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  1. D. Bocharov, M. Krack, Yu. Rafalskij, A. Kuzmin, J. Purans,
    Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of negative thermal expansion in ScF3: the effect of the supercell size,
    Comp. Mater. Sci. 171 (2020) 109198.


  1. A. Anspoks, C. Marini, T. Miyanaga, B. Joseph, A. Kuzmin, J. Purans, J. Timoshenko, A. Bussmann-Holder,
    Local structure of A-atom in ABO3 perovskites studies by RMC-EXAFS,
    Rad. Phys. Chem. (2019), doi:10.1016/j.radphyschem.2018.11.026.

  2. D. Bocharov, A. Anspoks, J. Timoshenko, A. Kalinko, M. Krack, A. Kuzmin,
    Interpretation of the Cu K-edge EXAFS spectra of Cu3N using ab initio molecular dynamics,
    Rad. Phys. Chem. (2019), doi: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2018.12.020.

  3. A. Kuzmin, J. Timoshenko, A. Kalinko, I. Jonane, A. Anspoks,
    Treatment of disorder effects in X-ray absorption spectra beyond the conventional approach,
    Rad. Phys. Chem. (2019), doi: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2018.12.032. [Review]

  4. I. Jonane, A. Cintins, A. Kalinko, R. Chernikov, A. Kuzmin,
    Low temperature X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of CuMoO4 and CuMo0.90W0.10O4 using reverse Monte-Carlo method,
    Rad. Phys. Chem. (2019), doi: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.108411.

  5. K. Juhnevica-Radenkova, V. Radenkovs, K. Kundzins, D. Seglina,
    Effect of ozone treatment on the microstructure, chemical composition and sensory quality of apple fruits,
    Food Sci. Technol. Int. 25 (2019) 252-267.

  6. D. Bocharov, Y. Rafalskij, M. Krack, M. Putnina, A. Kuzmin,
    Negative thermal expansion of ScF3: first principles vs empirical molecular dynamics,
    IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 503 (2019) 012001.

  7. I. Jonane, A. Anspoks, L. Nataf, F. Baudelet, T. Irifune, A. Kuzmin,
    Pressure-induced structural changes in α-MoO3 probed by X-ray absorption spectroscopy,
    IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 503 (2019) 012018.

  8. N. Mironova-Ulmane, A. Kuzmin, I. Sildos, L. Puust, J. Grabis,
    Magnon and phonon excitations in nanosized NiO,
    Latvian J. Phys. Tech. Sci. 56 (2019) 61-72.

  9. S. Rahman, S. Samanta, A. Kuzmin, D. Errandonea, H. Saqib, D.L. Brewe, J. Kim, J. Lu, L. Wang,
    Tuning the photoresponse of nano-heterojunction: Pressure-induced inverse photoconductance in functionalized WO3 nanocuboids,
    Adv. Sci. 6 (2019) 1901132:1-9.
    Supporting Info

  10. I. Jonane, A. Anspoks, G. Aquilanti, A. Kuzmin,
    High-temperature X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of thermochromic copper molybdate,
    Acta Mater. 179 (2019) 26-35.

  11. A. Šutka, K. Malnieks, L. Lapčinskis, P. Kaufelde, A. Linarts, A. Berziņa, R. Zabels, V. Jurķans, I. Gorņevs, J. Blums, M. Knite,
    The role of intermolecular forces in contact electrification on polymer surfaces and triboelectric nanogenerators,
    Energ. Environ. Sci. 12 (2019) 2417-2421.
    Supporting Info

  12. C. Soto, C. García-Rosales, J. Echeberria, E. Platacis, A. Shisko, F. Muktepavela, M. Malo, T. Hernández,
    Characterization and thermomechanical assessment of a SiC-sandwich material for Flow Channel Inserts in DCLL blankets,
    Fusion Eng. Des. 146 (2019) 1983-1987.

  13. T. Schenk, A. Anspoks, I. Jonane, R. Ignatans, B.S. Johnson, J.L. Jones, M. Tallarida, C. Marini, L. Simonelli, P. Hönicke, C. Richter, T. Mikolajick, U. Schroeder,
    Local structural investigation of hafnia-zirconia polymorphs in powders and thin films by X-ray absorption spectroscopy,
    Acta Mater. 180 (2019) 158-169.
    Supporting Info

  14. I. Manika, J. Maniks, R. Zabels, R. Grants, A. Kuzmin, K. Schwartz,
    Depth profiles of damage creation and hardening in MgO irradiated with GeV heavy ions,
    Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 461 (2019) 77-82.


  1. I. Jonane, A. Anspoks, A. Kuzmin,
    Advanced approach to the local structure reconstruction and theory validation on the example of the W L3-edge extended X-ray absorption fine structure of tungsten,
    Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 26 (2018) 025004 (11 pp).

  2. N. Mironova-Ulmane, A. Kuzmin, V. Skvortsova, G. Chikvaidze, I. Sildos, J. Grabis, D. Jankoviča, A. Dindune, M. Maiorov,
    Synthesis and vibration spectroscopy of nano-sized manganese oxides,
    Acta Phys. Pol. A 133 (2018) 1013-1016.

  3. I. Jonane, A. Cintins, A. Kalinko, R. Chernikov, A. Kuzmin,
    X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy of thermochromic phase transition in CuMoO4,
    Low Temp. Phys. 44 (2018) 434-437.

  4. N. Ordás, E. Gil, A. Cintins, V. de Castro, T. Leguey, I. Iturriza, J. Purans, A. Anspoks, A. Kuzmin, A. Kalinko,
    The role of yttrium and titanium during the development of ODS ferritic steels obtained through the STARS route: TEM and XAS study,
    J. Nucl. Mater. 504 (2018) 8-22.

  5. E. Butanovs, S. Vlassov, A. Kuzmin, S. Piskunov, J. Butikova, B. Polyakov,
    Fast-response single-nanowire photodetector based on ZnO/WS2 core/shell heterostructures,
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10 (2018) 13869-13876.
    Supporting Info

  6. C. Soto, C. García-Rosales, J. Echeberria, E. Platacis, A. Shisko, F. Muktepavela, T. Hernández, M. Malo Huerta,
    Development, Characterization, and Testing of a SiC-Based Material for Flow Channel Inserts in High-Temperature DCLL Blankets,
    IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 46 (2018) 1561-1569.

  7. J. Timoshenko, A. Anspoks, A. Cintins, A. Kuzmin, J. Purans, A.I. Frenkel,
    Neural network approach for characterizing structural transformations by x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 120 (2018) 225502:1-6.
    Supporting Info

  8. A. Dauletbekova, V. Skuratov, N. Kirilkin, I. Manika, J. Maniks, R. Zabels, A. Akilbekov, A. Volkov, M. Baizhumanov, M. Zdorovets, A. Seitbayev,
    Depth profiles of aggregate centers and nanodefects in LiF crystals irradiated with 34 MeV 84Kr, 56 MeV 40Ar and 12 MeV 12C ions,
    Surf. Coat. Technol. 355 (2018) 16-21.

  9. I. Manika, R. Zabels, J. Maniks, K. Schwartz, R. Grants, T. Krasta, A. Kuzmin,
    Formation of dislocations in LiF irradiated with 3He and 4He ions,
    J. Nucl. Mater. 507 (2018) 241-247.

  10. I. Jonane, A. Cintins, A. Kalinko, R. Chernikov, A. Kuzmin,
    Probing the thermochromic phase transition in CuMoO4 by EXAFS spectroscopy,
    Phys. Status Solidi B 255 (2018) 1800074:1-5.

  11. T. Gräning, M. Rieth, A. Möslang, A. Kuzmin, A. Anspoks, J. Timoshenko, A. Cintins, J. Purans,
    Investigation of precipitate in an austenitic ODS steel containing a carbon-rich process control agent,
    Nucl. Mater. Energy 15 (2018) 237-243.

  12. A. Kuzmin, A. Anspoks, A. Kalinko, J. Timoshenko, L. Nataf, F. Baudelet, T. Irifune,
    Origin of pressure-induced metallization in Cu3N: an X-ray absorption spectroscopy study,
    Phys. Status Solidi B 255 (2018) 1800073:1-6.

  13. D. Pazos, A. Cintins, V. De Castro, P. Fernández, J. Hoffmann, W. García-Vargas, T. Leguey, J. Purans, A. Anspoks, A. Kuzmin, I. Iturriza, N. Ordás,
    ODS ferritic steels obtained from gas atomized powders through the STARS processing route: Reactive synthesis as an alternative to mechanical alloying,
    Nucl. Mater. Energy 17 (2018) 1-8.

  14. G. Zvejnieks, A. Anspoks, E.A. Kotomin, V.N. Kuzovkov,
    Kinetic Monte Carlo modeling of Y2O3 nano-cluster formation in radiation resistant matrices,
    Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 434 (2018) 13-22.

  15. E. I. Gorokhova, S. B. Eron’ko, E. A. Oreshchenko, A. V. Sandulenko, P. A. Rodnyĭ, K. A. Chernenko, I. D. Venevtsev, A. M. Kul’kov, F. Muktepavela, P. Boutachkov,
    Structural, optical, and luminescence properties of ZnO:Ga optical scintillation ceramic,
    J. Opt. Technol. 85 (2018) 729-737.

  16. A. Akilbekov, A. Dauletbekova, N. Kirilkin, R. Zabels, M. Baizhumanov, A. Seitbayev, Zh. Karipbayev, Sh. Giniyatova,
    Luminescence of F2 and F3+ centres in LiF crystals irradiated with 12 MeV 12C ions,
    J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1115 (2018) 052002.

  17. A. Kuzmin, A. Anspoks, L. Nataf, F. Baudelet, T. Irifune,
    Influence of pressure and temperature on X-ray induced photoreduction of nanocrystalline CuO,
    Latvian J. Phys. Tech. Sci. 55(6) (2018) 13-19.

  18. F. Muktepavela, J. Maniks, L.Grigorjeva, R. Zabels, P. Rodnyi, E. Gorokhova,
    Effect of In doping on the ZnO powders morphology and microstructure evolution of ZnO:In ceramics as a material for scintillators,
    Latvian J. Phys. Tech. Sci. 55(6) (2018) 35-42.


  1. E. Butanovs, A. Kuzmin, J. Butikova, S. Vlassov, B. Polyakov,
    Synthesis and characterization of ZnO/ZnS/MoS2 core-shell nanowires,
    J. Cryst. Growth 459 (2017) 100-104.

  2. D. Bocharov, M. Chollet, M. Krack, J. Bertsch, D. Grolimund, M. Martin, A. Kuzmin, J. Purans, E. Kotomin,
    Analysis of the U L3-edge X-ray absorption spectra in UO2 using molecular dynamics simulations,
    Prog. Nucl. Energy 94 (2017) 187-193.

  3. J. Timoshenko, A. Anspoks, A. Kalinko, A. Kuzmin,
    Thermal disorder and correlation effects in anti-perovskite-type copper nitride,
    Acta Mater. 129 (2017) 61-71.

  4. M. Zubkins, R. Kalendarev, J. Gabrusenoks, A. Plaude, A. Zitolo, A. Anspoks, K. Pudzs, K. Vilnis, A. Azens, J. Purans,
    Changes in structure and conduction type upon addition of Ir to ZnO thin films,
    Thin Solid Films 636 (2017) 694-701.

  5. R. Zabels, I. Manika, K. Schwartz, J. Maniks, A. Dauletbekova, R. Grants, M. Baizhumanov, M. Zdorovets,
    Formation of dislocations and hardening of LiF under high-dose irradiation with 5-21 MeV 12C ions,
    Appl. Phys. A 123 (2017) 320:1-8.

  6. C. Soto, C. García-Rosales, J. Echeberria, J. M. Martínez-Esnaola, T. Hernández, M. Malo, E. Platacis, F. Muktepavela,
    SiC-based sandwich material for flow channel inserts in DCLL blankets: Manufacturing, characterization, corrosion tests,
    Fusion Eng. Design 124 (2017) 958-963.

  7. A. Kjapsna, L. Dimitrocenko, I. Tale, A. Trukhin, R. Ignatans, R. Grants,
    Characterization of crystalline structure and morphology of Ga2O3 thin film grown by MOCVD technique,
    Key Eng. Mater. 721 (2017) 253-257.

  8. R. Merijs Meri, J. Zicans, A. Ābele, T. Ivanova, M. Kalniņš, K. Kundziņš,
    Modification of polyoxymethylene for increased thermal resistance,
    Polym. Eng. Sci. 57 (2017) 772-778.

  9. V. Dimza, A.I. Popov, L. Lāce, M. Kundzins, K. Kundzins, M. Antonova, M. Livins,
    Effects of Mn doping on dielectric properties of ferroelectric relaxor PLZT ceramics,
    Curr. Appl. Phys. 17 (2017) 169-173.

  10. V. Mironovs, M. Lisicins, P. Onufrijevs, F. Muktepavela, A. Medvids,
    Hardening of steel perforated tape by Nd:YAG laser,
    Key Eng. Mater. 721 (2017) 456-460.

  11. B. Polyakov, A. Kuzmin, S. Vlassov, E. Butanovs, J. Zideluns, J. Butikova, R. Kalendarev, M. Zubkins,
    A comparative study of heterostructured CuO/CuWO4 nanowires and thin films,
    J. Cryst. Growth 480 (2017) 78-84.

  12. V. Grehov, J. Kalnacs, A. Mishnev, K. Kundzins,
    Nitrogen Adsorption on Graphene Sponges Synthesized by Annealing a Mixture of Nickel and Carbon Powders,
    Latvian J. Phys. Tech. Sci. 54 (2017) 36-48.