Valentin Semenov

Vice-Head of the Department, Prof., Dr. Sci. (Phys.-math.)

Mail address: 198504, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Peterhof, Universitetsky pr, 26, Institute of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry
Laboratory №:
Phone: 428-67-77
ResearcherID: J-6056-2013
AuthorID: 7401644446
SPIN-код: 50646352
ORCID: 0000-0002-1530-7289

Scientific-and-educational group:
methods of atomic spectral analysis and Mossbauer spectroscopy

Area of research:
Mossbauer spectroscopy, X-Ray fluorescence analysis

Scientific achievements:
Fundamental developments in the study of the interaction of Mossbauer radiation with matter, the development of theoretical concepts and computational algorithms that describe the structure and properties of micro- and nanoparticles, model calculations form of experimental Mössbauer spectra for a wide range of objects, including those where the observed relaxation processes.

Main results of applied work:
First proposed and put into practice an approach based on the use of X-ray and gamma optics for selective depth analysis of ultra-thin layers. This approach is widely used when using synchrotron radiation. The Institute for Analytical Instrumentation RAS established working model spectrometer for multifunctional diagnosis surfaces and multilayer structures. Work is underway on the use of Mössbauer spectroscopy in biomedical research. The first results on the distribution of magnetic nanoparticles in laboratory animal organs.

Educational job:

  • Teaching courses:
    “Modern Spectral research methods” (master’s program “Chemistry”, 1 year)
    “Nuclear-Physical analysis techniques” (master’s program “Chemistry”, 2 year)
    “Nuclear Gamma resonance spectroscopy” (master’s program “Chemistry”, 2 year)
    “Modern Physical methods of analysis of substances” (bachelor’s program “ChPhMM”, 2 year)
  • Published books (chapters in books), manuals, workbooks:
    Semenov V.G., Panchuk V.V., Seljutin A.A. Nuclear gamma resonance spectroscopy in chemical analysis / Educational handbook, “Publisher VVM”, St. Petersburg, 2014, p. 72, ISBN: 978-5-9651-0854-1
    Semenov V.G., Panchuk V.V., Sviridova N.V. X-ray analysis methods / teaching manual, “Publisher VVM”, St. Petersburg, 2014, p. 72, ISBN: 978-5-9651-0854-1
    Chapters in the book “Analytical Chemistry” V.1, and V.3., “Academia” Publishing Center. 2008 – 2010
  • Scientific supervision and co-supervision of 3 PhD, 6 specialists and 3 masters


  1. Debus, B., Kirsanov, D.O., Panchuk, V.V., Semenov, V.G., Legin, A. Three-point multivariate calibration models by correlation constrained MCR-ALS: A feasibility study for quantitative analysis of complex mixtures (2017) Talanta, 163, pp. 39-47
  2. Gusev, B.A., Semenov, V.G., Panchuk, V.V. Numerical simulation of high-gradient magnetic filtration (2016) Technical Physics, 61 (9), pp. 1292-1298
  3. Popkov, V.I., Almjasheva, O.V., Panchuk, V.V., Semenov, V.G., Gusarov, V.V. The role of pre-nucleus states in formation of nanocrystalline yttrium orthoferrite (2016) Doklady Chemistry, 471 (2), pp. 356-359
  4. Bondarevskii, S.I., Eremin, V.V., Panchuk, V.V., Semenov, V.G., Osmolovsky, M.G. Mössbauer study of the iron atom state in modified chromium dioxide (2016) Physics of the Solid State, 58 (1), pp. 76-80
  5. Zemtsova, E.G., Arbenin, A.Y., Valiev, R.Z., Orekhov, E.V., Semenov, V.G., Smirnov, V.M. Two-level micro-to-nanoscale hierarchical TiO2 nanolayers on titanium surface (2016) Materials, 9 (12), art. no. 1010
  6. Kirsanov, D., Panchuk, V., Goydenko, A., Khaydukova, M., Semenov, V., Legin, A. Improving precision of X-ray fluorescence analysis of lanthanide mixtures using partial least squares regression (2015) Spectrochimica Acta – Part B Atomic Spectroscopy, 113, art. no. 4973, pp. 126-131
  7. Zemtsova, E.G., Ponomareva, A.N., Morozov, P.E., Panchuk, V.V., Semenov, V.G., Smirnov, V.M. Special features of magnetite nanoparticles stabilization with SiO<inf>2</inf> nanolayer (2015) Russian Journal of General Chemistry, 85 (8), p. 1973
  8. Kirsanov, D., Panchuk, V., Agafonova-Moroz, M., Khaydukova, M., Lumpov, A., Semenov, V., Legin, A. A sample-effective calibration design for multiple components (2014) Analyst, 139 (17), pp. 4303-4309
  9. Piir, I.V., Koroleva, M.S., Ryabkov, Y.I., Korolev, D.A., Chezhina, N.V., Semenov, V.G., Panchuk, V.V. Bismuth iron titanate pyrochlores: Thermostability, structure and properties (2013) Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 204, pp. 245-250
  10. Yurkov, G.Y., Devlin, E., Panchuk, V.V., Semenov, V.G., Matveev, V.V., Pleshakov, I.V. Study of the composite based on iron-containing nanoparticles dispersed in the polyethylene matrix (2013) Physics of the Solid State, 55 (9), pp. 1946-1949
  11. Shilova, A., Chislova, I., Panchuk, V., Semenov, V., Zvereva, I. Evolution of iron electronic state in the solid solutions Gd2-xSr1+xFe2O7-δ (2013) Solid State Phenomena, 194, pp. 116-119
  12. Lomanova, N.A., Semenov, V.G., Panchuk, V.V., Gusarov, V.V. Structural changes in the homologous series of the Aurivillius phases Bi n+1Fe n-3Ti 3O 3n+3 (2012) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 528, pp. 103-108
  13. Semenov, V.G., Zemtsova, E.G., Morozov, P.E., Panchuk, V.V., Smirnov, V.M. Investigating iron-oxygen nanostructures on silicon (2012) Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics, 76 (2), pp. 186-188

Scholarships and grants:
RFBR 13-08-00623-a (2013-2015)

Public and organizing activity:
Editor of the Mossbauer Effect Reference and Data Journal
Member of the International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME)

Academic and professional awards:
Diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation