ISSN 10637397, Russian Microelectronics, 2011, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 301–302. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2011.
Original Russian Text © Editorial Board, 2011, published in Mikroelektronika, 2011, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 323–324
The branch of Nanotechnology and Information
Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and
Institute of Physical Technology of the Russian Acad
emy of Sciences with deep sorrow announced that the
great Russian scientist, famous specialist in solid state
physics, micro and nanoelectronics materials diag
nostics by gammaresonance spectroscopy and Xray
diffraction techniques, State Prize laureate, head of
the Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Technology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Corresponding
Member, Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor
A.M. Afanas’ev has died on 10 August 2010 after long
and serious illness at the age of 73.
Professor Afanas’ev was born on June 8, 1938 in
Moscow. In 1960, he graduated from the Moscow
Engineering Physics Institute. In 1963, he graduated
from the postgraduate Kurchatov Institute of Nuclear
Energy, and then carried out research at this institute.
Since 1989, he worked as head of the Laboratory of
“Physics of surfaces and microelectronic structures”
at the Institute of Physical Technology of the Russian
Academy of Sciences. He defended his candidate dis
sertation “Theory of hyperfine structure of the Möss
bauer line” in 1965 and defended his doctoral disser
tation “Theory of the dynamic interaction of radiation
with matter” in 1971. He was elected a corresponding
member of Russian Academy of Sciences in the
Branch of Informatics, Computer Science, and Auto
mation of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1984.
He has supervised four doctoral and eight candidate
dissertations. Afanas’ev authored or coauthored over
250 scientific papers, including one monograph and
he is State Prize laureate of 1976.
Professor Afanas’ev was a leading expert in solid
state physics, micro and nanoelectronics materials
diagnostics by gammaresonance spectroscopy and
Afanas’ev Aleksandr Mikhailovich