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Yaron Paz


Personal Info

Ph.D. 1994, Weizmann Inst. of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Research Fields

Advanced Materials and Devices,  Surface-Phenomena,  Sustainability: Environment, Water, and Energy

Research Topics

Selective photocatalysis by means of “adsorb & shuttle” and “molecular imprinting”
Photocatalysis with non titanium dioxide materials
Charge transport between titanium dioxide and Carbon Nanotubes
Solar Cells
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Ethan D. Holt, Nurit Shaham-Waldman and Yaron Paz “Heat-treated polyacrylonitrile nanofibers: a new material for efficient photo-assisted reduction of Cr(VI)”, J. Photochem. Photobiol., 257, 26-33 (2013).

Sagi Pasternak and Yaron Paz, “On the Similarity and Dissimilarity between Photocatalytic Water Splitting and Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants”, ChemPhysChem. 14, 2059-2070 (2013).

Yana Milyutin, Nurit Shaham-Waldmann, Sima Yaron, Yaron Paz, “FRET- based technique for the characterization of contour lines”. “Dyes & Pigments”, 95, 18-22 (2012).

Yaron Paz, “Self- assembled monolayers and titanium dioxide: from surface patterning to potential applications”. “Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology”, 2, 845-861 (2011).

Inna Shechter, Ory Ramon, Irina Portnaya, Yaron Paz and Yoav D. Livney “Microcalorimetric study of the effects of a chaotropic salt, KSCN, on the Lower Critical Solution Temperature (LCST) of Aqueous Poly-N-isopropylacrylamide (PNIPA) solutions”, “Macromolecules”, 43, 480-487 (2010).

Yaron Paz, “Application of TiO2 Photocatalysis for Air Treatment: Patents’ Overview “, Applied Catalysis B: environmental, 99. 448-460 (2010).

Yaron Paz, “Preferential Photodegradation- Why and How?”, “Comptes rendus chimie”, 9, 774-787 (2006).

Yelena Sagatelian, Dovrat Sharabi and Yaron Paz “Enhanced Photodegradation of Diisopropyl Methyl Phosphonate by the “Adsorb & Shuttle” Approach”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology :A 174, 253-260 (2005).

S. Kedem, Y. Schmidt, Y. Paz, Y. Cohen, “Composite Polymer Nanofibers with Carbon Nanotubes and Titanium Dioxide Particles”, “Langmuir” , 21, 5600-5604 (2005).

Yaron Paz, Ellina Kesselman, Lulu Fahoum, Irina Portnaya and Ory Ramon, “The Interaction Between Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide) and Salts in Aqueous Media: The “Salting-Out” Phenomenon as studied by ATR-FTIR”, “Journal of Polymer Science: B, 42 ,33-46 (2004).

S. Ghosh- Mukerji, H. Haick and Y. Paz, “Controlled Mass Transport as a Means for Obtaining Selective Photocatalysis”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. 160, 77-85 (2003).

H. Haick, and Y. Paz, “Remote Photocatalytic Activity as Probed by Measuring the Degradation of Self- Assembled Monolayers Anchored Near Micro-Domains of Titanium Dioxide”, J. Phys. Chem., B, 105, 3045-3051 (2001).

M. Schvartzman, V. Sidorov, D. Ritter, and Y. Paz ” Surface Passivation of (100) InP by Organic Thiols and Polyimide as a Characterized by Steady-State Photoluminescence”, “Semiconductor Science and Technology”, 16, L68-71, (2001).

Sudeshna Ghosh-Mukerji, Hossam Haick, Mark Schvartzman and Yaron Paz, “Selective Photocatalysis by Means of Molecular Recognition”, “Journal of the American Chemical Society”, 123, 10776-10777, (2001).

Y. Paz, Z. Luo, L. Rabenberg, and A. Heller, “Photooxidative Self-cleaning Transparent Titanium Dioxide Films on Glass”, J. Mater. Res. , 10, 2842-2848 (1995).

Yaron Paz