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Dr. Victor Krayzman

Research Interests

  • Reverse Monte Carlo studies of local and nanoscale atomic order in electronic ceramics using combined total scattering and EXAFS
  • Determination of electronic and atomic structures of transition metal oxides using X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray scattering


Figure 1(left): Unit cell of a displacively-distorted perovskite.; Figure 2(center): Schematic mechanism underlying the pre-edge structure in Ti K XAFS; Figure 3(right): Atomic configuration used in Reverse Monte Carlo simulations.

Awards and Honors

  • Laureate, All-Russian Competition of International Science Education Society, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • Senior Scientist Fellowship, France, 1996
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, 1971


Physicist, NIST Associate
Ceramics Division
Structure Determination Methods Group

Employment History:

2005-present: NIST Associate, Ceramics Division, NIST
1996-2004: Professor, Dept. of Physics, Rostov State University (RSU), Russia
1987-1996: Head, Laboratory of electronic structure of solids, Institute of Physics, RSU
1974-1987: Researcher, Dept. of theoretical physics, Institute of Physics, RSU


Doctor of Science, Physics of Condensed matter, RSU, 1999
Ph.D., Solid State Physics, RSU, 1978
M.S., Theoretical Physics, RSU,1971


Phone: 301-975-8869
Fax: 301-975-5334