Plakhova Tatiana


Research interests:

  • Chemistry of actinides
  • Synthesis of oxide nanoparticles
  • Synchrotron methods
  • Solubility of inorganic nanoparticles
  • Thermodynamic modeling of dissolution processes

Research chops:

ORCID ID 0000-0001-8286-9241
WoS ResearcherID P-5191-2017
Scopus AuthorID 55225669300
IstinaResearcherID 8853700


  • 2019 – PhD in Chemistry. Speciality 02.00.14 «Radiochemistry» and 02.00.21 «Chemistry of the Solid State». PhD Thesis «Formation and behavior in aqueous solutions thorium and cerium dioxide nanoparticles – analogues of PuO2».
  • 2014 – Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Faculty of Materials Sciences, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia). Diploma «Synthesis and study of CeO2 and ThO2 crystalline nanoparticles».
  • 2012 – Bachelor’s degree in materials science, Faculty of Materials Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russia). Diploma «Homoepitaxial zinc oxide nanostructures».
  • 2008 – Certificate of secondary general education, school № 31 (Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region, Russia).


  • Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation in 2021-2023 for young scientists and graduate students carrying out promising research and development in priority areas of modernization of the Russian economy.
  • 1st degree diploma at the international scientific conference of students, graduate students and young scientists «Lomonosov-2017»

Favorite publications:

  1. А. Romanchuk, А. Trigub, Т. Plakhova, А. Kuzenkova, R. Svetogorov, K. Kvashnina, S.Kalmykov Effective coordination numbers from EXAFS: general approaches for lanthanide and actinide dioxides // Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 2022, DOI: 10.1107/s160057752101300x
  2. L. Amidani, G.B.M. Vaughan, T.V. Plakhova, A.Yu. Romanchuk, E. Gerber, R. Svetogorov, S. Weiss, Y. Joly, S.N. Kalmykov, and K.O. Kvashnina The application of HEXS and HERFD XANES for accurate structural characterization of actinide nanomaterials: application to ThO2 // Chemistry — A European Journal, 2021, DOI: 10.1002/chem.202003360
  3. E. Gerber, A.Yu. Romanchuk, I. Pidchenko, L. Amidani, A. Rossberg, C. Hennig, G. B. M. Vaughan, A. Trigub, T. Egorova, S. Bauters, T. Plakhova, M.O.J.Y. Hunault, S. Weiss, S.M. Butorin, A.C. Scheinost, S.N. Kalmykov, and K.O. Kvashnina. The missing pieces of the PuO2 nanoparticle puzzle // Nanoscale, 2020, DOI: 10.1039/d0nr03767b
  4. L. Amidani, T.V. Plakhova, A.Yu. Romanchuk, E. Gerber, S. Weiss, A. Efimenko, C.J. Sahle, S.M. Butorin, S.N. Kalmykov, and K.O. Kvashnina. Understanding the size effects on the electronic structure of ThO2 nanoparticles // Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01283D
  5. T.V. Plakhova, A.Yu. Romanchuk, S.M. Butorin, A.D. Konyukhova, A.V. Egorov, A.A. Shiryaev, A.E. Baranchikov, P.V. Dorovatovskii, T. Huthwelker, E. Gerber, S. Bauters, M.M. Sozarukova, A.C. Scheinost, V.K. Ivanov, S.N. Kalmykov, and K.O. Kvashnina. Towards the surface hydroxyl species in CeO2 nanoparticles // Nanoscale, 2019, DOI: 10.1039/C9NR06032D
  6. T.V. Plakhova, A.Yu. Romanchuk, D.V. Likhosherstova, A.E. Baranchikov, P.V. Dorovatovskii, R.D. Svetogorov, T.B. Shatalova, T.B. Egorova, A.L. Trigub, K.O. Kvashnina, V.K. Ivanov, and S.N. Kalmykov. Size effects in nanocrystalline thoria // Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04379
  7. A.Yu. Romanchuk, T.V. Plakhova, A.V. Egorov, T.B. Egorova, P.V. Dorovatovskii, Y.V. Zubavichus, A.A. Shiryaev, and S.N. Kalmykov. Redox-mediated formation of plutonium oxide nanoparticles // Dalton Transactions, 2018, DOI: 10.1039/C8DT02396D
  8. T.V. Plakhova, A.Yu. Romanchuk, S.N. Yakunin, T. Dumas, S. Demir, S. Wang, S.G. Minasian, D.K. Shuh, T. Tyliszczak, A.A. Shiryaev, A.V. Egorov, V.K. Ivanov, and S.N. Kalmykov. Solubility of nanocrystalline cerium dioxide: Experimental data and thermodynamic modeling // Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b05650