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Andrey Chuvilin



Electron Microscopy Laboratory

Staff Scientist

Ikerbasque Research Professor



1998 PhD (Candidate of Physics and Mathematics), Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia
1999 Researcher of the Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
2000 Senior researcher of the Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia
2003 Researcher in the University of Jena, Germany
2004 Researcher in TU Ilmenau, Germany
2005 Researcher in the University of Ulm, Germany

Research interests:
TEM study of semiconductors, carbon nanomaterials and catalysts,CBED, low voltage HRTEM

Last publications:


  1. A. S. Kumskov, V. G. Zhigalina,A. L. Chuvilin, N. I. Verbitskiy, A. G. Ryabenko, D. D. Zaytsev, A. A. Eliseev, and N. A. Kiselev,The structure of 1D and 3D CuI nanocrystals grown within 1.5-2.5 nm single wall carbon nanotubes obtained by catalyzed chemical vapor deposition,Carbon50, 4696–4704 (2012)
  2. J. C. Meyer, F. Eder, S. Kurasch, V. Skakalova, J. Kotakoski, H. J. Park, S. Roth, A. Chuvilin, S. Eyhusen, G. Benner, A. V. Krasheninnikov, and U. Kaiser,Accurate Measurement of Electron Beam Induced Displacement Cross Sections for Single-Layer Graphene,PRL108, 196102 (2012)
  3. T. W. Chamberlain, J. Biskupek, G. A. Rance, A. Chuvilin, T. J. Alexander, E. Bichoutskaia, U. Kaiser, and A. N. Khlobystov,Size, Structure, and Helical Twist of Graphene Nanoribbons Controlled by Confinement in Carbon Nanotubes,Acs Nano6, 3943 (2012)
  4. E. Nikulina, O. Idigoras, P. Vavassori,A. Chuvilin, A. Berger,Magneto-optical magnetometry of individual 30 nm cobalt nanowires grown by electron beam induced deposition,APL100, 142401 (2012)
  5. R. Krutokhvostov, A. A. Govyadinov, J. M. Stiegler, F. Huth,A. Chuvilin, P. Scott Carney, and R. Hillenbrand,Enhanced resolution in subsurface near-field optical microscopy,Optics Express20, 593 (2012)


  1. D. Melnikau, D. Savateeva,A. Chuvilin, R. Hillenbrand, and Y. P. Rakovich,Whispering gallery mode resonators with J-aggregates, Optics Express19, 22280-22291 (2011)
  2. A. Chuvilin, E. Bichoutskaia, M. C. Gimenez-Lopez, T. W. Chamberlain, G. A. Rance, N. Kuganathan, J. Biskupek, U. Kaiser, and A. N. Khlobystov,Self-assembly of a sulphur-terminated graphene nanoribbon within a single-walled carbon nanotube,Nature Mater.10, 687–692 (2011)
  3. M. Schnell, P. Alonso-Gonzalez, L. Arzubiaga, F. Casanova, L. E. Hueso,A. Chuvilin, and R. Hillenbrand,Nanofocusing of mid-infrared energy with tapered transmission lines, Nature Photon.5283–287 (2011)
  4. A. Ethirajan, A. Musyanovych,A. Chuvilin, K. Landfester,Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles as Templates for Biomimetic Mineralization of Calcium Phosphate,Macromol. Chem. Phys.212, 915-925 (2011)
  5. J. C. Meyer, S. Kurasch, H. J. Park, V. Skakalova, D. Künzel, A. Groß,A. Chuvilin, G. Algara-Siller, S. Roth, T. Iwasaki, U. Starke, J. H. Smet and U. Kaiser,Experimental analysis of charge redistribution due to chemical bonding by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, Nature Mater.10, 209-215 (2011)
  6. M. del Carmen Gimenez-Lopez,A. Chuvilin, U. Kaiser and A. N. Khlobystov,Functionalised endohedral fullerenes in single-walled carbon nanotubes,Chem. Comm.47, 2116–2118 (2011)


  1. Gomez-Navarro C.; Meyer J.C.; Sundaram R. S.;Chuvilin A.;Kurasch S.; Burghard M.; Kern K.; Kaiser U., Atomic Structure of Reduced Graphene Oxide. Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 1144–1148.
  2. Chuvilin A.; Khlobystov A. N.; Obergfell D.; Haluska M.; Yang S.; Roth S.; Kaiser U., Observations of Chemical Reactions at the Atomic Scale : Dynamics of Metal-Mediated Fullerene Coalescence and Nanotube Rupture. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 193–196.
  3. J. Leschner; J. Biskupek;A. Chuvilin; U. Kaiser, Accessing the local three-dimensional structure of carbon materials sensitive to an electron beam. Carbon 2010, 48, 4042–4048.
  4. Andrey Chuvilin; Ute Kaiser; Elena Bichoutskaia; Nicholas A. Besley and Andrei N. Khlobystov, Direct transformation of graphene to fullerene. Nature Chemistry 2010,DOI: 10.1038/NCHEM.644.
  5. V. M. Mukhortov; Yu. I. Golovko; A. A. Mamatov; O. M. Zhigalina; A. N. Kuskova andA. L. Chuvilin, Effect of Internal Strain Fields on the Controllability of Nanodimensional Ferroelectric Films in a Plane Capacitor. Technical Physics 2010, 55, 395-399.
  6. Ferdinand Scholz; Thomas Wunderer; Martin Feneberg; Klaus Thonke;Andrei Chuvilin; Ute Kaiser; Sebastian Metzner; Frank Bertram and Jürgen Christen, GaInN-basedLEDstructures on selectively grown semi-polar crystal facets. Phys. Status SolidiA 2010, 207(6), 1407–1413.
  7. L. Kurmanaeva; Yu. Ivanisenko; J. Markmann; C. Kübel;A. Chuvilin; S. Doyle; R.Z. Valiev; H.-J. Fecht, Grain refinement and mechanical properties in ultrafine grained Pd and Pd–Ag alloys produced byHPT. Materials Science and EngineeringA 2010, 527, 1776–1783.
  8. Anoop Gupta; Senthilnathan Mohanan; Michael Kinyanjui;Andrey Chuvilin; Ute Kaiser and Ulrich Herr, Influence of nano-oxide layer on the giant magnetoresistance and exchange bias of NiMn/Co/Cu/Co spin valve sensors. J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 107, 093910.
  9. K. Yang; Yu. Ivanisenko; A. Caron;A. Chuvilin; L. Kurmanaeva; T. Scherer; R.Z. Valiev; H.-J. Fecht, Mechanical behaviour and in situ observation of shear bands in ultrafine grained Pd and Pd–Ag alloys. Acta Materialia 2010, 58, 967–978.
  10. T. Wunderer; J. Wang; F. Lipski; S. Schwaiger;A. Chuvilin; U. Kaiser; S. Metzner; F. Bertram; J. Christen; S. S. Shirokov; A. E. Yunovich and F. Scholz, Semipolar GaInN/GaN light- emitting diodes grown on honeycomb atterned substrates. Phys. Status SolidiC 7 2010, No. 7–8, 2140–2143.
  11. L. G. Bulusheva; Yu. V. Fedoseeva; A. V. Okotrub; E. Flahaut; I. P. Asanov; V. O. Koroteev; A. Yaya; C. P. Ewels;A. L. Chuvilin; A. Felten; G. Van Lier and D. V. Vyalikh, Stability of Fluorinated Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Produced by Different Fluorination Techniques. Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 4197–4203.
  12. M. Alomari;A. Chuvilin; L. Toth; B. Pecz; J.-F. Carlin; N. Grandjean; C. Gaquière; M.-A. di Forte-Poisson; S. Delage and E. Kohn, Thermal oxidation of lattice matched InAlN/GaN heterostructures. Phys. Status SolidiC 7 2010, No. 1, 13– 16.
  13. T. Wunderer; M. Feneberg; F. Lipski; J. Wang; R. A. R. Leute; S. Schwaiger; K. Thonke;A. Chuvilin; U. Kaiser; S. Metzner; F. Bertram; J. Christen; G. J. Beirne; M. Jetter; P. Michler; L. Schade; C. Vierheilig; U. T. Schwarz; A. D. Dräger; A. Hangleiter and F. Scholz, Three-dimensional GaN for semipolar light emitters. Phys. Status SolidiB 2010, 1–12.
  14. Anastasia V. Tyurnina; Rinat R. Ismagilov;Andrey V. Chuvilinand Alexander N. Obraztsov, Topology peculiarities of graphite films of nanometer thickness. Phys. Status SolidiB 247 2010, Nos. 11–12, 3010–3013.


  1. Seyring, M.; Song, X.;Chuvilin, A.; Kaiser, U.; Markus, R., Characterization of grain structure in nanocrystalline gadolinium by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. J. Mater. Res. 2009, 24, (2), 342-346.
  2. Chuvilin A.L.; Kuznetsov V.L.; Obraztsov A.N., Chiral carbon nanoscrolls with a polygonal cross-section. Carbon 2009, 47, 3099–3105.
  3. Bauer M.; Bischoff M.; Jukresch S.; Hülsenbusch T.; Matern A.; Görtler A.; Stark R.W.;Chuvilin A.; Kaiser U., Exterior surface damage of calcium fluoride outcoupling mirrors forDUVlasers. Optics Express 2009, 17, (10), 8253.
  4. Wu Z.; Dong H.;Chuvilin A.; Wiedwald U.; Han L.; KrillIII C. E., FePt nanorods and nanowires for novel ferrofluids. Solid State Phenomena 2009, 154, 89-94.
  5. Chuvilin A.; Meyer J.C.; Algara-Siller G.; Kaiser U., From graphene constrictions to single carbon chains, New Journal of Physics 2009, 11, 083019.
  6. Vinnichenko M.; Rogozin A.; Grambole D.; Munnik F.; Kolitsch A.; Möller W.; Stenzel O.; Wilbrandt S.;Chuvilin A.; Kaiser U., Highly dense amorphous Nb2O5 films with closed nanosized pores.APL 2009, 95, 081904.
  7. Obraztsov A.N.; Kopylov P.G.;Chuvilin A.L.; Savenko N.V., Production of single crystal diamond needles by a combination ofCVDgrowth and thermal oxidation. Diamond & Related Materials1 2009, 8, 1289–1293.
  8. Meyer J. C.;Chuvilin A.; Algara-Siller G.; Biskupek J.; Kaiser U., Selective Sputtering and Atomic Resolution Imaging of Atomically Thin Boron Nitride Membranes. Nanoletters 2009, 9, (7), 2683-2689.
  9. Stenzel O.; Wilbrandt S.; Kaiser N.; Vinnichenko M.; Munnik F.; Kolitsch A.;Chuvilin A.; Kaiser U.; Ebert J.; Jakobs S.; Kaless A.; Wüthrich S.; Treichel O.; Wunderlich B.; Bitzer M.; Grössl M., The correlation between mechanical stress, thermal shift and refractive index in HfO2, Nb2O5, Ta2O5 and SiO2 layers and its relation to the layer porosity. Thin Solid Films 2009, 517, 6058–6068.
  10. Eberhardt, J.; Cieslak, J.; Metzner, H.; Hahn, T.; Goldhahn, R.; Hudert, F.; Kräußlich, J.; Kaiser, U.;Chuvilin, A.; Reislöhner, U.; Witthuhn, W., Epitaxial and polycrystalline CuInS2 layers: Structural metastability and its influence on the photoluminescence. Thin Solid Films 2009, 517, (7), 2248.
  11. Denisenko, A.; Pietzka, C.;Chuvilin, A.; Kaiser, U.; Lu, H.; Schaff, W. J.; Kohn, E., Depletion of surface accumulation charge in InN by anodic oxidation. Journal of Applied Physics 2009, 105, (3), 033702.
  12. Jung H.; Behtash R.; Thorpe J.R.; Riepe K.; Bourgeois F.; Blanck H.;Chuvilin A.; Kaiser U., Reliability behavior of GaN HEMTs related to Au diffusion at the Schottky interface. Phys. Status SolidiC 2009, 6, (S2),S976–S979
  13. Alomari, M.; Medjdoub, F.; Carlin, J.F.; Feltin, E.; Grandjean, N.;Chuvilin, A.; Kaiser, U.; Gaquiere, C.; Kohn, E., InAlN/GaNMOSHEMTWith Self-Aligned Thermally Generated Oxide Recess.IEEEElectron Device Lett 2009, 30, (11), 1131-1133
  14. Zhigalina, O.M.; Kuskova, A.N.;Chuvilin, A.L.; Mukhortov, V.M.; Golovko, Y.I.; Kaiser, U.; Gaynutdinov, R.V., High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy of Heteroepitaxial Barium Strontium Titanate Films Grown on MgO Substrates. Journal of surface investigation – X-Ray synchrotron and neutron techniques 2009, (4) 542-547
  15. Blasing, J.; Krost, A.; Hertkorn, J.; Scholz, F.; Kirste, L.;Chuvilin, A.; Kaiser, U., Oxygen induced strain field homogenization in AlN nucleation layers and its impact on GaN grown by metal organic vapor phase epitaxy on sapphire: An x-ray diffraction study. Journal of Applied Physics 2009, 105, (3), 033504.
  16. Anoop Gupta;Andrey Chuvilin; Senthilnathan Mohanan; Johannes Biskupek; Ute Kaiser and Ulrich Herr, Investigation of the Microstructure of Co/Cu/Co/NiMn Spin Valve Systems. Sci. Adv. Mater. 2009, 1(2), 198-204.

Highlighted earlier publications:

  1. Kaiser, U.;Chuvilin, A., Prospects of the multislice method forCBEDpattern calculation. International journal of materials research 2006, 97, (7), 912-919.
  2. Chuvilin, A.; Kaiser, U.; de Robillard, Q.; Engelmann, H.-J., On the origin ofHOLZlines splitting near interfaces: multislice simulation ofCBEDpatterns. Journal of electron microscopy 2005, 54, (6), 515.
  3. Chuvilin, A.; Kaiser, U., On the peculiarities ofCBEDpattern formation revealed by multislice simulation. Ultramicroscopy 2005, 104, (1), 73.
  4. Chuvilin, A.; Kups, T.; Kaiser, U., The effect of the signal-to-noise ratio inCBEDpatterns on the accuracy of lattice parameter determination. Journal of electron microscopy 2004, 53, (3), 237.
  5. Ute Kaiser andAndrey Chuvilin, Enhanced Compositional Contrast in Imaging of Nanoprecipitates Buried in a Defective Crystal Using a ConventionalTEM. Microsc. Microanal. 2003, 9, 36–41.
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