The main topic of the research by Prof.
Dr. E.V. Savchenko is elucidating of a role of
excited states in formation and modification of physical and
chemical properties of solids. Her studies are focused
mainly on model solids – cryomaterials and cryomatrices. E.
Savchenko pioneered studies into the electronically induced
lattice rearrangement resulting in discovery of new
mechanisms of defect formation and a novel phenomenon –
anomalous low-temperature desorption of atoms from
pre-irradiated solids. Crucially new aspects of
cross-connection between nuclear and electronic relaxation
processes resulting in a change of physical and chemical
properties of solids have been revealed. An up-to-date
method of stimulating the relaxation cascades by
chemiluminescent reactions has been developed.