Headed by Pof. Viktor A. Safonov (e-mail:

The traditional experimental techniques are combined with X-ray diffraction and the techniques based on synchrotron irradiation.

  • We study composition, structure, and the formation mechanism of the protective coatings containing Cr as the principle component and also the iron group metals. The coatings are fabricated by electrodeposition and alternative dry techniques.
  • We also address the techniques of corrosion research based on the analysis of electrochemical noise.




Safonov Victor A., Safonova Olga V., Fishgoit Larisa A., Kristina Kvashnina, Pieter Glatzel, Chemical state of phosphorus in amorphous Ni–Fe–P electroplates, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2015, vol. 275, pp. 239-244.

Fishgoit L.A., Kazakova E.F., Safonov V.A., Dmitrieva N.E., Dunaev S.F., Comparison of corrosion properties of equilibrium and fast-quenched Al-Fe-V alloys in chloride-containing solution, Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 2015, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 257-261.

Safonova Olga V., Vykhodtseva Ludmila N., Polyakov Nikolai A., Swarbrick Janine C., Sikora Marcin, Glatzel Pieter, Safonov Viktor A., Chemical composition and structural transformations of amorphous chromium coatings electrodeposited from Cr(III) electrolytes , Electrochimica Acta, 2010, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 145-153.