Welcome to the page of resource center "Physical methods of surface investigation" (Saint Petersburg University Research park)!

The purpose of the Resource center (RC PMSI) is to carry out research work in an ultrahigh vacuum, dedicated to the study of surface nanostructures and composite materials, to the analysis of the local atomic structure, morphology, and the features of the electronic energy and spin structure. The main experimental methods implemented in the RC are: Auger electron spectroscopy, X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, as well as superhigh-vacuum tunneling and atomic force microscopy.

On this site you will find complete information about our equipment, methods of surface investigation and the results of the users of the RC.


With the participation of the RC PMSI in collaboration with the employee of the center A.V. Koroleva article "Prediction and observation of an antiferromagnetic topological insulator" was published in "Nature".


The state registration certificate of a computer program was issued "Program for controlling the operating mode of a vacuum ultraviolet radiation source" (VUV-Valve).


A FIIP (Federal Institute of Industrial Property, Russia) patent for the invention "The method for producing graphene at low temperatures" was issued.

Manipulation Core research areas Objects of interest

Control of electronic properties

Control of geometric structure

Control of processes

Photoactive materials

Thermoelectric materials



Nanoelectronics and spintronics

Graphene and topological insulators

Magnetism of nanostructures

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