Institute of Magnetism

NAS of Ukraine and MES of Ukraine


Department 02 / Staff


Oleksandr (aka Alexandr) Tovstolytkin

D. Sci., Professor
Head of the Department of Physics of Films (02)

Contact Information:

Institute of Magnetism
03142 Acad. Vernadskogo 36-b blvd, Kyiv, Ukraine 
e-mail: atov at
tel .: +380 44 424 90 95
fax:  +380 44 424 10 20


Research interests
•    Electrical, magnetic and resonant properties of magnetic oxides nanomaterials;
•    Magnetic films and nanostructures;
•    Multiferroics.

Current research projects
•    Elements of ultrafast neuron systems on the basis of antiferromagnetic spintronic nanostructures (Joint project with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2019-2020);

Teaching activities
Courses at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv:
•    Physics of Magnetic Materials;
•    Fundamentals of Spintronics.

Selected publications
1. A.I. Tovstolytkin et al. Unusual magnetic and calorimetric properties of lanthanum-strontium manganite nanoparticles. J. Magn. Magn. Mat. (2020).
2. Yu. O. Tykhonenko-Polishchuk et al. Spin-dependent scattering and magnetic proximity effect in Ni-doped Co/Cu multilayers as a probe of atomic magnetism. J. Appl. Phys. 125, 023907 (2019).
3. A. Kamra et al. Anisotropic and Controllable Gilbert-Bloch Dissipation in Spin Valves. Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 147201 (2019).
4. A.I.Tovstolytkin et al. Nickel-zinc spinel nanoferrites: Magnetic characterization and prospects of the use in self-controlled magnetic hyperthermia. J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 473, 422 (2019).
5. S.O. Solopan et al. Core/shell architecture as an efficient tool to tune DC magnetic parameters and AC losses in spinel ferrite nanoparticles. J. Alloys Compd. 788, 1203 (2019).
6. Yu. Shlapa et al. Effect of Synthesis Method of La1-xSrxMnO3 Manganite Nanoparticles on Their Properties. Nanoscale Research Letters 13, 13 (2018).
7. D. Polishchuk et al. Magnetic Hysteresis in Nanostructures with Thermally Controlled RKKY Coupling. Nanoscale Research Letters 13, 245 (2018).
8. D. M. Polishchuk et al. Spin relaxation in multilayers with synthetic ferrimagnets. Phys. Rev. B 98, 144401 (2018).
9. T. Polek et al. Temperature-dependent magnetic and resistive switching phenomena in (La,Ba)MnO3/ZnO heterostructure. Superlattices and Microstructures 120, 525 (2018).
10. D. M. Polishchuk et al. Giant magnetocaloric effect driven by indirect exchange in magnetic multilayers. Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 114402 (2018).

•    2018 - Ivan Puluj Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the Outstanding Scientific Works in Applied Physics.
•    2016 - Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing from Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
•    2009 - Cambridge Colleges Hospitality Fellowship to visit University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK).
•    2008 - Distinguished Visiting Scientist Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering to visit University of Plymouth (Plymouth, UK).
•    2001 - Fellowship of the European Physical Society to take part in Joint European Magnetic Symposia (Grenoble, France).
•    1995-1996 - Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the Best Young Scientists.
•    1991 - Visiting Researcher Award from Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Education to visit Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria).

Professional Membership
•    IEEE Magnetics Society membership;
•    Member of the Specialized Scientific Council D 26.248.01 of the Institute of Magnetism of NAS and MES of Ukraine for Dr.Sci. and P.D. thesis defense;
•    Member of the Specialized Scientific Council D 26.168.02 of the G.V.Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics of NAS of Ukraine for Dr.Sci. and Ph.D. thesis defense;
•    Member of Ukrainian Physical Society.

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