Year 2016 publications


  1. I. Zaķe-Tiļuga, V.Svinka, R. Svinka, B.Zierath,  P.Greil, T. Fey. Thermal  conductivity and microstructure characterisation of lightweight  alumina and alumina–mullite ceramics.  J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 29 (2016) 1469.-1477.

  2. V. Kosyak, Y. Znamenshchykov, A. Čerškus, L. Grase, Y. Gnatenko, A. Medvids, A. Opanasyuk, G. Mezinskis. Photoluminescence of CdZnTe Thick Films Obtained by Close-Spaced Vacuum Sublimation. J. Lumin. 171 (2016) 176.-182.

  3. A.  Šutka, T. Käämbre, R. Pärna, I. Juhnevica , M. Maiorov , U. Joost, V. Kisand. Co doped ZnO nanowires as visible light photocatalysts, Solid State Sci. 56 (2016) 54-62

  4. S. Vlassov, B. Polyakov, S. Oras, M. Vahtrus, M. Antsov, A. Šutka, K. Smits, L.M. Dorogin, R. Lõhmus. Complex tribomechanical characterization of ZnO nanowires: nanomanipulations supported by FEM simulations, Nanotechnology 27 (2016) 335701

  5. A. Šutka, T. Käämbre, R. Pärna, N. Döbelin, M. Vanags, K. Smits, V. Kisand. Ag sensitized TiO2 and NiFe2O4 three-component nanoheterostructures: synthesis, electronic structure and strongly enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity,  RSC Adv. 6 (2016) 18834

  6. A. Šutka, M. Kodu, R. Pärna, R. Saar, I. Juhnevica, R. Jaaniso, V. Kisand. Orthorhombic CaFe2O4: A promising p-type gas sensor, Sens. Actuat. B: Chem. 224 (2016) 260

  7. A. Šutka, K.A. Gross. Spinel ferrite oxide semiconductor gas sensors, Sens. Actuat. B: Chem. 222 (2016) 95

  8. G. Sedmale, M. Rundans, I. Sperberga, J. Setina, A. Cimmers. Ceramic of the Mullite–ZrO2–SiAlON System During Spark Plasma Sintering. Refractories and Industrial Ceramics, 57 (2016) 146.-150.

  9. A. Voznyi, V. Kosyak, A.Opanasyuk, N. Tirkusova, L. Grase, A. Medvids, G. Mežinskis. Structural and electrical properties of SnS2 thin films. Mater. Chem. Phys. 173 (2016) 52.-61.

  10. M. Timusk, A. Kuus, K. Utt, T. Kangur, A. Šutka, M. Järvekülg, M. Knite. Thick Silica Foam Films through Combined Catalytic Decomposition of H2O2 and Sol–Gel Processes. Mater. Des. 111 (2016) 80.-87.

  11. L. Stipniece, K. Salma-Ancane, V. Rjabovs, I. Juhņevica, M. Turks, I. Narkevica, L. Berzina-Cimdina. Development of Functionalized Hydroxyapatite/Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Composites.  J. Cryst. Growth. 444 (2016) 14.-20.

  12. I. Kirilovica, I. Vitina, S. Igaune-Blumberga,  L.Lindiņa. Influence of Firing Temperature on the Chemical Properties of Hydraulic Dolomitic Binder. Chemical Technology. 57 (2016) 19.-23.

  13. V. Kosyak, Y. Znamenshchykov, A. Čerškus, Y. Gnatenko, L. Grase, J. Vecstaudza, A. Medvids, A. Opanasyuk, G. Mežinskis. Composition Dependence of Structural and Optical Properties of Cd1-xZnxTe Thick Films Obtained by the Close-Spaced Sublimation. J. Alloys Compd. 682 (2016) 543.-551.

  14. V. Kosyak, Y. Znamenshchykov, A. Čerškus, L. Grase, Y. Gnatenko, A. Medvids, A. Opanasyuk, G. Mežinskis. Photoluminescence of CdZnTe thick films obtained by close-spaced vacuum sublimation. J. Lumin. 171 (2016) 176.-182.

  15. P. Onufrijevs, A. Medvids, E. Dauksta, H. Mimura,  M. Andrulevicius, N. Berezovska, I. Dmitruk, L. Grase, G. Mezinskis, The effect of UV Nd:YAG laser radiation on the optical and electrical properties of hydrothermal ZnO crystal. Optics and Laser Technology. 86 (2016) 21.-25.

  16. I. Pavlovska, Z. Martinsone, I. Vanadzins, I.Martinsone, A. Seile, P.Sudmalis. Occupational Exposure Parameters or Characterization of Nanoparticulate Matter Toxicity: Metal Versus Wood Processing. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 102 (2016) 230.-237.

  17. M. Rundans, I. Sperberga. Evaluation of Thermal Shock Influence on Cordierite Using Impulse Excitation Technique and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis. Key Eng. Mater. 721 (2016) 306.-310.

  18. R. Svinka, V. Svinka, O. Lescinskis. Possible Modification of Porous Clay Ceramic for Environmental Technologies. International Scientific Conference Material Science and Applied Chemistry (2016) 186.-190.

  19. O. Muter, A. Berzins, T. Selga, R. Svinka, V. Svinka. Floating Ceramics via Floating Oils: Search for Appropriate Conditions. Materials Science and Applied Chemistry. 33 (2016) 17.–21.

  20. M. Rundans,  I. Sperberga, G.  Sedmale. Porous and Dense Cordierite Ceramic from Illite Clay. Materials Science and Engineering. 123 (2016) 012042

Promotion works

  1. Kaspars Malnieks. Enamel Modification by Sol-Gel Coatings for the Development of Thermotechnical Materials. Riga: [RTU], 2016. 153 pp.

  2. Inta Kirilovica. The synthesis of hydraulic binder suitable for restoration of dolomitic roman cement objects. Riga: [RTU], 2016. 129 pp.


  1. European Patent Specification EP 2 838 120 B1. Graded band gap p-n homojunction formation method in silicon. A. Medvids, P. Onufrijevs, E.Dauksta, G.Mezinskis. Date of publ. 23.03.2016. Bulletin 2016/12

  2. European Patent Specification EP 2 871 168 B1 Mass of silicate enamel coating on steel. G.Mezinskis,L.Bidermanis, I.Pavlovska, A.Cimmers, J.Liepins, K.Malnieks, J.Gabrusenoks. Date of publ. 21.12.2016. Bulletin 2016/51.