Prof. David Zitoun

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Associate Professor
Bldg. 206, Room B236. Laboratory Phone: 03-7384513
Reception Hours
Sunday-Thursday, 8-18

Academic carreer:

2014-         : Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University

2009 - 2014: Senior lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University

2004 - 2009:      Senior lecturer, Universite Montpellier II, France


1995 - 1999: M.Sc., Physical Chemistry Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France
2000 - 2003: Ph.D., Coordination Chemistry Universite Toulouse III, France
2003 - 2004: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Inorganic chemistry, Nanowire Research Laboratory, Department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A. (Professor Peidong Yang).



Bottom-up approach of nano-devices

The aim of the laboratory is to elaborate nano-components for batteries, fuel cells, redox-flow batteries and sensors. The laboratory works on the integration of these nano-building blocks in devices.

Dr Zitoun's lab develops an alternative route to elaborate thin films using wet chemistry deposition. Two major routes are explored; the first one consists in the colloidal synthesis of nanospheres and nanowires which are spread on the substrate by wet coating. In a second approach, the molecular precursor is directly targeted to the substrate and reacts in situ. The lab synthesizes reactive organometallic complexes and studies the thermolysis, photolysis and chemical reduction of these complexes. Dr. Zitoun brings a major achievement with the use of designed reactive organometallic precursors that could be decomposed to form metallic coatings down to room temperature. This approach allows direct synthesis on the desired substrate (metallic, plastic...) with the use of standard coating equipment and/or state of the art research equipment, like Atomic Layer Deposition.

Particular research areas (projects):

1. Nanomaterials

2. Energy storage

3. Magnetism


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95. Scalable Silver Oxo-Sulfide Catalyst for Electrochemical Water Splitting

V Shokhen, Y Kostikov, I Borge-Durán, Y Gershinsky, I Grinberg, G.D. Nessim, D. Zitoun ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2019

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94. Self-faceting of emulsion droplets as a route to solid icosahedra and other polyhedra Orlando Marin, Maria Alesker, Shani Guttman, Gregory Gershinsky, Eitan Edri, Hagay Shpaisman, Rodrigo E. Guerra, David Zitoun, Moshe Deutsch, Eli Sloutskin Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 538 (2019) 541–545

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93. The electrochemical sodiation of FeSb2: new insights from operando 57Fe Synchrotron Mössbauer and Xray Absorption Spectroscopy

Marcus Fehse, Dimitrios Bessas, Ali Darwiche, Abdelfattah Mahmoud, Guy Rahamim, Camille Lafontaine, David Zitoun, Raphael Hermann, Laure Monconduit, Lorenzo Stievano, Moulay Tahar Sougrati    Batteries & Supercaps, 2018

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92. Inorganic Nanowires for Sensing Applications

Guy Rahamim, Sokhrab Aliev, David Zitoun, 2018 Elsevier


91. Fast kinetics in free-standing porous Cu3P anode for Li-ion batteries

Valeria Yarmiayev, Yana Miroshnikov, Gregory Gershinsky, Victor Shokhen, David Zitoun

Electrochimica Acta 2018, 292, 846-854

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90. Leveraging Commercial Silver Inks as Oxidation Reduction Reaction Catalysts in Alkaline Medium

Shlomi Polani, Naftali Kanovsky, and David Zitoun ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2018, 1, 3075−3079

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89. From the Sea to Hydrobromic Acid: Polydopamine Layer As Corrosion Protective Layer on Platinum Electrocatalyst

Gregory Gershinsky, Pilkhaz Nanikashvili, Ran Elazari, and David Zitoun

ACS Appl. Energy Mater.20181 (9), pp 4678–4685

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88. Direct Chemical Synthesis of Lithium Sub-Stochiometric Olivine Li0.7Co0.75Fe0.25PO4 coated with Reduced Graphene Oxide as Oxygen Evolution Reaction Electrocatalyst

Yelena Gershinsky, David Zitoun ACS Catalysis, 20188, 8715–8725

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87. Operando Micro-Raman Study Revealing Enhanced Connectivity of Plasmonic Metals Decorated Silicon Anodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yana Miroshnikov, Junfeng Yang, Victor Shokhen, Maria Alesker, Gregory Gershinsky, Alexander Kraytsberg, Yair Ein-Eli and David Zitoun ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 20181 (3), pp 1096–1105

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86. Bifunctional Electrocatalysis on Pd-Ni Core–Shell Nanoparticles for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Medium

Meital Shviro, Shlomi Polani, Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, and David Zitoun D. Zitoun, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 1701666

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85. Electron beam patterning for writing of positively charged gold colloidal nanoparticles

Hadar Zafri & Jonathan Azougi & Olga Girshevitz, Zeev Zalevsky and David Zitoun J Nanopart Res (2018) 20: 34

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84. meso-Tetrahydroxyphenylchlorin-Conjugated Gold Nanoparticles as a Tool To Improve Photodynamic Therapy

Elina Haimov, Hana Weitman, Shlomi Polani, Hadas Schori, David Zitoun and Orit Shefi ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (3), pp 2319–2327

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83. Large-scale synthesis of polyhedral Ag nanoparticles for printed electronics

Shlomi Polani, Semyon Melamed, Luba Burlaka, Fernando De La Vegab and David Zitoun RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 54326-54331

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82. Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Networks Grown on Silicon Nanoparticles as Li-Ion Anodes

Gal Grinbom, Merav Muallem, Anat Itzhak, David Zitoun, and Gilbert D. Nessim J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (46), 25632–25640

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81. FeSi4P4 : An atypical electrochemical mechanism for a novel negative electrode for Li- and Na-ion batteries

Gaël Coquil, Julien Fullenwarth, Gal Grinbom, Moulay Tahar Sougrati, Lorenzo Stievano, David Zitoun, Laure Monconduit J. Power Sources 2017, 372, 196-203

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80. Operando Plasmon Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy in Silicon Anodes for Li-ion Battery

Yana Miroshnikov, David Zitoun J. Nanoparticle Res. 2017, 19, 372

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79.  Platinum-Group Metal Grown on Vertically Aligned MoS2 as Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

V Shokhen, D Zitoun Electrochimica Acta 2017, 257, 49-55

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78. On the impact of Vertical Alignment of MoS2 for Efficient Lithium Storage

Victor Shokhen, Yana Miroshnikov, Gregory Gershinsky, Noam Gotlib, Chen Stern, Doron Naveh, David Zitoun Scientific Reports 2017 7, 3280

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77. Photo-Crosslinkable Colloids: From Fluid Structure and Dynamics of Spheres to Suspensions of Ellipsoids

Avner Cohen, Masha Alesker, Andrew Schofield, David Zitoun, Elie Sloutskin Gels 2016 2 (4), 29

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76. Studies of a layered-spinel Li [Ni 1/3 Mn 2/3] O 2 cathode material for Li-ion batteries synthesized by a hydrothermal precipitation

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PK Nayak, J Grinblat, M Levi, E Levi, D Zitoun, B Markovsky, D Aurbach

Materials Science and Engineering: B, 2016



75. Magnetism in olivine-type LiCo1−xFexPO4cathode materials: bridging theory and experiment                                           Download article

V Singh, Y Gershinsky, M Kosa, M Dixit, D Zitoun, DT Major

Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 2016,



74. Palladium/nickel bifunctional electrocatalyst for hydrogen oxidation reaction in alkaline membrane fuel cell          Download article

Masha Alesker, Miles Page, Meital Shviro, Gregory Gershinsky, Yair Paska, Dario Dekel, David Zitoun Journal of Power Sources 2016, 304, 332-339



73. Layering in sedimenting nanoparticle suspensions: The order-inducing role of randomness                                         Download article

PM Nanikashvili, Y Kapilov-Buchman, LL Israel, JP Lellouche, D Zitoun, ...

Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2015, 483, 248-256



72. Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions                                                                    Download article

I Bakos, A Paszternák, D Zitoun

Electrochimica Acta, 2015,  176, 1074-1082



71. Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites (HOIPs): Opportunities and Challenges

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J Berry, T Buonassisi, DA Egger, G Hodes, L Kronik, YL Loo, I Lubomirsky, ...

Advanced Materials, 2015, 27 (35), 5102-5112


70. Hollow octahedral and cuboctahedral nanocrystals of ternary Pt–Ni–Au alloys

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M Shviro, S Polani, D Zitoun

Nanoscale, 2015, 7 (32), 13521-13529



69. Silicon/Hollow γ-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles as Efficient Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries

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G Grinbom, D Duveau, G Gershinsky, L Monconduit, D Zitoun

Chemistry of Materials, 2015, 27 (7), 2703-2710



68. Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

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A Paszternák, D Zitoun

Science of Advanced Materials, 2015, 7 (3), 489-495



67. Magnetism in olivine-type LiCo 1− x Fe x PO 4 cathode materials: bridging theory and experiment

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V Singh, Y Gershinsky, M Kosa, M Dixit, D Zitoun, DT Major

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17 (46), 31202-31215




66. HOR in Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells: Hollow Octahedral Electrocatalysts

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M Shviro, S Polani, D Zitoun

ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting (October 5-9, 2014)



65. Organometallic Deposition of Nickel: An Electroless Route to Nanoscale Films

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M Shviro, A Paszternak, D Zitoun

ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting (October 5-9, 2014)



64. Operando Electron Magnetic Measurements in Li-Ion Batteries

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ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting (October 5-9, 2014)


63. Oxidation pathways towards Si amorphous layers or nanocrystalline powders as Li-ion batteries anodes                         Download article

K Annou, M Pelosi, G Gershinsky, F Favier, Y Cuminal, M Tillard, D Zitoun

Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 2014, 3 (3), 1-9




62. Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film

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A Paszternák, M Shviro, D Zitoun

Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2014, 16 (8), 1-9



61. Critical Onset of Layering in Sedimenting Suspensions of Nanoparticles

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AV Butenko, PM Nanikashvili, D Zitoun, E Sloutskin

Physical review letters, 2014, 112 (18), 188301



60. Tip enhanced silver growth on shaped controlled nickel nanocrystals

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M Shviro, D Zitoun

The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2014, C 118 (19), 10455-10462


59. Synthesis in gas and liquid phase: general discussion

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P Davies, P Papakonstantinou, N Martin, I Kratochvílová, C Ewels, ...

Faraday discussions, 2014,  173, 115-135




58. Applications, composites, and devices: general discussion

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SK Bikkarolla, M Baxendale, C Ewels, T Enoki, K Kaneko, N Martín, ...

Faraday discussions, 2014, 173, 429-443



57. Functionalisation, separation and solvation: general discussion

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N Martín, P Davies, C Ewels, V Falko, K Prassides, T Enoki, S Hu, R Mora, ...

Faraday discussions, 2014, 173, 337-349



56.Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template


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András Paszternák, Meital Shviro, Lajos Nyikos, and David Zitoun

Journal of Nanomaterials, 2014, 2014, 8610

55. Reaction mechanism of “Amine-Borane Route” towards Sn, Ni, Pd, Pt nanoparticles

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Ortal Lidor-Shalev and David Zitoun

RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 63603-63610


54. Do we Need Covalent Bonding of Si nanoparticles on Graphene Oxide for Li-ion Batteries?

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Yana Miroshnikov, Gal Grinbom, Gregory Gershinsky, Gilbert D. Nessim, David Zitoun*

Faraday Discussions, 2014, 173 (1), 391 - 402


53. Organometallic Deposition of Ultrasmooth Nanoscale Ni film

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A. Paszternák, M. Shviro, D. Zitoun* J. Nano. Res. 2014, 16, 2534


52. Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles


A. Paszternák, D. Zitoun*

Sci. Adv. Mater. 7, 489-495 (2015)


51. Oxidation Pathways Towards Si Amorphous Layers or Nanocrystalline Powders as Li-ion Batteries Anodes

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K. Annou, M. Pelosi, F. Favier, Y. Cuminal, M. Tillard, D. Zitoun*

Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 2014, 3, 32


50. Tip enhanced Silver Growth on Shaped Controlled Nickel Nanocrystals

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M. Shviro and D. Zitoun*

J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 10455


49. Critical onset of layering in sedimenting suspensions of nanoparticles

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A.V. Butenko, P.M. Nanikashvili, D. Zitoun, and E. Sloutskin*

Physical Review Letters 2014, 112, 188301


48. Denser fluids of charge-stabilized colloids form denser sediments

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P.M. Nanikashvili, A.V. Butenko, S.R. Liber, D. Zitoun* and E. Sloutskin*

Soft Matter 2014, 10 (27), 4913 - 4921


47. Operando Electron Magnetic Measurements in Li-ion Batteries

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G. Gershinsky, E. Bar, L. Monconduit, D. Zitoun

Energy and Environmental Science 2014, 7, 2012




46. Ge nanoparticles by direct oxidation of Zintl alloys and their electrochemical behavior as anodes of Li-ion batteries

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M. Pelosi, M.Tillard. D. Zitoun J. Nano. Res. 2013, 15, 1872.


45. Nickel Nanoparticles Stabilized by Luminescent Labile Ligands

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, M. Shviro, M. Eckstain-Levi, L. Benisvy, D. Zitoun Top. Catal. 2013, 56, 1184


44. Zigzag Shape Nickel Nanowires via Organometallic Template Free Route

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M. Shviro, A. Paszternák, A. Chelly, D. Zitoun J. Nano. Res. 2013, 15, 1823


43. Ag Dewetting in Cu@Ag Monodisperse Core−Shell Nanoparticles

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A. Muzikansky, P. Nanikashvili, J. Grinblat, D. Zitoun J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117(6), 3093-3100


42. Nickel nanocrystals: cubes, pyramids and tetrapods from fast reaction

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M. Shviro and D. Zitoun RSC Adv., 2013, 3 (5), 1380 - 1387




41. Silver Nanowires and Nanoparticles from a millifluidic reactor: Application to Metal assisted Silicon Etching

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R. Gottesman, A. Tangy, I. Oussadon, D. Zitoun New J. Chem. 2012, 36, 2456-2459


40. Studies on the structural, electrical and magnetic properties of LaCrO3, LaCr0.5Cu0.5O3 and LaCr0.5Fe0.5O3 by sol–gel method

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. V.D. Nithya, R. Jacob Immanuel, S.T. Senthilkumar, C. Sanjeeviraja, I. Perelshtein ,D. Zitoun, R. Kalai Selvan Materials Research Bulletin 2012, 47, 1861–1868


39. Low temperature template free route to nickel thin films and nanowires

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. M. Shviro and D. Zitoun Nanoscale 2012, 4, 762-767




38. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Investigation of Manganese Doping in ZnL (L = O, S, Se, Te) Nanocrystals


S. Bhattacharyya, D. Zitoun, A. Gedanken Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 2011, 3(4), 541-549.


37. New topotactic synthetic route to mesoporous silicon carbide

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P.-C. Gao, Y. Lei, A. F. Cardozo Perez, K. Rajoua, D. Zitoun, F. Favier  J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 15798-15805


36. Thermal low spin–high spin equilibrium of Fe(II) in thiospinels CuFe0.5(Sn(1_x)Tix)1.5S4 (0rxr1)

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M. Womes, C. Reibel, A. Mari, D. Zitoun Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2011, 184, 753–763


35. Magnetic properties of Cd1−xMnxTe/C nanocrystals

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S. Bhattacharyya, D. Zitoun, A. Gedanken Nanotechnology 2011, 22, 075703





34. Luminescent and Ferromagnetic CdS:Mn2+/C Core-Shell Nanocrystals

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S. Bhattacharyya, Y. Estrin, D. H. Rich, D. Zitoun, Y. Koltypin, A. Gedanken  J. Phys. Chem. C  2010, 114, 22002–22011


33. CoFe2O4−TiO2 and CoFe2O4−ZnO Thin Film Nanostructures Elaborated from Colloidal Chemistry and Atomic Layer Deposition

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G. Clavel, C. Marichy, M.-G. Willinger, S. Ravaine, D. Zitoun, N Pinna  Langmuir 2010, 26, 18400


32. Comparative study of NiSb2 and FeSb2 as negative electrodes for Li-ion batteries

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C. Villevieille, C.M. Ionica-Bousquet, B. Fraisse, D. Zitoun, M. Womes, J.C. Jumas, L. Monconduit

Solid State Ion. 2011, 192, 351-353





31. Tailoring the magnetic anisotropy in CoRh nanoalloys

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Munoz-Navia, M; Dorantes-Davila, J; Zitoun, D, Amiens C, Jaouen N, Rogalev A, Respaud M, Pastor GM
Appl. Phys. Lett
.  2009, 95 (23), 233107

 30. Comparison of the Electrochemical Lithiation/Delithiation Mechanisms of FePx (x = 1, 2, 4) Based Electrodes in Li-ion Batteries

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S. Boyanov, D. Zitoun, M. Menetrier, J.C. Jumas, M. Womes, L. Monconduit

J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113 (51), 21441


29. Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Magnetic Measurements As Complementary Techniques for the Phase Analysis of FeP Electrodes Cycling in Li-Ion Batteries

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S. Boyanov, M. Womes, L. Monconduit, D. Zitoun

Chem. Mater. 2009,  21 (15), 3684


28. Transition Metal-Doped ZrO2 and HfO2 Nanocrystals

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A. Pucci, G. Clavel, M.-G. Willinger, D. Zitoun, N. Pinna

J. Phys. Chem. C  2009, 113 (28), 12048


27. Atomic scale characterization of tin based intermetallic anodes

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S. Naille, R. Dedryvère, D. Zitoun, P.E. Lippens

J. Power Sources, 2009, 189, 806.


26. Structural Versatility of the e-SmGax Phase: X-Ray, Electron Diffraction, and DFT Studies.

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Monique Tillard, David Zitoun, Claude Belin

Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 2399.


25. A One-step, Template-free Synthesis, Characterization, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Zn1-xMnxTe Nanosheets

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S. Bhattacharyya, D. Zitoun, Y. Estrin, O. Moshe, D. H. Rich and A. Gedanken

Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, 326.


24. Microwave Synthesis of a Long-Lasting Phosphor

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J. S. Filhol, D. Zitoun, L. Bernaud and A. Manteghetti

J. Chem. Ed.  2009, 86, 72.





23. One-pot fabrication and magnetic studies of Mn-doped TiO2 nanocrystals with an encapsulating carbon layer

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S. Bhattacharyya, D. Zitoun, A. Pucci and A. Gedanken

Nanotechnology  2008, 19,495711.


22. One-Pot Synthesis and Characterization of Mn2+-doped Wurtzite CdSe Nanocrystals Encapsulated with Carbon

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S. Bhattacharyya, D. Zitoun and A. Gedanken

J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 7624.


21. New synthesis method of a silicon nanocomposite anode for Li-ion batteries.

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Laurence Lacroix-Orio, Monique Tillard, David Zitoun, Claude Belin

Chem. Mater. 2008, 20(4); 1212-1214


20. Manganese Doped Zirconia Nanocrystals

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Guylhaine Clavel, Marc-Georg Willinger, David Zitoun*, Nicola Pinna*

Eur. J. Inorg. Chem 2008, 6, 863.


19. Nanostructured transition metal phosphide as negative electrode for lithium-ion batteries

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K. Annou,S. Boyanov,C. Villevieille, M. Pelosi, D. Zitoun,L. Monconduit

Ionics 2008, 14 (3), 183.


18. Magnetic properties of CoNRhM nanoparticles: experiment and theory

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M. Muñoz-Navia, J. Dorantes-Dávila, D. Zitoun, C. Amiens, B. Chaudret, M.-J. Casanove, P. Lecante, N. Jaouen, A. Rogalev, M. Respaud and G. M. Pastor

Faraday Discuss2008, 138, 181.




17. Size Dependent Enhancement of Spin and Orbital Magnetism in CoRh Nanoparticles


M. Muñoz-Navia, J. Dorantes-Dávila, C. Amiens, B. Chaudret, D. Zitoun, M.-J. Casanove, P. Lecante, N. Jaouen, A. Rogalev, M. Respaud, G. M. Pastor

MRS Proceedings 2007, 998, 998-J01-02


16. Solvent dependent shape and magnetic properties of doped ZnO Nanostructures

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Guylhaine Clavel, Marc-Georg Willinger, David Zitoun*, Nicola Pinna*

Adv. Funct. Mater.2007, 17, 3159.


15. Three Novel Phases in the Sm-Co-Ga System. Syntheses, Crystal, Electronic Structures and Properties

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YongZhong Jia, Claude Belin*, Monique Tillard*, Laurence Lacroix-Orio, David Zitoun, GuoHua Feng

Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 4177



 14. Magnetic properties of cobalt and manganese doped ZnO nanowires


G. Clavel, N. Pinna, D. Zitoun,

Phys. Stat. Sol. (a), 2007, 1, 118





13. Solution-grown Zinc Oxide Nanowires

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Greene LE, Yuhas BD, Law M, Zitoun D, Yang P

Inorg. Chem 2006, 45 (19): 7535-7543


12. Transition-metal doped zinc oxide nanowires

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Yuhas BD, Zitoun D, Pauzauskie P, He R, Yang P

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 420


11. Single crystal manganese oxide multipods by oriented attachment

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Zitoun D,* Pinna N, Frolet N, Belin C

J. Am. Chem. Soc 2005, 127, 15034


10. Structural study of bimetallic CoxRh1-x nanoparticles: Size and composition effects

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Fromen MC, Lecante P, Casanove MJ, Guillemaud PB, Zitoun D, Amiens C, Chaudret B, Respaud M, Benfield

Physical Review B 2004, 69, 235416


9. Bimetallic Co1-xRhx and Co1-xRux alloyed nanoparticles: size induced enhanced magnetisation.

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Zitoun D, Respaud M, Fromen M. C. ; Casanove, M.J.; Lecante, P. ; Amiens C, Chaudret B.

J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 2004 , 272-76, 1536


8. Self-organisation of CoRh nanoparticles on chemical nanopatterns

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C. Martin, D. Zitoun, L. Ressier, F. Carcenac, O.Margeat, C. Amiens, B. Chaudret, M. Respaud, J.-P. Peyrade, C. Vieu

J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 2004 , 272-76, E1363-E1365


7. Synthesis and magnetic properties of nanoscale bimetallic CoRh and CoRu particles

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Zitoun D, Respaud M, Fromen M. C. ; Casanove, M.J.; Lecante, P. ; Amiens C, Chaudret B.

J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107, 6997.


6. Magnetic nanoparticles through organometallic synthesis: Evolution of the magnetic properties from isolated nanoparticles to organised nanostructures.

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Dumestre F, Martinez S, Zitoun D, Fromen M.C., Casanove M.J., Lecante P., Respaud M.,Serres A., Benfield R.E., Amiens C, Chaudret B

Faraday Discussions,2003, 125, 4.


5. Synthesis and magnetic properties of nanoscale bimetallic Co1Rh1 particles

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Zitoun D, Respaud M, Fromen M. C. ; Casanove, M.J.; Lecante, P. ; Amiens C, Chaudret B.

New J. Phys.  2002, 4, 77.


4. Magnetic enhancement in nanoscale CoRh particles

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Zitoun D, Respaud M, Fromen M. C. ; Casanove, M.J.; Lecante, P. ; Amiens C, Chaudret B.

Phys. Rev. Lett.   2002, 89 (3), 037203.


3. Structural and magnetic study of bimetallic Co1-xRhx particles

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Fromen MC, Serres A, Zitoun D, Respaud M, Amiens C, Chaudret B ; Lecante, P ; Casanove, M.J.

J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 2002, 242, 610-612.


2. Size and composition effects in the structure and properties of polymer protected bimetallic particles

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Casanove, M.J.; Lecante, P.; Fromen, M.C.; Respaud, M.; Zitoun, D.; Pan, C.; Philippot, K.; Amiens, C.; Chaudret, B.; Dassenoy, F.

Nanoparticulate Materials. Symposium Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 2002, 704, 349-354.


1. Covalent linking of beta-slabs of EDT-TTF moieties: Bis(ethylenedithiotetrathiafulvalenyl)-ethane and its 1 : 1 radical cation salt with Au(CN)(2)(-)
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Fourmigue M, Meziere C, Canadell E, Zitoun D et al.

Adv. Mater. 1999, 11 (9): 766-769.



Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

  1. Nouveaux matériaux contenant des éléments du groupe 14

D. Zitoun, C. Belin, M. Tillard, L. Lacroix-Orio Patent FR07/01282


  1. Nouveaux matériaux contenant des éléments du groupe 14

D. Zitoun, C. Belin, M. Tillard, L. Lacroix-Orio, M. Pelosi Patent FR08/03601


  1. Novel Materials Including Elements of group 14

D. Zitoun, C. Belin, M. Tillard, L. Lacroix-Orio, M. Pelosi Patent WO 2008/122711


  1. Procédé de synthèse d'aluminates de métaux alcalino-terreux

J.S. Filhol, D. Zitoun, A. Manteghetti Patent FR2922545



D. Zitoun, G. Gershinsky, P. Nanikashvili Provisional patent application (2017)   62/467,260



D. Zitoun, M. Shviro. M. Alesker Provisional patent application (2017)   62/541,810



D. Zitoun, G. Rahamim Provisional patent application (2018) 62/



Provisional patent application (2018) US 62/661,150




Research Group

Lab Manager

Anya Muzikansky

Staff Scientists:                                        

Dr. Pilkhaz Nanikashvili

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

Yana Miroshnikov

Dr. Vineesh Thazhe Veettil 

PhD Students:

Yelena Gershinsky

Guy Rahamim

Kobby Saadi

Shlomi Polani

Valeria Yarmiayev

Victor Shokhen

Samuel Hardisty

Melina Zysler

Yaakov Mandelbaum

MSc. students:

 Ilai Landau

Meir Golan

Zhanna Tatus Portnoy

Tal Klingbell

Michael Mirilashvili


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