Prof. Arie Zaban

Prof.
BINA Nanocenter - Head
Prof. Arie Zaban
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Education:

      

Postdoctorate in photophysics and photoelectrochemistry, National Renewable

Energy Laboratory (NREL).

A research on dye sensitized solar cells and organic semiconductors.

(Supervisors: Dr. A. J. Nozik and Dr. B. A. Gregg).

 

 

Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Bar-Ilan University Israel,

Thesis: "Impedance spectroscopy of active metals in polar aprotic solutions".

 

 

B.Sc. in Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University Israel,

 

 

Awards:

  

2015 The Israel Chemical Society Research Excellence Prize
2011 The Israeli Vacuum Society (IVS) Research Excellence Prize

2007:

Michael Landau Research Prize in Renewable Energy

2001:

The Israel Chemical Society Prize for Outstanding Young Scientist.

1998:

Mifal Hapayis Found: Michael Landau Excellent PhD Prize.

 

 

 

Publications

69.     Chappel, S.; Grinis, L.; Ofir, A.; Zaban, A., Extending the Current Collector Into the Nanoporous Matrix of Dye Sensitised Electrodes. J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 1643-1647

70.     Ruhle, S.; Greenshtein, M.; Chen, S. G.; Merson, A.; Pizem, A.; Sukenik, C. S.; Cahen, D.; Zaban, A., Molecular Adjustment of the Electronic Properties of Nanoporous Electrodes in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2005, 109, 18907-18913.

71.     Salvador, P.; Hidalgo, M. G.; Zaban, A.; Bisquert, J., Illumination Intensity Dependence of the Photovoltage in Nanostructured TiO2 Dye-sensitized Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. 2005, 109, 15915-15926.

72.     Dittrich, T.; Ofir, A.; Tirosh, S.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A., Influence of the porosity on diffusion and lifetime in porous TiO2 layers. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2006, 88, 182110.

73.     Fabregat-Santiago, F.; Randriamahazaka, H.; Zaban, A.; Garcia-Canadas, J.; Garcia-Belmonte, G.; Bisquert, J., Chemical capacitance of nanoporous-nanocrystalline TiO2 in a room temperature ionic liquid. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2006, 8, 1827-1833.

74.     Govindaraji, S.; Nakache, P.; Marks, V.; Pomerantz, Z.; Zaban, A.; Lellouche, J.-P., Novel Carboxylated Pyrrole- and Carbazole-Based Monomers. Synthesis and Electro-Oxidation Features. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 9139-9143.

75.     Ofir, A.; Dittrich, T.; Tirosh, S.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A., Influence of sintering temperature, pressing and conformal coatings on electron diffusion in electrophoretically deposited porous TiO2. J. Appl. Phys. 2006, 100, 74317.

76.     Tirosh, S.; Dittrich, T.; Ofir, A.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A., Influence of ordering in porous TiO2 layers on electron diffusion. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2006, 110, 16165 - 16168.

77.     Walker, D.; Chappel, S.; Mahammed, A.; Brunschwig, B. S.; Winkler, J. R.; Gray, H. B.; Zaban, A.; Gross, Z., Corrole-sensitized TiO2 solar cells. J. Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2006, 10, 1259-1262.

78.     Abayev, I.; Zaban, A.; Kytin, V. G.; Danilin, A. A.; Garcia-Belmonte, G.; Bisquert, J., Properties of the electronic density of states in TiO2 nanoparticles surrounded with aqueous electrolyte. J. Solid State Electrochem. 2007, 11, 647-653.

79.     Dressler, D. H.; Landau, A.; Zaban, A.; Mastai, Y., Sub-micrometer polarimetry of chiral surfaces using near-field scanning optical microscopy. Chem. Commun. 2007, 945-947.

80.     Pol, V. G.; Langsam, Y.; Zaban, A., Application of Microwave Superheating for the Synthesis of TiO2 Rods. Langmuir 2007, 23, 211-216.

81.     Pol, V. G.; Zaban, A., Growing TiO2-Based Pillars by Chemisorbed Nanotitania Followed by Annealing. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2007, 111, 14574-14578.

82.     Pomerantz, Z.; Garcia-Belmonte, G.; Joseph, A.; Lellouche, J.-P.; Bisquert, J.; Zaban, A., The Effect of Ion-Polymer Binding on Ionic Diffusion in Dicarbazole-Based Conducting Polymers. Electrochem. Acta 2007, 52, 6841-6847

83.     Cahen, D.; Frey, G. L.; Zaban, A., Human resources for future alternative-energy research. Nature Materials 2008, 7 (2), 93-93.

84.     Dor, S.; Dittrich, T.; Ofir, A.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A., Post-pressing dependence of the effective electron diffusion coefficient in electrophoretically prepared nanoporous ZnO and TiO2 films. J. Mater. Res. 2008, 23, 975-980.

85.     Grinis, L.; Dor, S.; Ofir, A.; Zaban, A., Electrophoretic deposition and compression of titania nanoparticle films for dye-sensitized solar cells. J. Photochem.Photobiol. A: Chemistry 2008, 198, 52–59.

86.     Grinis, L.; Ofir, A.; Dor, S.; Yahav, S.; Zaban, A., Collector-shell mesoporous electrodes for dye sensitized solar cells. Israel J. Chem. 2008, 48, 269–275.

87.     Lipp, J.; Makarov, C.; Khalfin, R. L.; Shuster, M.; Berenstein, L.; Melamed, O.; Odani, A.; Zaban, A.; Cohen, Y., Evaluation of Nanoparticle Dispersion in Polypropylene by Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering. J. Appl. Polymer Sci. 2008, 109, 350-354.

88.     Ofir, A.; Dor, S.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A.; Dittrich, T.; Bisquert, J., Porosity dependence of electron percolation in nanoporous TiO2 layers. J. Chem. Phys. 2008, 128, 64703.

89.     Ofir, A.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A., Direct measurement of the recombination losses via the transparent conductive substrate in dye sensitized solar cells. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2008, 112, 2779-2783.

90.     Pol, V. G.; Koren, E.; Zaban, A., Fabrication of Continuous Conducting Gold Wires by Electrospinning. Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 3055-3062.

91.     Pomerantz, Z.; Levi1, M. D.; Salitra, G.; Demadrille, R.; Fisyuk, A.; Zaban, A.; Aurbach, D.; Pron, A., UV-Vis-NIR spectroelectrochemical and in-situ conductance studies of unusual stability of n and p-doped poly(dimethyldioctylquaterthiophene -alt-oxadiazole) under high cathodic and anodic polarizations. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2008, 10, 1032-1042.

92.     Pomerantz, Z.; Zaban, A.; Ghosh, S.; Lellouche, J.-P.; Garcia-Belmonte, G.; Bisquert, J., Capacitance, spectroelectrochemistry and conductivity of polarons and bipolarons in a polydicarbazole based conducting polymer. Electranal. Chem. 2008, 614, 49-60.

93.     Ruhle, S.; Greenwald, S.; Koren, E.; Zaban, A., Optical Waveguide Enhanced Photovoltaics. Optics Express 2008, 16, 21801-21806.

94.     Zhang, J.; Zaban, A., Efficiency Enhancement in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by In Situ Passivation of the Sensitized Nanoporous Electrode with Li2CO3 Electrochim. Acta 2008, 53, 5670-5674.

95.     Bar, G.; Strum, G.; R.Gvishi; Larina, N.; Lokshin, V.; Khodorkovsky, V.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A.; Kiryuschev, I., A new approach for design of organic electrochromic devices with inter-digitated electrode structure. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 2009, 93, 2118-2124.

96.     Dor, S.; Grinis, L.; Ruhle, S.; Zaban, A., Electrochemistry in mesoporous electrods: The influence of Nano porosity on the chemical potential of the electrolyte in dye sensitized solar cells. J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 2022-2027.

97.     Dor, S.; Rühle, S.; Ofir, A.; Adler, M.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A., The Influence of Suspension Composition and Deposition Mode on the Electrophoretic Deposition of TiO2 Nanoparticle Agglomerates Colloids and Surfaces A. 2009, 342, 70-75.

98.     Rühle, S.; Segal, A.; Vilan, A.; Kurtz, S. R.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A.; Lubomirsky, I.; Cahen, D., A two junction, four terminal photovoltaic device for enhanced light to electric power conversion using a low cost dichroic mirror. J. Renewable and Sustainable Energ. 2009, 1, 013106-1-013106-6.

99.     Shalom, M.; Dor, S.; Rühle, S.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A., Core / CdS Quantum Dot / Shell Mesoporous Solar Cells with Improved Stability and Efficiency Using an Amorphous TiO2 Coating. J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 3895-3898.

100.   Shalom, M.; Ruhle, S.; Hod, I.; Yahav, S.; Zaban, A., Energy Level Alignment in CdS Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells Using Molecular Dipoles. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131 (29), 9876-9877.

101.   Barea, E. M.; Shalom, M.; Giménez, S.; Hod, I.; Mora-Seró, I.; Zaban, A.; Bisquert, J., Design of Injection and Recombination in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132  6834-6839.

102.   Buhbut, S.; Itzhakov, S.; Tauber, E.; Shalom, M.; Hod, I.; Geiger, T.; Garini, Y.; Oron, D.; Zaban, A., Built-in Quantum Dot Antennas in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. ACS Nano 2010, 4, 1293–1298.

103.   Buhbut, S.; Rudnitsky, A.; Rosenbluh, M.; Zaban, A.; Zalevsky, Z., Polarizing and spectrally selective photonic device based upon dielectric nanorods. Microelectronic Engineering 2010, 87, 1319-1322.

104.   Genish, I.; Irzh, A.; Gedanken, A.; Anderson, A.; Zaban, A.; Klein, L., Coating dielectric substrates by plasma-reduction of metallic ions in solvents. Surface & Coatings Technology 2010, 204, 1347-1352.

105.   Grinis, L.; Kotlyar, S.; Rühle, S.; Grinblat, J.; Zaban, A., Conformal Nano-Sized Inorganic Coatings on Mesoporous TiO2 Films for Low ‎Temperature Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Fabrication. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 282-288.

106.   Hod, I.; Shalom, M.; Tachan, Z.; Rühle, S.; Zaban, A., SrTiO3 Recombination Inhibiting Barrier Layer for Type II Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 10015-10018.

107.   Plotkin, M.; Hod, I.; Zaban, A.; Boden, S. A.; Bagnall, D. M.; Galushko, D.; Bergman, D. J., Solar energy harvesting in the epicuticle of the oriental hornet (Vespa orientalis). Naturwissenschaften 2010, 97 (12), 1067-1076.

108.   Rühle, S.; Shalom, M.; Zaban, A., Quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells. ChemPhysChem 2010, 11, 2290 - 2304.

109.   Salant, A.; Shalom, M.; Hod, I.; Faust, A.; Zaban, A.; Banin, U., Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells with Improved Efficiency Prepared Using Electrophoretic Deposition. ACS Nano 2010, 4, 5962-5968.

110.   Shalom, M.; Albero, J.; Tachan, Z.; Martínez-Ferrero, E.; Zaban, A.; Palomares, E., Quantum Dot-Dye bi-Layer Sensitized Solar Cells: Breaking the limits imposed by the low absorbance of dye monolayers. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 1134–1138.

111.   Tachan, Z.; Rühle, S.; Zaban, A., Dye-sensitized solar tubes: A new solar cell design for efficient current collection and improved cell sealing. Solar Energ. Mater. Solar Cells 2010, 94, 317-322.

112.   Bar, G.; Larina, N.; Grinis, L.; Lokshin, V.; Gvishi, R.; Kiryuschev, I.; Zaban, A.; Khodorkovsky, V., RGB Organic Electrochromic Cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2011.

113.   Buhbut, S.; Itzhakov, S.; Oron, D.; Zaban, A., Quantum Dot Antennas for Photo-electrochemical Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2

 (15), 1917–1924

114.   Greenwald, S.; Ruhle, S.; Shalom, M.; Yahav, S.; .Zaban, A., Unpredicted electron injection in CdS/CdSe quantum dot sensitized ZrO2 solar cells. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2011, 13 (43), 19302 - 19306

115.   Hod, I.; Gonzalez-Pedro, V.; Tachan, Z.; Fabregat-Santiago, F.; Mora-Sero, I.; Bisquert, J.; Zaban, A., Dye versus Quantum Dots in Sensitized Solar Cells: Participation of Quantum Dot Absorber in the Recombination Process. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2 (24), 3032-3035.

116.   Hod, I.; Tachan, Z.; Shalom, M.; Zaban, A., Internal Photoreference Electrode: A Powerful Characterization Method for Photoelectrochemical Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. J .Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 1032-1037.

117.   Itzhakov, S.; Buhbut, S.; Tauber, E.; Geiger, T.; Zaban, A.; Oron, D., Design principles of FRET-based dye-sensitized solar cells with buried quantum dot donors. Adv. Energy Mater. 2011, 1 (4), 626-633.

118.   Shalom, M.; Hod, I.; Tachan, Z.; Buhbut, S.; Tirosh, S.; Zaban, A., Quantum dot based anode and cathode for high voltage tandem photo -electrochemical solar cell. Energy & Dynamic Environmental Science 2011, 4, 1874-1879.

119.   Shalom, M.; Tachan, Z.; Bouhadana, Y.; Barad, H. N.; Zaban, A., Illumination Intensity Dependent Electronic Properties in Quantum Dots Sensitized Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2 (16), 1998-2003.

120.   Tachan, Z.; Shalom, M.; Hod, I.; Ruhle, S.; Tirosh, S.; Zaban, A., PbS as a highly catalytic counter electrode for polysulfide-based quantum dot solar cells. J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115 (13), 6162-6166.

121.   Yahav, S. R., Sven; Greenwald, Shlomit; Barad, Hannah-Noa; Shalom, Menny; Zaban, Arie, Efficiency Enhancement of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells using a La Modified TiCl4 Treatment of Mesoporous TiO2 Electrodes. J. Phys. Chem.  C 2011, 115 (43), 21481–21486.

122.   Elbaz, D.; Buhbut, S.; Kupfer, B. Z.; Zaban, A.; Zalevsky, Z., Optical fiber based radial polarizer. Opt. Commun. 2012, 285 (10-11), 2746-2749.

123.   Rühle, S.; Anderson, A.; Barad, H. N.; Kupfer, B.; Bouhadana, Y.; Rosh-Hodesh, E.; Zaban, A., .All Oxide Photovoltaics. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 3755-3764.

124.   Ruhle, S.; Yahav, S.; Greenwald, S.; Zaban, A., The Importance of Recombination at the TCO / Electrolyte Interface for High Efficiency Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012,  (Copyright (C) 2012 American Chemical Society (ACS). All Rights Reserved.), Ahead of Print.

125.   Salant, A.; Shalom, M.; Tachan, Z.; Buhbut, S.; Zaban, A.; Banin, U., Quantum Rod-Sensitized Solar Cell: Nanocrystal Shape Effect on the Photovoltaic Properties. Nano Lett. 2012, 12 (4), 2095-2100.

126.   Shahmoon, A.; Elbaz, D.; Buhbut, S.; Kupfer, B. Z.; Zaban, A.; Zalevsky, Z., Nanorods coated fiber for generating enhanced radially polarized field. Microelectronic Engineering 2012, 98, 414-418.

127.   Shalom, M.; Buhbut, S.; Tirosh, S.; Zaban, A., Design Rules for High-Efficiency Quantum-Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells: A Multilayer Approach. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3 (Copyright (C) 2012 American Chemical Society (ACS). All Rights Reserved.), 2436-2441.

128.   Buhbut, S.; Clifford, J. N.; Kosa, M.; Anderson, A. Y.; Shalom, M.; Major, D. T.; Palomares, E.; Zaban, A., Controlling dye aggregation, injection energetics and catalytic recombination in organic sensitizer based dye cells using a single electrolyte additive. Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6 (10), 3046-3053.

129.   Buhbut, S.; Itzhakov, S.; Hod, I.; Oron, D.; Zaban, A., Photo-Induced Dipoles: A New Method to Convert Photons into Photovoltage in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 4456−4461.

130.   C. Lang, S. R., A. Y. Anderson, A. Zaban, P. Statham, S. Burgess, Non-Destructive Measurement of a Combinatorial Materials Library for All-Oxide Solar Cells. Microsc. Microanal 2013, 19, 1872-1873.

131.   Gottesman, R.; Tirosh, S.; Barad, H.-N.; Zaban, A., Direct Imaging of the Recombination/Reduction Sites in Porous TiO2 Electrodes. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 2822−2828.

132.   Hod, I.; Tachan, Z.; Shalom, M.; Zaban, A., Characterization and control of the electronic properties of a NiO based dye sensitized photocathode. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15 (17), 6339-6343.

133.   Pfeifer, V.; Erhart, P.; Li, S.; Rachut, K.; Morasch, J.; Brotz, J.; Reckers, P.; Mayer, T.; Ruhle, S.; Zaban, A.; Mora-Sero, I.; Bisquert, J.; Jaegermann, W.; Klein, A., Energy Band Alignment Between Anatase and Rutile TiO2. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4 (23), 4182–4187.

134.   Rudnitsky, A.; Zaban, A.; Zalevsky, Z., Passive high ratio sunlight concentration configurations. Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications 2013, 8.

135.   Tachan, Z.; Hod, I.; Shalom, M.; Grinis, L.; Zaban, A., The importance of the TiO2/quantum dots interface in the recombination processes of quantum dot sensitized solar cells. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15 (11), 3841-3845.

136.   Anderson, A. Y.; Bouhadana, Y.; Barad, H.-N.; Kupfer, B.; Rosh-Hodesh, E.; Aviv, H.; Tischler, Y. R.; Ruhle, S.; Zaban, A., Quantum Efficiency and Bandgap Analysis for Combinatorial Photovoltaics: Sorting Activity of Cu-O Compounds in All-Oxide Device Libraries. ACS Comb. Sci. 2014, Ahead of Print.

137.   Bertoluzzi, L.; Herraiz-Cardona, I.; Gottesman, R.; Zaban, A.; Bisquert, J., Relaxation of Electron Carriers in the Density of States of Nanocrystalline TiO2. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5 (4), 689-694.

138.   Gottesman, R.; Haltzi, E.; Gouda, L.; Tirosh, S.; Bouhadana, Y.; Zaban, A.; Mosconi, E.; De Angelis, F., Extremely Slow Photoconductivity Response of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskites Suggesting Structural Changes under Working Conditions. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, Ahead of Print.

139.   Hod, I.; Zaban, A., Materials and Interfaces in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells: Challenges, Advances and Prospects. Langmuir 2014, 30 (25), 7264–7273.

140.   Kazes, M.; Buhbut, S.; Itzhakov, S.; Lahad, O.; Zaban, A.; Oron, D., Photophysics of voltage increase by photoinduced dipole layers in sensitized solar cells. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5 (15), 2717-2722.

141.   Ruehle, S.; Barad, H. N.; Bouhadana, Y.; Keller, D. A.; Ginsburg, A.; Shimanovich, K.; Majhi, K.; Lovrincic, R.; Anderson, A. Y.; Zaban, A., Combinatorial solar cell libraries for the investigation of different metal back contacts for TiO2-Cu2O hetero-junction solar cells. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014, 16 (15), 7066-7073.

142.   Shimanovich, K.; Bouhadana, Y.; Keller, D. A.; Ruhle, S.; Anderson, A. Y.; Zaban, A., Four-point probe electrical resistivity scanning system for large area conductivity and activation energy mapping. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2014, 85 (5), 055103/1-055103/6.

143.   Tachan, Z.; Hod, I.; Zaban, A., The TiO2-Catechol Complex: Coupling Type II Sensitization with Efficient Catalysis of Water Oxidation. Adv. Energy Mater. 2014, 4 (6), n/a.

144.   Keller, D. A.; Ginsburg, A.; Barad, H.-N.; Shimanovich, K.; Bouhadana, Y.; Rosh-Hodesh, E.; Takeuchi, I.; Aviv, H.; Tischler, Y. R.; Anderson, A. Y.; Zaban, A., Utilizing Pulsed Laser Deposition Lateral Inhomogeneity as a Tool in Combinatorial Material Science. ACS Comb. Sci. 2015, 17 (4), 209-216.

145.   Kupfer, B.; Majhi, K.; Keller, D. A.; Bouhadana, Y.; Ruehle, S.; Barad, H. N.; Anderson, A. Y.; Zaban, A., Thin Film Co3O4/TiO2 Heterojunction Solar Cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 2015, 5 (1), 1401007/1-1401007/5.

146.   Pavan, M.; Ruhle, S.; Ginsburg, A.; Keller, D. A.; Barad, H.-N.; Sberna, P. M.; Nunes, D.; Martins, R.; Anderson, A. Y.; Zaban, A.; Fortunato, E., TiO2/Cu2O all-oxide heterojunction solar cells produced by spray pyrolysis. Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 2015, 132, 549-556.

147.   Yosipof, A.; Nahum, O. E.; Anderson, A. Y.; Barad, H.-N.; Zaban, A.; Senderowitz, H., Data Mining and Machine Learning Tools for Combinatorial Material Science of All-Oxide Photovoltaic Cells. Mol. Inf. 2015, Ahead of Print.

Research

Sustainable  energy, Chemistry

 

·         Solar energy.

·         Combinatorial Materials Science for Next Generation Photovoltaics.

·         Nanoporous wide band-gap semiconductor electrodes, single material and core-shell  systems.

·         Nanosize wide band-gap semiconductors with controlled properties via surface control.

·         Low cost spectral splitting for multi-bandgap photovoltaics.

·         Interdigitated organic/inorganic nanosize layers towards the development of low cost “plastic” solar cells and smart polymers.

·          Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC).