B.S./M.S. (with distinction) 1976, Chemistry, Ph.D. 1979, Inorganic
Chemistry and Crystallography, L'viv State University, Ukraine; Assistant
Professor, 1979-85, Associate Professor, 1985-94, L'viv State University,
Ukraine; Visiting Scientist, Ames Laboratory, 1989-90 and 1993-94; Ames
Laboratory and Iowa State University, 1995-present.
Synthesis, structure, experimental thermodynamics, physical and chemical
properties of complex binary, ternary and multicomponent intermetallic compounds
containing rare earth metals. Relationships between materials'
composition, structure and physical and chemical properties. Advanced active and passive magnetic refrigeration materials. Physical
properties of ultra-pure rare earth metals. Anomalous behavior of 4f-electron
systems. Hydrogen storage alloys. Mechanochemical processing of materials.
V.K. Pecharsky and P.Y. Zavalij
“Fundamentals of powder diffraction and structural characterization of materials,“ Springer, 714 (2005).
D. Haskel, Y.B. Lee, B.N. Harmon, Z. Islam, J.C. Lang, G.Srajer, Ya. Mudryk, K.A. Gschneidner, Jr., and V.K. Pecharsky
“Role of Ge in bridging ferromagnetism in the giant magnetocaloric Gd5(Ge1-xSix)4 alloys,“ Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 247205 (2007).
V.K. Pecharsky and K.A. Gschneidner, Jr.
“Structure, magnetism and thermodynamics of the novel rare earth based R5T4 intermetallics,“ Pure Appl. Chem., 79, 1383 (2007).
O. Dolotko, H. Zhang, O. Ugurlu, J.W. Wiench, M. Pruski, L.S. Chumbley, and V.K. Pecharsky
“Mechanochemical transformations in Li(Na)AlH4 - Li(Na)NH2 systems,“ Acta Mater. 55, 312 (2007).
V.K. Pecharsky, Ya. Mudryk, and K.A. Gschneidner, Jr.
“In-situ powder diffraction in high magnetic fields,“Z. Kristallogr. Suppl., 26, 139 (2007).
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