Konstantin Eltsov

Head of Surface Phenomena Laboratory, Senior Scientist in General Physics Institute, Moscow
Tel. +7 095 1328190,
Fax: +7 095 132 6001,
Born in Sochi, Russia, 31 July, 1954,Russian citizen.


MS in engineering, February 1977, Electrotechnical Institute, S.-Petersburg, Russia.
PhD in Physics, March 1981, Ioffe institute of Physics RAS, S.-Petersburg, Russia.

Scientific field

K. N. Eltsov’s Surface Phenomena Lab is active in present in Surface Chemistry, Local Probe Microscopy(SPM) and Surface Nanotechnology.

  • Chemical state and local structure in process of halogenation of metal and semiconductor surfaces by means of Auger Electron Spectroscopy/Factor Analysis (AES/FA), Extended Energy Loss Fine Structure (EELFS), SPM, Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and other spectroscopic methods.
  • R&D of Scanning Probe Microscopes for Ultra High Vacuum application
  • Nanostructered surfaces obtained by halogenation and light (or electron) reduction of metal surfaces.

International experience

  • Research stages by invitation at Institute of Electron Technology of Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, (1990,1992,1994, 1995)
  • Research stages in Florence University in framework of NATO Linkage Grant (1994, 1995, 1997) and International Co-operation Russian-Italy Protocol (1996).
  • International Fellowships: Consiglio Nazionaledelle Ricerche (1995)

R&D management experience

  • Holder of several national (Russian) grants from Ministry of Science and Technology, Russian Foundation of Basic Research(RFBR) for basic studies on solid surfaces
  • Holder of International grants from International Foundation of Conversion, Office of Naval Research (USA), Soros Foundationfor research and device fabrication
  • National (Russian) co-ordinator of two NATO Linkage grants (1994-95 and 1996-1997) for studies of functional modifications on solid surfaces
  • Second prize of Ioffe Institute of Physics for young researchers, (1980)
  • First prize of General Physics Institute for young researchers, (1989)
  • Prof. Ugo Bardi, Department of Chemistry,Florence University, via Cavour 82, 501129 Firenze, Italy, e-mail: bardi@lcfs.chim.unifi.it
  • Prof. Toshio Sakurai, Institute for Materials Research,Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan. E-mail:sakurai@apfim.imr.tohoku.ac.jp
  • Prof. Sergei Molotkov, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chernogolovka, Moscow district,142432, Russia. Fax: +965764111.

List of recent publications

Total amount of papers in refereed journals - 37.

  • “Surface chemical reactions and their application for nanotechnology” . Review in “Izvestiia Akademii Nauk” (inRussian), 67 (1998) 985