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Microstructural Kinetics Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy


High resolution Transmission (Scanning) Electron Microscopy

Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

Focused Ion Beam

Differential Phase Contrast Imaging

Lorentz Microscopy and Electron Holography

In-situ TEM


Epitaxial oxides

Disordered materials


TEM simulations

Micromagnetic simulations

MD simulations


Key publications: 

B. Sarac, Y. P. Ivanov, T. Karazehir, M. Mühlbacher, B. Kaynak, A. L. Greer, A. S. Sarac and J. Eckert. Ultrahigh Hydrogen-Sorbing Palladium Metallic-Glass Nanostructures. Materials Horizons (2019) DOI: 10.1039/c9mh00316a.

Y. P. Ivanov, S. Soltan, J. Albrecht, E. Goering, G. Schütz, Z. Zhang, and A. Chuvilin. The Route To Supercurrent Transparent Ferromagnetic Barriers In Superconducting Matrix. ACS Nano (2019). DOI 10.1021/acsnano.9b00888. 

S.V. Ketov, Yu. P. Ivanov, D. Şopu, D.V. Louzguine-Luzgin, C. Suryanarayana, A.O. Rodin, T. Schöberl, A.L. Greer, J. Eckert. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy investigation of diffusion in metallic glass multilayer films. Materials Today Advances 1, 100004 (2019).

Y. P. Ivanov, J. Leliaert, A. Crespo, M. Pancaldi, C. Tollan, J. Kosel, A. Chuvilin, P. Vavassori. Design of intense nanoscale stray fields and gradients at magnetic nanorod interfaces. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces  11 (4), 4678–4685 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b19873.

F. Wang, A. Inoue, F. Kong, S. Zhu, E. Shalaan, F. Al-Marzouki, W.J. Botta, C.S. Kiminami, Yu.P. Ivanov, A.L. Greer. Formation, stability and ultrahigh strength of novel nanostructured alloys by partial crystallization of high-entropy (Fe0.25Co0.25Ni0.25Cr0.125Mo0.125)86‒89B11‒14 amorphous phase. Acta Materialia (2019)

D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, J. Jiang, A. I. Bazlov, V.S. Zolotorevzky, H. Mao, Yu. P. Ivanov, A.L. Greer. Phase separation process preventing thermal embrittlement of a Zr-Cu-Fe-Al bulk metallic glass. Scripta Materialia 167, 31–36 (2019).

S.V. Ketov, A. Trifonov, Yu. P. Ivanov, A.Yu. Churyumov, A.V. Lubenchenko, A.A. Batrakov, J. Jiang, D.V. Louzguine-Luzgin, J. Eckert, J. Orava, A.L. Greer. (2018) On cryothermal cycling as a method inducing structural changes in metallic glasses. NPG Asia Materials. 10, 137–145 (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41427-018-0019-4.

B. Sarac, Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, T. Schöberl, M. Stoica, Z. L. Zhang, J. Eckert. (2018) Origin of Large Plasticity in Fe-based Bulk Metallic Glasses. Nature Communications 9, 1333 (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03744-5. Highlighted in Nature Collection, Metallurgy, 04 March 2019

K. Elumeeva, M. Kazakova, D. M. Morales, D. Medina, A. Selyutin, G. Golubtsov, Y. Ivanov, V. Kuznetzov, A. Chuvilin, H. Antoni, M. Muhler, W. Schuhmann and J. Masa. (2018) Bifunctional oxygen reduction/oxygen evolution activity of mixed Fe-Сo oxide nanoparticles with variable Fe:Co ratios supported on multi-walled carbon nanotubes.  ChemSusChem. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201702381.

Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, S. Lopatin, H. Mohammed, J. Kosel. (2017) Direct observation of current-induced motion of a 3D vortex domain wall in cylindrical nanowires.  ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 9(20), 16741–16744. DOI:10.1021/acsami.7b03404.

J. Cramer, E.-J. Guo, S. Geprags, A. Kehlberger, Yu. P. Ivanov, K. Ganzhorn, F. D. Coletta, M. Althammer, H. Huebl, R. Gross, J. Kosel, M. Klaui, and S. T. B. Goennenwein. (2017) Magnon mode selective spin transport in compensated ferrimagnets.  NanoLetters 17(6), 3334–3340. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04522.

Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, S. Lopatin, J. Kosel. (2016) Modulated magnetic nanowires for controlling domain wall motion: towards 3D magnetic memories.  ACS Nano, 10, 5326-5332. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b01337. Highlighted in Advances in Engineering

Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Alfadhel, M. Alnassar, J. Perez, M. Vázquez, A. Chuvilin, J. Kosel. (2016) Tunable magnetic nanowires for biomedical and harsh environment applications. Scientific Reports 6, 24189. DOI: 10.1038/srep24189.

Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, L.G. Vivas, J. Kosel, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko and M. Vázquez. (2016) Single crystalline cylindrical nanowires – toward dense 3D arrays of magnetic vortices.  Scientific Reports 6, 23844. DOI: 10.1038/srep23844.

M. Alnassar, Yu. P. Ivanov, J. Kosel. Flexible Magnetoelectric Nanocomposites with Tunable Properties. (2016) Advanced Electronic Materials, 2, 1600081. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201600081 (back cover image).

S. Lopatin, Yu. P. Ivanov, J. Kosel, A. Chuvilin. (2016) Multiscale differential phase contrast analysis with unitary detector.  Ultramicroscopy 162, 74–81. DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2015.12.008.

Yu. P. Ivanov, D. G. Trabada, A. Chuvilin, J. Kosel, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko and M. Vázquez. (2014) Crystallographically driven magnetic behaviour of arrays of monocrystalline Co nanowires.  Nanotechnology 25, 475702. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/47/475702.

L.G. Vivas, Y.P. Ivanov, D.G. Trabada, M.P. Proenca, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko, M. Vázquez. (2013). Magnetic properties of Co nanopillar arrays prepared from alumina templates.  Nanotechnology 24, 105703. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/10/105703 (featured article, front cover).

Yu. P. Ivanov, M. Vázquez and O. Chubykalo-Fesenko. (2013) Magnetic reversal modes in cylindrical nanowires. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 485001. DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/46/48/485001.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Yurii P. Ivanov

Contact Details

Email address: 
+44(0) 1223 767066
Not available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
mechanical properties of metallic glasses and their structural evolution induced by mechanical and thermal processes
functional coatings
thin films