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Yoed Tsur

Associate Professor

Personal Info

Ph.D. 1998, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Research Fields

Alternative energy sources

Impedance spectroscopy measurements

Analysis of impedance spectroscopy results using evolutionary programming techniques

Synthesis and development of oxide materials for nanotechnology Point defect chemistry

Electroceramics and electroceramic devices

Solid oxide fuel cells – novel stack designs

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T. Paul and Y. Tsur, Effect of isovalent doping on grain boundary conductivity for La2Mo2O9 oxide ion conductor: A distribution function of relaxation times approach, Solid State Ionics, 323, 37-43, (2018).

T. Paul and Y. Tsur, A Protocol to Detect the Phase Transition in La2Mo2O9 Oxide Ion Conductor , Materials Letters, 220, 325-327, (2018).

D. Gelman, B. Shvartsev, I. Wallwater, S. Kozokaro, V. Fidelsky, A. Sagy, A. Oz, S. Baltianski, Y. Tsur and Y. Ein-Eli, An Aluminum – Ionic Liquid Interface Sustaining a Durable Al-Air Battery, Journal of Power Sources, 364, 110-120, (2017).

A. Oz, D. Gelman, E. Goren, N. Shomrat, S. Baltianski, and Y. Tsur, A Novel Approach for Supercapacitors Degradation Characterization , Journal of Power Sources, 355, 74-82, (2017).

A. K. Baral and Y. Tsur, Impedance Spectroscopy of Gd-doped Ceria Analyzed by Genetic Programming (ISGP) Method, Solid State Ionics, 304, 145-149, (2017). Doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2017.04.003

A. Oz, D. Gelman, Y. Tsur, K. Singh and V. Thangadurai, Evolutionary Programming Based Approach for SOFC Cathode Characterization: A Case Study on Co-Free Mixed Conducting Perovskites, ECS Trans, 78(1), 2099-2108, (2017).

T. Beitner, S. Baltianski, R. Merkle, Y. Tsur, and I. Riess, Novel Method for Determining the Width of the Electrochemically Active Electrode Area Along the Triple Phase Boundary, Solid State Ionics, 303, 70-77, (2017).

R. Gloukhovski, Y. Tsur, and V. Freger A Nafion-Filled Polycarbonate Track-Etched Composite Membrane with Enhanced Selectivity for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Fuel Cells, 17, 56-66, (2017).

N. Bar, P. Basak, and Y. Tsur, Vibrational and Impedance Spectroscopic Studies of Semi-Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Solid Polymer Electrolytes

N.Shomrat, S.Baltianski, E.Dor, Y.Tsur, The Influence of Doping on Flash Sintering Conditions in SrTi1−xFexO3−δ, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 37, 179–188, (2017).

J. A. Bock, J. H. Chan, Y. Tsur, S. Trolier-McKinstry, C. A. Randall, The Effects of Low Oxygen Activity Conditions on the Phase Equilibria and Cation Occupancy of Strontium Barium Niobate, Amer. Ceram. Soc., 99,3435-3442, (2016).

R. Gloukhovski, V.Freger and Y.Tsur, A Novel Composite Nafion/Anodized Aluminium Oxide Proton Exchange Membrane, Fuel Cells 16, 434–443, (2016).

Z. Drach, S. Hershkovitz, D. Ferrero, P. Leone, A. Lanzini, M. Santarelli and Y. Tsur, Impedance Spectroscopy Analysis Inspired by Evolutionary Programming as a Diagnostic Tool for SOEC and SOFC, Solid State Ionics, 288, 307-310, (2016). doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2016.01.001.

T. Beitner, S. Baltianski, I. Riess and Y. Tsur, Novel Method for Determining the Triple Phase Boundary width, Solid State Ionics, 288, 322-324, (2016). doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2015.11.026.

A. Oz, S. Hershkovitz, N. Belman, E. Tal-Gutelmacher and Y. Tsur, Analysis of Impedance Spectroscopy of Aqueous Supercapacitors by Evolutionary Programming: Finding DFRT from Complex Capacitance, Solid State Ionics, 288, 311-314, (2016). doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2015.11.008.

N. Shomrat, S. Baltianski, C.A. Randall and Y. Tsur, Flash Sintering of Potassium-Niobate, J. European Ceramics Society, 35, 2209–2213, (2015).

A. Borenstein, S. Hershkovitz, A. Oz, Y. Tsur and D. Aurbach, The Use of 1, 10-Phenanthroline as an Additive for High-Performance Super Capacitors, J. Physical Chemistry C. 119 (22), 12165–12173, (2015).

N. Shomrat, D. Haviv and Y. Tsur, The Correlation between Non-Stoichiometry and Charge Compensation in Perovskites, J. Electroceramics, 33, 135–141, (2014). (Feature article).

A. Oz, S. Hershkovitz and Y. Tsur, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Supercapacitors: A Novel Analysis Approach using Evolutionary Programming. AIP Conference Proceedings 1627, 76-80, (2014).

G. Lazovski, E. Wachtel, Y. Tsur and I. Lubomirsky, Using Ellipsometry with Lock-in Detection to Measure Activation Energy of Ion Diffusion in Ionic and Mixed Conductors, Solid State Ionics, 264, 7-16 (2014) (Best paper award).

E. Goren, M. Ungureanu, R. Zazpe, M. Rozenberg, L. E. Hueso, P. Stoliar, Y. Tsur, and F.Casanova, Resistive Switching Phenomena in TiOx Nanoparticle Layers for Memory Applications, Applied Physics Letters, 105, 143506, (2014).

S. Tomer, S. Hershkovitz, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Highly Porous Anode for Application in High-Temperature Electrochemical Devices, Energy Technology, 1, 25-29, (2013).

S. Hershkovitz, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Electrochemical Impedance Analysis of SOFC Cathode Reaction using Evolutionary Programming, Fuel Cells, 12, 77-85, (2012).

G. Shuster, S. Baltianski, Y. Tsur, and H. Haick, Utility of Resistance and Capacitance Response in Sensors based on Monolayer-Capped Metal Nanoparticles , J. Phys. Chem. Let., 2, 1912-1916, (2011).

S. Hershkovitz, S. Tomer, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, ISGP: Impedance Spectroscopy Analysis Using Evolutionary Programming Procedure, ECST, 40, 67-73, (2011).

S. Hershkovitz, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Harnessing Evolutionary Programming for Impedance Spectroscopy Analysis: A Case Study of Mixed Ionic Electronic Conductors , Solid State Ionics, 188, 104-109, (2011).

O. Mazar, M. Schroeder and Y. Tsur, Synthesis of Inside-Out Core-Shell Perovskite-type Oxide Nanopowder , Chemical Engineering Journal, 166, 1139-1143, (2011) .

S. Tomer, G. Grader and Y. Tsur, Highly Porous Anode for Application in Double Electrolyte Fuel Cell , Fuel Cell, 1, 1192, (2010) .

A.B. Tesler, D.R. Lewin, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Analyzing Results of Impedance Spectroscopy using Novel Evolutionary Programming Techniques , Journal of Electroceramics, 24, 245-260, (2010).

A. Ya’akobovich, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, I-V Relations and Enhanced Mobility of Metal Vacancies in Acceptor Doped Poly Crystalline BaTiO3 under an Oxygen Activity Gradient , Materials Science and Technology, 25, 1329-1333, (2009).

M. Ram and Y. Tsur, Eliminating Chemical Effects from Thermal Expansion Coefficient Measurements, Journal of Electroceramics, 22, 120-124 (2009).

S. Hershkovitz, S. Baltianski, Y.D. Horev, D.R. Lewin and Y. Tsur, Trials of a Novel Approach for the Analysis of Impedance Spectroscopy, Proc. of the Materials Science & Technology 2009 Conference & Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, 831-837, (2009) .

Y. Gil, O.M. Umurhan, Y. Tsur and I. Riess, Recent Calculations and Measurements of I-V Relations in Simple Devices based on Thin Nano Versus Thick Layers of Semiconductors with Mobile Acceptors or Donors, Solid State Ionics, 179, 1187–1193, (2008).

Y. Gil, Y. Tsur, O.M. Umurhan and I. Riess, Properties of Solid State Devices with Significant Impurity Hopping Conduction, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41, 135106-135116, (2008) .

Yoel Cohen, Barak Yaakobovitz, Yoed Tsur and David Scheiner, A Novel Method for Pushing the Limits of Line Edge Roughness Detection by Scatterometry, Proceedings of SPIE, 6922, 692220, (2008) .

Y. Gil, I. Riess, O.M. Umurhan and Y. Tsur, I-V Relations in Nano Thin Semi-Conductors with Mobile Acceptors or Donors, Solid State Ionics, 179, 24-32, (2008).

L. Rosenthal-Toib, K. Zohar, M. Alagem, and Y. Tsur, Synthesis of Stabilized Nanoparticles of Zinc Peroxide, Chemical Engineering Journal, 136, 425-429, (2008) .

S. Hershkovitz, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Nb-Doped Barium Titanate: Concentration-Properties Relations, Proc. of the 9th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ASME, 1, 499-504, (2008).

D.S.A. Simakov and Y. Tsur, Preparation of Core-Shell Ti-Nb Oxide Nanocrystals, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 10, 77-85, (2008).
H. Yaseen, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Cathodic Electrophoretic Seposition of Barium Titanate Films from Aqueous Solution, Journal of Materials Science, 42, 9679–9683, (2007).

S.A. Simakov and Y. Tsur, Surface Stabilization of Nano-sized Titanium Dioxide: Improving the Colloidal Stability and the Sintering Morphology, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 9, 403-417 (2007).

B. Yaakobovitz, Y. Cohen and Y. Tsur, Line Edge Roughness Detection using Deep UV Light Scatterometry, Journal of Microelectronic Engineering, 84, 619-625, (2007).

Y. Raichman, M. Kazakevich, E. Rabkin and Y. Tsur, Inter-Nanoparticle Bonds in Agglomerates Studied by Nanoindentation, Advanced Materials, 18, 2028-2030, (2006).

Y. Dror, R.D. Levi, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Identification of the Early Stage of Sintering of Nano-BaTiO3: A Comparative Study, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 153, F137-F143, (2006).

H. Yaseen, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Effect of Incorporating Method and Concentration of Niobium on the Properties of Barium Titanate Ceramics, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 89, 1584-1589, (2006).

Y. Tsur and S. Baltianski, Analyzing Impedance Spectroscopy Results, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 35, 452-454, Suppl. 3, (2006).

R. D. Levi and Y. Tsur, The Effect of Oxygen Vacancies in the Early Stages of BaTiO3 Nanopowder Sintering, Advanced Materials, 17, 1606-1608, (2005).

Y. Melman, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, A Device for Measuring Electrical Properties of Dielectric Materials, Instrumentation Science and Technology, 33, 279-287, (2005).

T.D. Dunbar, W.L. Warren, B.A. Tuttle, C.A. Randal, and Y. Tsur, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Investigations of Lanthanide-Doped Barium Titanate: Dopant Site Occupancy, J. Phys. Chem. B, 108, 908-917, (2004) .

E. Aizinger, R. Ben David, H. Yaseen and Y. Tsur, Solubility of Pr in Barium Titanate, The IIChE e-Journal, 1, iss.1 (2003) .

S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Analysis of Impedance Spectroscopy Data Finding the Best System Function. Journal of Electroceramics, 10, 89-94, (2003).

Y. Tsur and C. A. Randall, Charge-Compensation in BaTiO3, Proc. of the 12th IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics. IEEE, 1, 151-154, (2001).

Y. Tsur, Kinetic Considerations in the Formation of Electrical Active Grain Boundaries in Barium Titanate and Similar Perovskites. Interface science, 9, 163-168, (2001).

Y. Tsur, T.D. Dunbar and C.A. Randall,Crystal and Defect Chemistry of Rare Earth Cations in BaTiO3. Journal of Electroceramics, 7, 25-34, (2001).

Y. Tsur and C.A. Randall, Point Defect Concentrations in Barium Titanate Revisited. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 84, 2147-49, (2001).

Y. Tsur, A. Hitomi, I. Scrymgeour and C.A. Randall, Site Occupancy of Rare Earth Cations in BaTiO3. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 40, Part 1, No.1, 255-258, (2001).

Y. Tsur, J.H. Adair and C.A. Randall, Improving the Oxidation Resistance of base Metal Powders, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 39, Part 1, No.10, 6004-6007, (2000).

Y. Tsur and C.A. Randall, How Trivalent Amphoteric Dopants in BaTiO3 Ceramics Improve Reliability of Capacitors “Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics”, Ed. R. Cohen, AIP New York, 283-287, (2000).

Y. Tsur and C.A. Randall, Analysis of X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data Using the Maximum Likelihood Estimation Method. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 83, 2062-2066, (2000).

Y. Tsur and C.A. Randall, A Universal Analytical Approach to the Defect Chemistry of A+2B+4O3 Perovskites. “High Temperature Corrosion and Materials Chemistry”, Electrochemical Society, 502-513, (2000).

Y. Tsur and I. Riess, Self-Compensation in Semiconductors. Physical Review B, 60, 8138-8146 (1999).

Y. Tsur and I. Riess, Doping of Ionic Compounds: Solubility Limit and Self-Compensation, Solid State Ionics, 119, 37-42, (1999).