Publications & Patents

Publications :

10) R. Costi, E.R. Young, V. Bulović and D.G. Nocera,

“Stabilized CdSe-CoPi Composite Photoanode for Light-Assisted Water Oxidation by Transformation of a CdSe/Cobalt Metal Thin-Film”,

ACS App. Mater. Interfaces 5, 1364-1367 (2013)


9) K.W. Song, R. Costi and V. Bulović,

“Electrophoretic Deposition of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots for Light Emitting Diodes”,

Adv. Mater. 25, 1420-1423 (2013)


8) E.R. Young*, R. Costi*, S. Paydavosi, D.G. Nocera and V. Bulović,

“Photo-Assisted Water Oxidation with Cobalt-Based Catalyst formed from Thin-film Cobalt Metal on Silicon Photoanodes”,

Energy & Env. Sci. 4, 2058-2061 (2011) *equal contribution authors


7) R. Costi, A.E. Saunders and U. Banin,

“Colloidal Hybrid Nanostructures: A New Type of Functional Materials”,

Angew. Chem. 49, 4878-4897 (2010)


6) R. Costi, G. Cohen, A. Salant, E. Rabani and U. Banin,

"Electrostatic Force Microscopy study of Single Au-CdSe Hybrid Nanodumbbells: Evidence for Light Induced Charge Separation ",

Nano Lett. 9, 2031-2039 (2009)


5) E. Elmalem, A.E. Saunders, R. Costi, A. Salant and U. Banin,

"Growth of Photocatalytic CdSe-Pt Nanorods and Nanonets",

Adv. Mater. 20, 4312-4317 (2008)


4) R. Costi, A.E. Saunders, E. Elmalem, A. Salant and U. Banin,

“Visible Light induced Charge Retention and Photocatalysis with Hybrid CdSe-Au Nanodumbbells”,

Nano Lett. 8, 637-641 (2008)


3) T. Mokari, R. Costi, C.G. Sztrum, E. Rabani and U. Banin,

“Formation of symmetric and asymmetric metal-semiconductor hybrid nanoparticles”,

Phys. Stat. Sol. B 243, 3952-3958 (2006)


2) Y. Ebenstein, E. Yoskovitz, R. Costi, A. Aharoni and U. Banin,

"Interaction of Scanning Probes with Semiconductor Nanocrystals; Physical Mechanism and Basis for Near Field Optical Imaging",

J. Phys. Chem. A 110, 8297- 8303 (2006)


1) T. Mokari, E. Rothenberg, I. Popov, R. Costi and U. Banin,

"Selective Growth of Metal Tips onto Semiconductor Quantum Rods and Tetrapods",

Science 304, 1787-1790 (2004)


Patents :

9) Ronny Costi, Ben Zion Magnes, “Mixtures of metal oxides and halide salts” (WO2018042443)

8) Ben Zion Magnes, Neta Cohen, Iris Ben David, Ronny Costi, “Additives for a flow battery” (US20180323484; WO2017081678)

7) Doron Burshtain, Ronny Costi, Carmit Ophir, Daniel Aronov, “Methods for making anodes for germanium-containing lithium-ion devices” (US9583761)

6) Doron Burshtain, Ronny Costi, Carmit Ophir, Daniel Aronov, “Germanium-containing lithium-ion devices” (US9728776)

5) Doron Burshtain, Ronny Costi, Carmit Ophir, Daniel Aronov, “Germanium containing active material for anodes for lithium-ion devices” (US9871247)

4) Doron Burshtain, Ronny Costi, Carmit Ophir, Daniel Aronov, “Compounds for Battery Electrodes, Energy Storage Devices and Methods” (US9472804; EP3024067)

3) Vladimir Bulović, Ronny Costi, Katherine W. Song, “Deposition of Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Light Emitting Devices” (WO2014085469; US9472723)

2) Vladimir Bulović, Daniel G. Nocera, Elizabeth R. Young, Ronny Costi, Sarah Paydavosi, “Methods for Forming Electrodes for Water Electrolysis and Other Electrochemical Techniques” (WO2012024589; US20120156577)

1) Uri Banin, Ronny Costi, “Hybrid metal-semiconductor nanoparticles and methods for photo-inducing charge separation and applications thereof” (WO2008102341; EP2129463; US20100044209)

Grants :

“All Organic Light Harvesting Device for Catalytic Water Oxidations” Siemens AG Seed Grant, 2011, for the lab of Prof. Bulović

Ph.D. Thesis :

"Light-Induced Charging and Charge Separation in Hybrid Metal-Semiconductor Nanodumbbells",

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sep. 2009