Dr Maxim Avdeev

Instrument Scientist
Phone - +61 2 9717 9522
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Role at ANSTO


Dr Maxim Avdeev is an instrument scientist for the ECHIDNA high-resolution powder diffractometer. Exploring the crystal and magnetic structure of inorganic materials using X-ray and neutron diffraction and atomistic modeling has been the main theme of my research for the last 10 years.


My interests cover a range of materials from ferroelectrics to superconductors, with particular focus on compounds with high mobility of ions, the so called fast ionic conductors. Such materials find application as solid electrolytes and insertion electrodes in rechargeable batteries.


Qualifications & Achievements


  • Published 110 scientific papers mainly in condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry, and materials science.
  • h-index 17
  • Before joining the Bragg Institute in 2005 held a postdoctoral position at the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National Laboratory (2001-2005, USA).
  • Received his PhD in physical chemistry at the Rostov State University in 1999 for neutron diffraction studies of novel superionic conductors




In 2010 received the Australian Neutron Beam User Group (ANBUG) Award “for outstanding research in neutron science and leadership promoting the Australian neutron scattering community”.


Selected publications

M.Avdeev, G. J. Thorogood, M. L. Carter, B. J. Kennedy, J. Ting, D. J. Singh, K.S. Wallwork, Antiferromagentism in a technetium oxide. The structure of CaTcO3, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (2011) 1654. (from ECHIDNA)


E. E. Rodriguez, F. Poineau, A. Llobet, B. J. Kennedy, M. Avdeev, G. J. Thorogood, M. L. Carter, R. Seshadri, D. J. Singh, A. K. Cheetham, High-temperature magnetic ordering in the 4d perovskite SrTcO3, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106 (2011) 067201. (from ECHIDNA)


R. B. Macquart, B. J. Kennedy and M. Avdeev, Neutron diffraction study of phase transitions in perovskite-type strontium molybdate SrMoO3, J. Solid State Chem. 183(1), 250-255 (2010). (from ECHIDNA)


C. D. Ling, B. J. Kennedy, Q. Zhou, J. R. Spencer and M. Avdeev, Synthesis, structures, and phase transitions of barium bismuth iridium oxide perovskites Ba2BiIrO6 and Ba3BiIr2O9, J. Solid State Chem. 183, 727-735 (2010). (from ECHIDNA)


J. Ting, B. J. Kennedy, Z. Zhang, M. Avdeev, B. Johannessen and L-Y. Jang, Synthesis and structural studies of the transition metal doped Rh perovskites LaMn0.5Rh0.5O3 and LaCu0.5Rh0.5O3, Chemistry of Materials 22, 1640-1646 (2010). (from ECHIDNA)


R. A. Ricciardo, H. L. Cuthbert, P. M. Woodward, Q. Zhou, B. J. Kennedy, Z. Zhang, M. Avdeev, and L.-Y. Jang, Structure and Properties of Sr1-xCaxMn0.5Ru0.5O3 Perovskites: Using Chemical Pressure to Control Mn/Ru Mixed Valency, accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials (2010). (from ECHIDNA)


E. J. Wolfson, E. N. Caspi, H. Ettedgui, H. Shaked, and M. Avdeev, The effect of non-magnetic dilution of the Tb sublattice in TbCo3B2, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 22(2), Art. No. 026001 (2010).


J. L. Wang, S. J. Campbell, A. J. Studer, M. Avdeev, R. Zeng and S.X. Dou, Magnetic Phase Transitions in Pr1-xLuxMn2Ge2 Compounds, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21, 124217 (2009) (1st magnetic diffraction paper from OPAL, done on WOMBAT)


Q. Zhou, B. J. Kennedy, M. Avdeev, L. Giachini and J. A. Kimpton, Structural Studies of Ba2LaIrO6 - New Light on an Old Problem, J. Solid State Chem. 182, 3195-3200 (2009). (from ECHIDNA; 1st joint paper from OPAL Reactor and Australian Synchrotron) 


J. Ting, B. J. Kennedy, R. L. Withers and M. Avdeev, Synthesis and structural studies of lanthanide substituted bismuth-titanium pyrochlores, J. Solid State Chem. 182, 836-840 (2009). (from ECHIDNA)


C. D. Ling, M. Avdeev, V. V. Kharton, A. A. Yaremchenko, R. B. Macquart and M. Hoelzel, Structures, phase transitions, hydration and ionic conductivity of Ba4Ta2O9, Chemistry of Materials 22(2), 532-540 (from ECHIDNA)


C. D Ling, M. Avdeev, R. Kutteh, V. V. Kharton, A. A. Yaremchenko, S. Fialkova, N. Sharma, R. B. Macquart, M. Hoelzel and M. Gutmann, "Structures, phase transitions, hydration and ionic conductivity of Ba4Nb2O9, Chemistry of Materials 21, 3853-3864 (2009). (from ECHIDNA)