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 :

8) Ronny Costi, Gilad Reut Gelbart, “Method and apparatus for mounting and cooling a circuit component” (LandaLabs)

7) Ronen Naim, Ronny Costi, Hanan Serchook, Ran Elazari, “A process for recovering gold from ores” (ICL-IP)

6) Ronny Costi, Ben Zion Magnes, “Mixtures of metal oxides and halide salts” (ICL-IP)

5) Ben Zion Magnes, Neta Cohen, Iris Ben David, Ronny Costi, “Additives for a flow battery” (ICL-IP)

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

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

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

1)  Uri Banin, Ronny Costi, “Hybrid metal-semiconductor nanoparticles and methods for photo-inducing charge separation and applications thereof” (The Hebrew University)

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