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professor Artem R. Oganov FRSC MAE

Skoltech, MIPT, NPU

Address: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology,
Skolkovo Innovation Center
Moscow 121205, Russia.

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2007 Habilitation in Crystallography, ETH Zurich

2002 PhD in Crystallography, University College London

1997 Diploma in Crystallography, Moscow State University

Selected papers

  1. Tantardini C., Oganov A.R. (2021)
    Thermochemical electronegativities of the elements.
    Nature Communications 12, 2087 (pdf-file)
  2. Semenok D.V., Troyan I.A., Ivanova A.G., Kvashnin A.G., Kruglov I.A., Hanfland M., Sadakov A.V., Sobolevskiy O.A., Pervakov K.S., Lyubutin I.S., Glazyrin K.V., Giordano N., Karimov D.N., Vasiliev A.L., Akashi R., Pudalov V.M., Oganov A.R. (2021)
    Superconductivity at 253 K in lanthanum–yttrium ternary hydrides.
    Materials Today 48, 18-28. (pdf-file)
  3. Li H., Min J., Yang Z., Wang Z., Pan S., Oganov A.R. (2021)
    Prediction of Novel van der Waals Boron Oxides with Superior Deep-Ultraviolet Nonlinear Optical Performance.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 10791–10797 (pdf-file)
  4. Troyan I.A., Semenok D.V., Kvashnin A.G., Sadakov A.V., Sobolevskiy O.A., Pudalov V.M., Ivanova A.G., Prakapenka V.B., Greenberg E., Gavrilyuk A.G., Lyubutin I.S., Struzhkin V.V., Bergara A., Errea I., Bianco R., Calandra M., Mauri F., Monacelli L., Akashi R., Oganov A.R. (2021)
    Anomalous high-temperature superconductivity in YH6.
    Adv. Mater., 2006832 (pdf-file)
  5. Chen W., Semenok D.V., Kvashnin A.G., Huang X., Kruglov I.A., Galasso M., Song H., Duan D., Goncharov A.F., Prakapenka V.B., Oganov A.R., Cui T. (2020)
    Synthesis of Molecular Metallic Barium Superhydride: Pseudocubic BaH12.
    Nature Comm 12, 273.(pdf-file)
  6. Semenok D.V., Zhou D., Kvashnin A.G., Huang X., Galasso M., Kruglov I.A., Ivanova A.G., Gavriliuk A.G., Chen W., Tkachenko N.V., Boldyrev A.I., Troyan I., Oganov A.R., Cui T. (2021)
    Novel Strongly Correlated Europium Superhydrides.
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 12, 32-40. (pdf-file)
  7. Allahyari Z., Oganov A.R. (2020).
    Nonempirical definition of Mendeleev numbers: organizing the chemical space.
    J. Phys. Chem. C124, 23867-23878. (pdf-file)
  8. Broadway D.A., Scholten S.C., Tan C., Dontschuk N., Lillie S.E., Johnson B.C., Zheng G., Wang Z., Oganov A.R., Tian S., Li C., Lei H., Wang L., Hollenberg L.C.L., Tetienne J.-P. (2020).
    Imaging domain reversal in an ultrathin van der Waals ferromagnet.
    Adv. Mater., 2003314. (pdf-file)
  9. Allahyari Z., Oganov A.R. (2020).
    Coevolutionary search for optimal materials in the space of all possible compounds.
    npj Computational Materials volume 6, Article number: 55. (pdf-file)
  10. Rybkovskiy D.V., Kvashnin A.G., Kvashnina Yu.A., Oganov A.R. (2020).
    Structure, stability, and mechanical properties of boron-rich Mo-B phases: a computational study.
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 2393-2401. (pdf-file)
  11. Zhou D., Semenok D.V., Xie H., Huang X., Duan D., Aperis A., Openeer P.M., Galasso M., Kartsev A.I., Kvashnin A.G., Oganov A.R., Cui T. (2020).
    High-pressure synthesis of magnetic neodymium superhydrides.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 2803-2811. (pdf-file)
  12. Semenok D.V., Kvashnin A.G., Ivanova A.G., Svitlyk V., Fominski V.Yu., Sadakov A.V., Sobolevskiy O.A., Pudalov V.M., Troyan I.A., Oganov A.R. (2020).
    Superconductivity at 161 K in thorium hydride ThH10: synthesis and properties.
    Materials Today 33, 36-44. (pdf-file)
  13. Mazhnik E., Oganov A.R. (2019).
    Model of hardness and fracture toughness of solids.
    J. Appl. Phys. 126, 125109. (pdf-file)
  14. Salke N., Davari Esfahani M.M., Zhang Y., Kruglov I.A., Zhou J., Wang Y., Greenberg E., Prakapenka V.B., Liu J., Oganov A.R., Lin J.-F. (2019).
    Synthesis of clathrate cerium superhydride CeH9 below 100 GPa with atomic hydrogen sublattice.
    Nature Comm. 10, 4453 (pdf-file)
  15. Naumova A.S., Lepeshkin S.V., Oganov A.R. (2019).
    Hydrocarbons under pressure: phase diagrams and surprising new compounds in the C-H system.
    J. Phys. Chem. C123, 20497-20501. (pdf-file)
  16. Oganov A.R., Pickard C.J., Zhu Q., Needs R.J. (2019).
    Structure prediction drives materials discovery.
    Nature Rev. Mater. 4, 331-348. (pdf-file)
  17. Lepeshkin S.V., Baturin V.S., Uspenskii Yu.A., Oganov A.R. (2019).
    Method for simultaneous prediction of atomic structure of nanoclusters in a wide area of compositions.
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10, 102-106. (pdf-file)
  18. Kruglov I.A., Kvashnin A.G., Goncharov A.F., Oganov A.R., Lobanov S.S., Holtgrewe N., Jiang S., Prakapenka V.B., Greenberg E., Yanilkin A.V. (2018).
    Uranium polyhydrides at moderate pressures: Prediction, synthesis, and expected superconductivity.
    Sci. Adv., 4, eaat9776. (pdf-file)
  1. Oganov A.R. (2018).
    Crystal structure prediction: reflections on present status and challenges.
    Faraday Discussions 211, 643-660. (pdf-file)
  2. Streltsov S.V., Roizen V.V., Ushakov A.V., Oganov A.R., Khomskii D.I. (2018).
    Old puzzle of incommensurate crystal structure of calaverite AuTe2 and predicted stability of novel AuTe compound.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.115, 9945-9950.(pdf-file)
  3. Semenok D.V., Kvashnin A.G., Kruglov I.A., and Oganov A.R. (2018).
    Actinium Hydrides AcH10, AcH12, and AcH16 as High-Temperature Conventional Superconductors.
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 1920–1926 (pdf-file)
  4. Shtukenberg A.G., Zhu Q., Carter D.J., Vogt L., Hoja, J., Schneider, E., Song H.X., Pokroy B., Polishchuk I., Tkatchenko A., Oganov A.R., Rohl A.L., Tuckerman M.E., Kahr D. (2017).
    Powder diffraction and crystal structure prediction identify four new coumarin polymorphs.
    Chem. Sci., 8, 4926-4940 (pdf-file)
  5. Dong X., Oganov A. R., Goncharov A. F., Stavrou E., Lobanov S., Saleh G., Qian G.R., Zhu Q., Gatti C., Deringer V. L., Dronskowski R., Zhou X.-F., Prakapenka V. B., Konôpková Z., Popov I. A., Boldyrev A. I., Wang H.-T. (2017).
    A stable compound of helium and sodium at high pressure.
    Nature Chemistry, 9, 440–445 (pdf-file)
  6. Mannix A. J., Zhou X.-F., Kiraly B., Wood J. D., Alducin D., Myers B. D., Liu X., Fisher B. L., Santiago U., Guest J. R., Yacaman M. J., Ponce A., Oganov A. R., Hersam M. C. and Guisinger N. P. (2015).
    Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs.
    Science 350, 1513-1516. (pdf-file)
  7. Li Y.L., Wang S.N., Oganov A. R., Gou H., Smith J.S., Strobel T.A. (2015).
    Investigation of exotic stable calcium carbides using theory and experiment.
    Nature Communications 6, 6974. (pdf-file)
  8. Sharma, V., Wang, C., Lorenzini, R. G., Ma, R., Zhu, Q., Sinkovits, D. W., Pilania, G., Oganov, A. R., Kumar, S., Sotzing, G. A., Boggs S.A., Ramprasad R. (2014).
    Rational design of all organic polymer dielectrics.
    Nature Communication 5 , art. 4845. (pdf-file)
  9. Zhang W.W., Oganov A.R., Goncharov A.F., Zhu Q., Boulfelfel S.E., Lyakhov A.O., Stavrou E., Somayazulu M., Prakapenka V.B., Konopkova Z. (2013).
    Unexpected stoichiometries of stable sodium chlorides.
    Science 342, 1502-1505. (pdf-file)
  10. Oganov A.R., Lyakhov A.O., Valle M. (2011).
    How evolutionary crystal structure prediction works - and why.
    Acc. Chem. Res. 44, 227-237 (pdf-file)
  11. Ma Y., Eremets M.I., Oganov A.R., Xie Y., Trojan I., Medvedev S., Lyakhov A.O., Valle M., Prakapenka V. (2009).
    Transparent dense sodium.
    Nature 458, 182-185.
    (Supporting Online Material) (pdf-file)
  12. Oganov A.R., Chen J., Gatti C., Ma Y.-Z., Ma Y.-M., Glass C.W., Liu Z., Yu T., Kurakevych O.O., Solozhenko V.L. (2009).
    Ionic high-pressure form of elemental boron.
    Nature 457, 863-867. (Supporting Online Material) (pdf-file)
  13. Oganov A.R., Glass C.W. (2006).
    Crystal structure prediction using ab initio evolutionary techniques: principles and applications.
    J. Chem. Phys. 124, art. 244704 (pdf-file)
  14. Martonák R., Donadio D., Oganov A.R., Parrinello M. (2006).
    Crystal structure transformations in SiO2 from classical and ab initio metadynamics.
    Nature Materials 5, 623-626 (pdf-file)
  15. Oganov A.R., Martonák R., Laio A., Raiteri P., Parrinello M. (2005).
    Anisotropy of Earth’s D” layer and stacking faults in the MgSiO3 post-perovskite phase.
    Nature 438, 1142-1144 (pdf-file)
  16. Oganov A.R. & Ono S. (2004).
    Theoretical and experimental evidence for a post-perovskite phase of MgSiO3 in Earth's D" layer.
    Nature 430, 445-448. (pdf-file)
  17. Oganov A.R., Brodholt J.P., Price G.D. (2001).
    The elastic constants of MgSiO3 perovskite at pressures and temperatures of the Earth's mantle.
    Nature 411, 934-937. (pdf-file)

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