Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (brief reference)
Institute of Spectroscopy was established in 1968 as a successor of the Commission for Spectroscopy within the General physics and astronomy Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences. At present the Institute is a part of Russian Academy of Sciences, Physical Sciences Branch.The staff consists of about 200 people, about half are researchers, among them over 50 Ph.D. and over 25 Professors (employees with second doctor degree).
The main fields of scientific activity of the Institute were defined by the decision of USSR Academy of Sciences in 1968. Their content evolved over time, and nowadays they can be stated as follows:
- Broad-range spectroscopy of atoms, ions, molecules, clusters, plasma, condensed matter (bulk and surface), novel materials with ultrahigh temporal, spectral, spatial resolution. Development of new spectroscopic methods.
- Laser spectroscopy (including applications for atom optics, nanophotonics, femtooptics, photochemistry, photobiology, analytical chemistry, nanotechnologies, isotopes separation etc.)
- Analytical spectroscopy (including applications in technologies, for diagnostics purposes in material sciences, medicine, ecology etc.)
- Development of unique apparatus, spectral instruments, detection systems, methods for spectral analysis in fundamental sciences as well as in applied fields.
- Education of scientific personnel of highest degree (diploma students, Ph.D. students, Doctor Habilitation).
The achievements of the Institute are widely recognized both in Russia and abroad. Devices and methods created within the Institute are effectively used in national economy, defense, medicine, ecology. Many of them are unique.