• 08/09/2020: We congratulate our colleague Julia Lyagaeva on receiving the prestigious award “For Women in Science”, which has been implemented in Russia since 2007 with the participation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO in Moscow and is part of the international project L’OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science. Under the terms of the competition, applicants for a national scholarship can be women scientists, candidates and doctors of science under the age of 35 (inclusive) who work in Russian scientific institutes and universities in the following disciplines: physics, chemistry, medicine and biology. The selection criteria are the candidate’s scientific success, the significance and practical use of her scientific research, as well as the desire to continue her scientific career in Russia. Over the 13 years of the program’s existence in Russia, 125 young women researchers have been awarded the L’OREAL-UNESCO prize for important scientific achievements. We are sincerely happy for Julia and wish her further scientific and creative successes!
  • 17/08/2020: The group of A.N. Volkov prepared a new article “Electrochemical sensors based on proton-conducting electrolytes for determination of concentration and diffusion coefficient of CO2 in inert gases”, which will be published in the journal Chemical Engineering ScienceTo analyze CO2 in gas mixtures, a sensor based on a proton-conducting electrolyte of the LaYO3 family was used. Such an electrolyte can transport protons from a humidified atmosphere to an atmosphere containing CO2, then reducing carbon dioxide. Under stationary conditions, the limiting current is formed, which forms the basis of temperature or concentration calibration dependences for subsequent analysis. This work expands the area of possible application of electrochemical devices based on proton-conducting electrolytes. The article can be found at the following link:

  • 28/07/2020: At the state level, a system of financial, social and professional support measures has been established for young scientists carrying out promising research in the areas of scientific and technological development and modernization of the Russian economy. Some of them were discussed at the recent meeting of Minister Valery Falkov with young scientists. Full version of the article.
  • 14/07/2020: Scientists from the Ural Federal University and the Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have created a combined electrochemical amperometric-potentiometric oxygen sensor, which differs from existing sensors by an unusual design solution and increased reliability. Read more. 
  • 29/06/2020: Updated impact factors of scientific journals for 2020-2021 have been published.

General list of journals (Q1-Q4)

List of journals Q1, List of journals Q2, List of journals Q3, List of journals Q4;

Journals in the field of chemistry, electrochemistry and material science: Q1Q2Q3Q4. 

  • 25/06/2020: In the journal Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry special issue was published, prepared with the participation of D. Medvedev and S. Ricote (USA) as guest editors. Information about this special issue and articles can be found here:
  • 23/06/2020: The new article “Revealing the effect of the cell voltage and external conditions on the characteristics of protonic ceramic fuel cells” was published  with the participation of the head of our laboratory A.K. Demin in the Journal of Materials Chemistry Aone of top-rated chemical journals. It offers a mathematical description of the processes occurring in SOFC-H +, in order to optimize the operation of such devices. The article can be found at the following link:
  • 19/06/2020: Laboratory authors team consisting of A.P. Tarutin, M.Yu. Gorshkov, I.N. Bainov, G.K. Vdovin, Yu.G. Lyagaev and D.A. Medvedev prepared the work “Barium-doped nickelates Nd2–xBaxNiO4+δ as promising electrode materials for protonic ceramic electrochemical cells”, accepted for publication in the journal Ceramic International. The article is devoted to the search for optimal electrode materials based on Ba-doped Nd2NiO4+δ, possessing chemical compatibility and high electrochemical activity in systems with barium-containing proton-conducting electrolytes. Additional information on the work can be found at the following link, as well as here RG and here Tw.

  • 28/05/2020: In the journal Russian Chemical Reviews, which is the English version of Uspekhi khimii, a review “Ba(Ce,Zr)O3-based electrodes for protonic ceramic electrochemical cells: towards highly compatible functionality and triple-conducting behavior”, of authors A.V. Kasyanova, L.R. Tarutina, A.O. Rudenko, J.G. Lyagaeva, D.A. Medvedev was published, see at this link. Despite the fact that the official publication of this article took place yesterday, the work gathered a large preview performance (more than 440 times on Researchgate and more than 3000 times in Twitter). A fragment of this work (the first six pages) is also available at this link.
  • 22/05/2020: The last stage of the formation of the special issue “Electrochemistry of proton-conducting ceramic materials and cells” of the journal Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry has begun. It is led by a guest editors D.A. Medvedev along with S. Ricote, his American colleague. See here: As part of this special issue, 8 articles will be published on the study of proton-conducting materials, including the following:
  1. Antonova et al., Electrode performance of La2NiO4+δ cathodes in contact with La0.9Sr0.1ScO3−δ proton-conducting oxide,
  2. Tarutin et al., Doped (Nd,Ba)FeO3 oxides as potential electrodes for symmetrically designed protonic ceramic electrochemical cells,
  3. Satapathy et al., Structural and proton conductivity study of BaZr1−xRExO3−δ (RE = Dy, Sm) ceramics for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte,
  4. Shlyakhtina et al., Gas-tight proton-conducting Nd2−xCaxZr2O7−δ (x = 0, 0.05) ceramics,
  5. Zhang et al., Modeling investigation of Sm0.5Sr0.5CoO3−δ–Ce0.8Sm0.2O2−δ cathode for proton-conducting ceramic fuel cell,
  6. Tarasova et al., Electrical properties of new protonic conductors Ba1+хLa1–хInO4–0.5х with Ruddlesden-Popper structure,
  7. Filonova et al., Assessment of prospective cathodes based on (1−x)Ca3Co4O9+δ−xBaCe0.5Zr0.3Y0.1Yb0.1O3−δ composites for protonic ceramic electrochemical cells,
  8. Ueno et al., Reexamination of the phase diagram of the BaO-ZrO2-Y2O3 system: Investigation of the presence of separate region in Y-doped BaZrO3 solid solution and Zr-substituted Ba3Y4O9,

Guest editors are grateful to all the authors and reviewers who have made an invaluable contribution to the formation of this special issue!

  • 21/05/2020: The team of authors of the laboratory (A.S. Kalyakin, A.N. Volkov, M.Yu. Gorshkov) prepared the work “An electrochemical sensor based on zirconia and calcium zirconate electrolytes for the inert gas humidity analysis”, which was accepted for publication in Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. The work is devoted to the certification of a sensor consisting of two zirconium-containing electrolytes (oxygen based on ZrO2 and proton-conducting based on CaZrO3), which makes it possible to analyze the moisture content in various inert atmospheres at elevated temperatures. The work can be found at the following link 1016/j.jtice.2020.02.009.

  • 13/04/2020: The Enago offers free unlimited access to two modules (out of sixteen) of the Enago Learn educational platform for writing scientific articles in English and the stages of publication in international journals to make the self-isolation period as productive as possible for scientists, teachers, students and graduate students. To access the course modules, follow the instruction: Step 1. Open the link in a browser. Step 2. Click on “Enroll now” and register with your email and password to log in. Step 3. Click on “Have a coupon?” (“There is a coupon”). Step 4. Enter the enagolearn100 coupon and click on “Enroll now”. Step 5. Study the materials at your own pace; the coupon has no expiration date. After passing the modules and passing the tests, you will receive certificates. We wish you success in learning new information, take care of yourself and your loved ones.
  • 04/04/2020: A.P. Tarutin, N.A. Danilov, Yu.G. Lyagaeva and D.A. Medvedev have prepared a new article “One-step fabrication of protonic ceramic fuel cells using a convenient tape calendering method”, which was published in the journal Applied Sciences. This work is devoted to studying the possibility of obtaining unit cells of fuel cells using a single temperature stage. The success of this production was achieved due to two factors: the choice of a convenient method of forming cells (joint rolling of films) and the selection of suitable functional materials. You can get acquainted with the work on the following link: (RGTw).

  • 02/04/2020: Laboratory staff (E.V. Gorbova, A.N. Volkov and A.K. Demin), in collaboration with Greek colleagues (A. Brozgou and P. Tsiakaras) wrote the chapter “Sensors based on Solid Oxide Electrolytes”, which was included in the monograph “Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices. Advances, Smart Materials and Future Energy Applications”. More information about this book can be found here and here.

  • 24/03/2020: As you know, at the beginning of this year, the RAS institutes received orders on the implementation of budget plans, which is assessed by achieving a total comprehensive score. For IHTE UB RAS it is equal to about 416 points. To date, members of the laboratory have published works with a total “cost” of about 110 points, which is 26% of the overall plan of the institute.
  • 23/03/2020: New article “BaCe7–xZr0.2Y0.1FexO3–δ derived from proton-conducting electrolytes: a way of designing chemically compatible cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells”, prepared by L.R. Tarutina, G.K. Vdovin, Yu.G. Lyagaeva and D.A. Medvedev, accepted for publication in Journal of Alloys and Compounds. The work is devoted to the search for new oxides obtained by iron modification of one of the most promising proton electrolytes (BaCe0.7Zr0.2Y0.1O3 – δ), in order to obtain chemically compatible electrodes whose qualitative composition almost completely coincides with the composition of the electrolyte. The work can be found at the following link: (RGTw).

  • 19/03/2020: A.S. Kalyakin, E.V. Gorbova, A.N. Volkov and A.K. Demin prepared the article “Combined amperometric-potentiometric oxygen sensor”, which was published in the journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. The work is devoted to the certification of an oxygen sensor, consisting of two functional cells which operates in potentiometric and amperometric modes. Such a sensor allows oxygen to be detected over a wide range of its concentration (0.8–88.0 vol.%). You can read more about this here:

  • 11/03/2020: The laboratory staff (A.M. Mineev and D.A. Medvedev), in collaboration with the colleagues of the SOFC laboratory (L.P. Putilov, A.S. Farlenkov and V.I. Tsidilkovsky) prepared an article “Hydration of acceptor-doped BaSnO3: implications of the bound states of ionic defects”, accepted for publication in the journal Acta Materialia. The article presents theoretical and experimental results regarding the hydration feature of relatively new proton electrolytes based on BaSnO3. It has been shown for the first time that these materials are able to hydrate to a theoretical level even at high concentrations of acceptor impurities (3–37 at.%), which allows them to be considered unique representatives of proton conductors. The article can be found at the following link: (RGTw).

  • 04/03/2020: We invite you to take part in the XVIII Russian Conference “Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Molten and Solid Electrolytes” (with international participation), which will be held September 21-25, 2020 in Nalchik, pos. Elbrus, the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. Registration and submission of abstracts is until July, 2020.
  • 11/02/2020: The laboratory staff (L.R. Tarutina, Yu.G. Lyagaev, A.I. Vylkov, G.K. Vdovin, D.A. Medvedev and A.K. Demin) prepared the work “Doped (Nd,Ba)FeO3 oxides as potential electrodes for symmetrically-designed protonic ceramic electrochemical cells”, which is accepted for publication in Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. The article is devoted to the creation of electrochemical cells with proton electrolytes having a quasisymmetric configuration. This work corresponds to a relatively new direction in the development of SOFC and SOE, in which it is possible to reduce the number of used (functional) materials and, accordingly, the number of technological modes. The full text of the work is available at the following link: (RGTw).

  • 07/02/2020: Dear colleagues, the Ministry of Education and Science approved the The method of calculating the impact of publication quality indicator for 2020.
  • 28/01/2020: The journal Electrochimica Acta  accepted the work of laboratory team (A.P. Tarutin, G.K. Vdovin and D.A. Medvedev) together with a colleague from Portugal А.А. Yaremchenko (CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials). The work was prepared as part of a special issue “Distribution of Relaxation Time Analysis for Solid State Electrochemistry” and is devoted to the formation of high-performance nickel electrodes due to the anion doping strategy with the aim of their application in electrochemical cells based on proton-conducting electrolytes. Accepted article is available at the following link: 1016/j.electacta.2020.135808 (RGTw).

  • 10/01/2020: A patent for the invention has been published on the formation of new fluorinated doped oxides with the Rudlsden-Popper structure for their use as electrodes for electrochemical cells based on proton-conducting electrolytes
  • 09/01/2020: Laboratory employee D.A. Medvedev, was once again invited as guest editor of Crystals MDPI Journal. Special issue is devoted to the determination of grain boundary resistance for polycrystalline oxide materials. Information can also be found on the social networks: RG, Tw.