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Journal of superhard materials

V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials


       It took powerful natural cataclysms, colossal tectonic processes, gigantic pressures, and temperatures for diamonds to appear in the bowels of the Earth. People had got to know these rare, amazingly beautiful stones having unsurpassed properties, and afterwards, they had no repose from efforts to resemble Nature and recreate these gems by means of their own hands.

    As the years passed, people learned to synthesize synthetic diamonds in quantities that satisfied the jeweler"s needs and the requirements of industrial development. But, the unceasing technical progress demanded other, perhaps not so beautiful, but valuable materials nevertheless. So, thanks to meticulous scientific study and in-depth laboratory research, a fairly wide range of materials, united by the common name "superhard", has appeared: cubic boron nitride, high-density technical ceramics, superconducting ceramics, hard alloys, etc. Our institute, V. Bakul Institute for Superhard Materials of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, is honored to be involved in this man-made process. Because we have always been among the intellectual vanguard of world materials science, and today we remain one of the best European research centers, putting our minds and our hearts on the altar of Superhard Materials Science.


Nowadays the activity of our institute related to the profound researches carried out in physics and chemistry of ultra-high pressures and temperatures and the contact interaction mechanics. We aim to create the ultra-hard materials and a new generation of carbide tools, as well as to search the new opportunities for them to be applicable in mechanical engineering, building, mining, electronics, optics, medicine, etc.


Scientific directions

         Studies of the high pressure effect on materials, the use of high pressures in production processes

       Research of physical and chemical processes of producing monocrystalline, dispersed, polycrystalline, and film superhard materials (SHM) under the wide pressure and temperature ranges; development of new technologies for production of ceramic and composite materials and products from them

        Development of fundamental principles of the elaboration of new technologies for machining metals and nonmetals with SHM tools as well as methods and technologies for SHM applications in industry


We would like to invite scientists, manufacturers, investors, traders for a long and mutual relationship, meaningful and profitable collaboration in the scientific and production sector of the Ukrainian economy. We would be generously grateful for your interests expressed, and for any scientific and commercial propositions.

Sincerely yours, Prof. V.Z. Turkevych, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Director of the Institute


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