Head of the Laboratory


Smetannikov Andrei


Phone: +375-17-284-22-13
e-mail: ass@hmti.ac.by


Main Research Lines

  • A cycle of investigations on physics of plasma dynamic processes involving the laser plasma action on metals and composite materials is carried out. For this work the Laboratory researchers G.S. Romanov and Yu.A. Stankevich in the team of co-authors are awarded the State Prize of Belarus for 1992 in the field of science and technology. 
  • Calculation methods are developed and computer codes are elaborated for mathematical modeling of two-dimensional unsteady problems of dynamics of emitting gas.
  • A cycle of works on determining optical-physical characteristics of gases and plasma over a broad state parameter range is performed.
  • Data banks of thermodynamic and optical properties of multi-component media are collected. 
  • A radiation-collision model describing thermal-physical and optical properties of plasma over a wide range of temperatures and densities and having thermodynamic and corona equilibrium states as limiting is developed. 
  • Methods for description of radiant heat transfer in the plasma of electrical discharges, plasma jets, and laser erosion torches allowing for a detailed space-time structure of plasma and its real optical properties are developed. 
  • A cycle of works on emission diagnostics of low-temperature plasma through integral radiation characteristics of spectral lines is implemented. 
  • The ISTC Project “Mathematical modeling of natural and man-caused accidents and their influence on the Environment and Ecology” (1996-1999) was implemented. 
  • The FFR RB Project “Development of theoretical models for the influence of plasma microfields on plasma optical-physical characteristics” was executed.
  • Data banks of state equation, optical properties, and kinetic coefficients of plasma over a broad condition range” (1995-1996) were collected.
  • The FFR RB Project “Theoretical and experimental investigation of radiation characteristics of electrical discharges and high-pressure jets” (1997-1999) was executed. 
  • The joint FFR RB and RFFR Project “Underwater volcano eruptions and meteoroid impacts on the surface of seas and oceans: dynamical and physical processes, influence on weather and climate phenomena” (2000-2002) was performed. 
  • The INTAS Project “Synthesis and investigation of metal fullerenes and films based on them” (2002-2005) was executed. 
  • A modified version of a hardware-software complex for numerical modeling of processes in the problems of radiation gas dynamics on a supercomputer “SKIF” and for visualization of the obtained results (2003-2004) was developed.
  • The FFR RB Project “Study of the influence of charged particles on the formation kinetics of fullerenes in carbon plasma” (2004-2005) was carried out. 
  • Processes of interaction between nanosecond laser radiation and solid targets and modeling of dynamics and radiation of erosion plasma torches are under study with the intent to diagnose the element composition of substance through its laser-excited spectra. The work concerned with developing models and software for modeling of explosions and estimation of their consequences is being carried out. Processes of formation of nanostructures in the gas discharge plasma are being investigated. The modeling of nucleation of carbon clusters in the catalyst drop resulting in the growth of a thread-like nanoobject is being made. 
  • The FFR RB Project “Determination of thermodynamic and optical parameters of plasma generated due to pulse actions upon materials using the approach combining cell and chemical models of plasma” (2006-2008) is fulfilled.

Main Developments


1. Thermophysical and optical characteristics of substance in the gas plasma state 
2. Radiative energy transfer in emitting gas dynamics problems 
3. Numerical modeling of dynamics of erosion laser torches
4. Modeling of high-current pulse discharges 
5. Modeling of high-speed impact 
6. Modeling of strong explosion dynamics
7. Application of supercomputers “СКИФ” for modeling of radiative gas dynamics problems

Britch M. A., Borovik F. N., Dobrego K. V., Krasovskaya L. I. Evaluation of the effective cross sections and reaction rates for carbon atom –nanotube interactions // Carbon

Borovik F. N., Fisenko S. P., Kas’kova S. I. Thermodynamics and transfer processes in nanowhisker formation on substrate // Contributed paper of “Nanomeeting – 2007”.

Ershov-Pavlov E., Сatsalap K., Rozantsev V., Stankevich Yu., Stepanov K. Emission spectra of laser-induced plasmas at the elemental analysis of solids: measurement and modeling results. Publications of the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade 2007. Vol.82. P. 83?100.

Britch M. A., Borovik F. N., Dobrego K. V., Krasovskaya L. I. Evaluation of the effective cross sections and reaction rates for carbon atom – nanotube interaction // Carbon. 2007, V. 45, P. 471– 476.

Ershov-Pavlov E. A., Katsalap K. Yu., Stepanov K. L., Stankevich Yu. A. Time-space distribution of laser-induced plasma parameters and its influence on emission spectra of the laser plumes // Spectrochimica Acta Part B 2008, Vol. 63, Issue 10, P. 1024 ? 1037.

Stepanov K. L., Stankevich Yu.A. Hydrodynamics of the initial phase of explosion. Models and software for modeling explosions and estimation of their consequences // Preprint HMTI, 2008, N 4, 51 p.

Pustovalov V. K., Smetannikov A. S., Zharov V. P. Photothermal and accompanied phenomena of selective nanophotothermolysis with gold nanoparticles and laser pulses. Laser Physics Letters, 2008, Vol. 5, No 11, P. 775 ? 792.

N. N. Rogovtsov, F. N. Borovik The characteristic equation of radiative transfer (In Light Scattering Reviews 4), Springer, 2009 Монография

Smetannikov A. S., Stankevich Yu. A., Stepanov K. L. Numerical Modeling of Flow at Explosion above a Surface. Shock Waves 2010. Vol. 20, No 6, p.551?557.

Alhussan K., Stepanov K. L., Stankevich Y. A., Smetannikov A. S., Zhdanok S. A. Hydrodynamics of the initial phase of explosion // International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2011. Vol. 54, Issues 7?8, pp. 1627?1640.

Alhussan K., Smetannikov A. S., Stepanov K. L., Stankevich Y. A., Zhdanok S. A. Computer modeling the hydrodynamics of explosion above a surface // International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2011. Vol. 54, Issues 7?8, pp. 1608?1614.

Dovlatova A., Yearchuck D. QED model of resonance phenomena in quasionedimensional multichainqubit systems // Chemical Physics Letters, 2011. Vol. 511, pp. 151–155.

Yearchuck D., Alexandrov A., Dovlatova A. To nature of electromagnetic field // Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences. 2011. Vol. 3, N 2, pp. 169–200.

Stepanov K. L. Stankevich Yu. A., Smetannikov A. S. Hydrodynamics of Explosion: Models and Software for Modeling Explosions and Estimation of Their Consequences // Shock Waves 2012. V.22, No , p.

Alhussan K. A., Babenko V. A., Kozlov I. M., Smetannikov A. S. Development of modified SPH approach for modeling of high-velocity impact // Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2012 Vol. 55. P. 6340?6348.

Stepanov K. L., Zen’kevich S. M. Similarity solution for one-dimensional strong explosion in the perfect gas. Lagrangian description // Int. Conf. Thermal Plasma Processes (TTP9) St- Petersburg 2006 Abstract number: BY10.

Ershov-Pavlov E., Catsalap K., Rozantsev V., Stankevich Yu., Stepanov K. Emission spectra of laser-induced plasmas at elemental analysis of solids. Measurement and modeling results // VI Serbian-Belarusian symposium on physics and diagnostics of laboratory & astrophysical plasma. Belgrade, 22.-25. August 2006, P. 6.

Bosak N. A., Chumakov A. N., Stankevich Yu. A. Selection of solid propellant for laser plasma engine // VI Serbian-Belarusian Symposium on Physics and Diagnostics of Laboratory & Astrophysical Plasma, Belgrade, August 22-25, 2006, P. 3.

Ershov E. A., Catsalap K. Yu., Stankevich Y. A., Stepanov K. L. Modeling of laser induced plasmas and their radiation spectra at elemental analysis of metals // 9 Int. Conf. High Thermal Plasma Processes (HTPP9) St-Petersburg 2006. Abstract number: BY9.

Stankevich Yu. A., Stanchits L. K., Stepanov K. L. Numerical simulation of plume dynamics in pulsed laser ablation for deposition of diamond- like carbon films // Contributed papers 5 Int. Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology. 2006, Minsk, Vol. 1, P. 337?340.

Borovik F. N., Romanov G. S. The analysis of zero isotherms of highly compressed plasma of iron and nickel // Contributed papers 5 Int. Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology. 2006, Minsk, Vol. 1, P. 255 – 258.

Ershov-Pavlov E., Catsalap K., Rozantsev V., Stankevich Yu., Stepanov K. Numerical modeling of the laser-induced plasma radiation at a solid sample excitation using single and double pulse modes // Contributed papers 5 Int. Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology.
2006, Minsk, Vol. 1, P. 299?302.

Stepanov K. L., Zen’kevich S. M. Similarity solution for one-dimensional strong explosion in the perfect gas // Contributed papers 5 Int. Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology. 2006, Minsk, Vol. 1, P. 259?262.

Okunev V. E., Smetannikov A. S. Influence of atmospheric trace on dynamics of comet impact on Earth’s surface // Contributed papers 5 Int. Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology. 2006, Minsk, Vol. II., P. 871-874.

Smetannikov A. S. Modeling of high-velocity impact of a micrometeorite on protection shields // Contributed papers 5 Int. Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology. 2006, Minsk, Vol. II, P. 875-878.

Ershov-Pavlov E., Katsalap K., Stepanov K., Stankevich Yu. Time-space distribution of laserinduced plasma parameters and its influence on emission spectra of the laser plumes. Euro- Mediterranean Symposium on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy EMSLIBS 2007, Paris
10?13 September 2007 LIBS, from research to Industry, P.56.

Borovik F. N., Fisenko S. P., Kaskova S. I. Thermodynamics and transfer processes in nanowhisker formation substrat // Proceedings of the international conference “Nanomeeting - 2007” P. 451–454. Wold scientific. New Jersey.

Chumakov A. N., Bosak N. A., Petrenko A. M., Bogdanovich M. V., Yenzhyieuski A. I., Poz9 hidaev A. V., Shemelev M. A., Ryabtsev A. G., Ryabtsev G. I., Stankevich Yu. A. Pulsed plasma thruster based on solid-state lasers, in International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2007: High-Power Lasers and Applications, edited by Vladislave Panchenko, Vladimir Golubev, Andrey Ionin, Alexander Chumakov, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6735 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2007) 6735 10.

Chumakov A. N., Bosak N. A., Petrenko A. M., Bogdanovich M. V., Yenzhyieuski A. I., Pozhidaev A. V., Shemelev M. A., Ryabtsev A. G., Ryabtsev G. I., Stankevich Yu. A. Pulsed plasma thruster based on solid-state lasers // International conf. ICONO/LAT 2007, May 28- June 1, 2007, Minsk, Belarus. – L05-VI-8 - устный.

Stepanov K. L. Stankevich Yu. A., Smetannikov A. S. Hydrodynamics of Explosion: Models and Software for Modeling Explosions and Estimation of Their Consequences // 22 International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosion and Reactive Systems. Minsk, July 27-31 2009.

Smetannikov A. S., Stankevich Yu. A., Stepanov K. L. Numerical Modeling of Flow at Explosion above a Surface // 22 International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosion and Reactive Systems. Minsk, July 27-31 2009.

Catsalap K., Ershov-Pavlov E., Stanchits L., Stepanov K. Influence of laser plasma inhomogeneity on resultsof quantitative elemental analysis of metals by optical emission spectroscopy // Contributed papers 6 Int. Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology. 2009, Minsk.
V.1, P. 291?294.

Boretskij V.F., Catsalap K.Y., Ershov-Pavlov E.A., Stanchits L.K., Stepanov K.L., Veklich A.N. Evaluation of DC Arc plasma emission self-absorption by parameters of self-reversed spectral line profile // Contributed papers 6 Int. Conference Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology.
2009, Minsk.

Catsalap K. Y., Ershov-Pavlov E. A., Stepanov K. L. A consideration of LIBS measurement errors caused by inhomogeneity and time behavior of the laser-induced plasma. 5 Euro Mediterranean Symposium on Laser Induced Spectroscopy. Rome, Italy Sept/ 28 ?Oct 1, 2009. Abstracts,
p. 39

Catsalap K., Ershov-Pavlov E., Stepanov K., Stanchits L. Sample excitation degree at LIBS analysis of metals: Evaluation using OES measurements and an explosion model of the laser erosion plasma. Proc. 25th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized
Gases. Donji Milanovac, Serbia, August 30 – September 3, 2010.

Ershov-Pavlov E., Catsalap K., Stepanov K., Stanchits L. LIBS elemental analysis of metals taking into account laser plasma inhomogenity. Proc. 25th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases. Donji Milanovac, Serbia, August 30 – September 3,
2010.

Zheltov G.I., Katsev I.L., Romanov O.G., Romanov G.S. Destructive Action of Femtosecond Laser Pulses onto Retina // Summary book of «International symposium on laser medical applications », 2010.

Catsalap K., Ershov-Pavlov E., Stepanov K., Stanchits L. Use of numerical modeling of plasma spectral emission by plasma varying in space and time // The Fourth Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry. Book of Abstracts. Belgrade, Serbia. 2011. P. 59–60.

Catsalap K., Ershov-Pavlov E., Stepanov K., Stanchits L. Diagnostics of inhomogeneous non steady plasma by numerical modeling of its spectral radiation // The Fourth Central European Symposium on Plasma Chemistry. Book of Abstracts. Belgrade, Serbia. – 2011. – P. 61–62.

Ershov-Pavlov E., Catsalap K., Stepanov K., Stanchits L. Plasma inhomogeneity effect on selfabsorption of spectral lines in the laser induced breakdown spectroscopy // 6th Euro- Mediterranean Symposium on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, EMSLIBS 2011. Book
of abstracts. Izmir, Turkey. – 2011. – P. 34.

Smetannikov A. S. Numerical modeling the dynamics of a meteorite impact on protection shields with high velocities // PPPT?7, Minsk, Sept. 2012.

Catsalap K. Y., Ershov-Pavlov E. A., Stanchits L. K. Stepanov K. L. H and H ? ? profiles in total emission spectra of laser induced plasmas used for analytical applications // (PDPIX’2012). Proceedings of the IX Belarus-Serbian symposium “Physics and diagnostics of laboratory and astrophysical
plasmas” (PDP-9). Minsk 2012. P. 83?87.