Laser-Deposition Modes, Journal of Surface Investigationthis link is disabled, 2020, 14(6), pp. 1260–1263.

Participation in conferences

        1) V. Rodionova, M. Ilyn, L. Fetisov, A. Grunin, A. Goikhman, N. Perov, G. Abrosimova, A. Aronin, A. Torcunov, A. Granovsky, A. Zhukov, “Magnetic properties of Ni-Mn-Ga and Ni-MnIn Heusler alloys thin films and microwires”, International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (Istanbul, Turkey), 2012

        2) Grunin A., Goikhman A., Rodionova V. Formation and investigation of structural and magnetic properties of Ni-Mn-In Heusler alloy thin films//International conference on magnetism 2012, (Busan, Korea), p.59

        3) Grunin A., Goikhman A., Rodionova V. Magnetic and structural properties of Ni-Mn-In Heusler alloys thin films// Joint European Magnetic Symposia 2012 (Parma, Italy)

        4) Grunin A., GoikhmanA., Rodionova V., Structural martensitic transition in polycrystalline Ni-Mn-In Heusler alloy thin films, Moscow International Symposium on Magnetism MISM-2014, Moscow, 2014, p.472

        5) A. Grunin; A. Goikhman; K. Maksimova, The origin of martensitic transition in Heusler alloy Ni-Mn-In thin films, Moscow International Symposium on Magnetism MISM-2017, p.834

        6) A. Grunin, A. Goikhman, K. Maksimova; A. Gloskovskii, The origin of martensitic transition in Heusler alloy Ni-Mn-In thin films, E-MRS Spring Meeting 2017, Q.PT.49

        7) Grunin A., Goikhman A., Maksimova K., Pulsed laser deposition of the polycrystalline NiMn-based Heusler alloys thin films, International Conference On Laser Ablation 2017 Marseille (France) 

        8) Grunin A., Goikhman A., Maksimova K., Magnetic and spin-transfer properties of amorphous and polycrystalline iron silicides thin films, The Joint European Magnetic Symposia 2020 (Lisbon, Portugal), 4298


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