Valeri S. Harutyunyan
1972 – 1977: Yerevan State University, Faculty of Physics

Academic degree
PhD – 1988, Yerevan State University

Scientific interests
Theory of X-ray diffraction on crystalline compounds
Microstructure and physical properties of thin films
Cement-based materials
Nucleation and growth process of crystalline phases in liquid solutions
Experimental methods: optical microscopy, synchrotron soft X-ray microscopy, X-ray powder diffractometry, high-resolution X-ray diffractometry, infrared spectroscopy

Participation in projects
CRDF (Project No. AE-103)
CRDF (Project No. ARP2-2610-YE-04)
RA Science Committee grant 21T-1C324

Brunauer Award of the American Ceramic Society (Cements Division) in recognition of the best paper on cements published during the year 2003 – Harutyunyan V.S., Abovyan E.S., Monteiro P.J.M., Mkrtchyan V.P., Balyan M., Aivazyan A.P., X-ray Diffraction Investigations of Microstructure of Calcium Hydroxide Crystallites in the Interfacial Transition Zone of Concrete, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 86, p. 2162 (2003).

Armenian, Russian, Eglish

Valeri S. Harutyunyan

Leading Researcher | Faculty of Physics - Solid State Physics Research Laboratory


Harutyunyan V. S.

Inhomogeneity, anisotropy, and size effect in the interfacial energy of Ca(OH)2 hexagonal-prism shaped nanocrystals in water | Materials Chemistry and Physics 147, p. 410 (2014)

Harutyunyan V. S., Kirchheim A. P., Aivazyan A. P.

Evaluating the growth parameters of Ca(OH)2 crystals in a liquid solution on the basis of soft X-ray microscopy imaging | In: “Microscopy: Advances in Scientific Research and Education”, Microscopy Book Series 6, V. 2, pp. 947-954, Ed. A. Mendez-Vilas, Formatex Research Center, Badajoz (Spain), 2014 (invited contribution)

Harutyunyan V. S., Abrahamyan A. A., Aivazyan A. P.

The elasticity anisotropy in the basal atomic planes of Mg(OH)2 and Ca(OH)2 associated with auxetic elastic properties of the hydrogen sub-lattice | Journal of Alloys and Compounds 550, p. 94 (2013)

Harutyunyan V. S.

Adsorption energy of stoichiometric molecules and surface energy at morphologically important facets of a Ca(OH)2 crystal | Materials Chemistry and Physics 134, p. 200 (2012)

Harutyunyan V. S., Kirchheim A. P., Monteiro P. J. M., Aivazyan A. P., Fischer P.

Investigation of early growth of calcium hydroxide crystals in cement solution by soft X-ray transmission microscopy | Journal of Material Science 44, p. 962 (2009)
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