Mykola Slobodyanik

Mykola Slobodyanik

Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department

Research Fellow
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Assistant Professor
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Senior Lecturer
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Associate Professor
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Head of Inorganic Chemistry Department, Faculty of Chemistry Head of Laboratory
Taras Shevchenko national University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)


Solid State Chemistry

Research Fields:

Previous and Current Research

The research topics of the research group cover a wide range from fundamental topics like oxides interaction within the molten salts media and crystallization peculiarities of functional oxide materials. The main focus is devoted to correlation between composition and structure of different complex oxide materials with physico-chemical properties including non-linear optic response, luminescence intensity, bioactivity, catalytic performance (Figure 1). He published more than 450 original papers and review articles, 10 patents and 21 school books . He has been a superviser of postgraduate research for Chemistry theses for 4 Doctors of Sciences and 18 Candidates of Sciences (Ph D).

Figure 1. An illustration of modular materials design as a research platform. [K.T. Butler, J.M. Frost, J.M. Skelton, K.L. Svane, A. Walsh, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance article, - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Current research interests are focused on

  •  Synthesis and functionalization of oxide materials with non-linear optic response, high luminescence intensity (in close collaboration with physicians), bioactivity and high catalytic performance.
  •  Development and application of solid state matter: single crystals, ceramics, nanopowders and composites;
  •  Crystallization peculiarities of complex oxides,
  •  Crystal structure and reactivity of solids.

Methodological and Technical Expertise

Synthesis and characterization of complex oxide materials

Selected Publications

Paria Sena R., Babaryk A.A., Khainakov S., Garcia-Granda S., Slobodyanik N.S., Van Tendeloo G., Abakumov A.M., Hadermann J.
A pseudo-tetragonal tungsten bronze superstructure: A combined solution of the crystal structure of K6.4(Nb,Ta)36.3O94 with advanced transmission electron microscopy and neutron diffraction
Dalton Transactions, 2016, V. 45, P. 973-979.

Terebilenko K.V., Bychkov K.L., Baumer V.N., Slobodyanik N.S., Pavliuk M.V., Thapper A., Tokmenko I.I., Nasieka I.M., Strelchuk V.V.
Structural transformation of Bi1-x/3V1-xMoxO4 solid solutions for light-driven water oxidation
Dalton Transactions, 2016, V. 45, P. 3895-3904.

Zatovsky I.V., Slobodyanik N.S., Ivanenko V.I., Oseledchik Yu.S., Letsenko V.Yu., Ushchapivska, T.I.
Incorporation of hafnium (IV) into KTP framework from phosphate-fluoride fluxes
Crystal Research and Technology, 2016, V. 51, P. 178-182.

Livitska O., Strutynska N., Zatovsky I., Nikolenko I., Slobodyanik N., Prylutskyy Y., Epple M., Prymak O., Byeda, A.
Copper(II), zinc(II) and copper(II)/zinc(II)-containing carbonate-substituted hydroxyapatite: Synthesis, characterization and thermal behaviour
Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, 2016, V. 47, P. 85-91

Hizhnyi Y., Chornii V., Nedilko S., Slobodyanik M., Terebilenko K., Boyko V., Gomenyuk O., Sheludko V.
Luminescence spectroscopy of Ln-doped Bi-containing phosphates and molybdates
Radiation Measurements, 2016, V. 90, P. 314-318.

Livitska O., Strutynska N., Zatovsky I., Slobodyanik N., Odinets, E.
Nitrate (chloride) melts as media for crystal growth of complex phosphates of alkali and trivalent metals
Journal of Crystal Growth, 2016, V. 434, P. 30-35.

Babaryk A.A., Odynets I.V., Khainakov S., Garcia-Granda S., Slobodyanik N.S.
Structure-driven mixed-site borate-phosphate K5Ta8BP4O34: Synthesis, structural, spectroscopic and theoretical study
CrystEngComm, 2012, V.14, P. 5071-5077.

Hizhnyi Y., Nedilko S., Chornii V., Terebilenko K., Slobodyanik N., Aigouy L.
Synthesis, characterization and testing of Cr(III)-doped aluminum oxide/molybdate nanocomposites as luminescent probes for scanning thermal microscopy
Physica Status Solidi (C), 2015, V. 12, P. 1306-1312.

Bychkov K.L., Terebilenko K.V., Linnik R.P., Slobodyanik N.S.
Effect of isovalent substitution on the formation and luminescence properties of solid solutions BiPxV1-xO4 doped with Europium (III)
Solid State Phenomena, 2015, V. 230, P. 62-66.

Strutynska N., Slobodyanik N., Malyshenko A. , Zatovsky I., Vorona I., Prylutskyy Y., Prymak O., Baran N., Ishchenko S., Nosenko V.
Synthesis, characterization and EPR investigation of γ-induced defects of nanoparticles of (MI, co3)-containing apatites (MI – Na, K)
Solid State Phenomena, 2015, V. 230, P. 133-139.

Hizhnyi Yu.A., Nedilko S.G., Chornii V.P., Slobodyanik M.S., Zatovsky I.V., Terebilenko K.V.
Electronic structures and origin of intrinsic luminescence in Bi-containing oxide crystals BiPO4, K3Bi5(PO4)6, K2Bi(PO4)(MoO4), K2Bi(PO4)(WO4) and K5Bi(MoO4)4
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2014, V. 614, P. 420-435.

Terebilenko K.V. , Slobodyanik N.S., Ogorodnyk I.V., Baumer V.N.
Crystallization of MIGe2(PO4)3 (MI - Na, K, Ag) from molten phosphate media
Crystal Research and Technology, 2014, V. 49, P. 227-231.

Hizhnyi Y.A., Nedilko S.G., Chornii V.P., Nikolaenko T.M., Slobodyanik N.S., Sheludko V.I.
Structure of the fluorine states in cadmium molybdate host studied by the electronic band structure calculations of CdMoO4, CdMoO4:F and CdMoO3F2 crystals
Computational Materials Science, 2014, V. 87, P. 12-18.

Babaryk A.A., Odynets I.V., Khainakov S., Slobodyanik N.S., Garcia-Granda S.
K2Ta4O11 ("kalitantite"): A wide band gap semiconductor synthesized in molybdate flux medium
CrystEngComm, 2013, V. 15, P. 5539-5544.

Slobodyanik N.S., Terebilenko K.V., Ogorodnyk I.V., Zatovsky I.V., Seredyuk M., Baumer V.N., Gütlich P.
K2MIII2(MVIO4)(PO4)2 (MIII = Fe, Sc; MVI = Mo, W), novel members of the lagbeinite-related family: Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties
Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, V.51, P. 1380-1385.

Titov Y.A., Slobodyanik N.S., Polubinskii V.V.
Mechanisms for the formation of laminar titanates AIIn-4La4Tin-1O3nfrom co-precipitated component systems
Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry, 2012, V. 48, P. 189-193.

Strutynska, N.Y., Zatovsky, I.V., Baumer, V.N., Slobodyanik, N.S.
Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, 2009, V.65, P. i58.

Ogorodnyk I.V., Zatovsky I.V., Baumer V.N., Slobodyanik N.S., Shishkin P.V.
Synthesis and crystal structure of langbeinite related mixed-metal phosphates K1.822Nd0.822Zr1.178(PO4)3 and K2LuZr(PO4)3
Crystal Research and Technology, 2007, V. 42, P. 1076-1081.

Babaryk A.A., Zatovsky, I.V., Baumer V.N., Slobodyanik N.S., Nagorny P.G., Shishkin O.V.
Novel KTP-like complex phosphates KMII0.33Nb0.67PO5 (MII-Mn, Co)
Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2007, V. 180, P. 1990-1997

Zatovsky I.V., Terebilenko K.V., Slobodyanik N.S., Baumer V.N., Shishkin O.V.
Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of K2Bi(PO4)(MoO4)
Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2006, V. 179, P. 3550-3555.