Professor Renata Reisfeld
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
500 publications in the field of : Sol-Gel Glasses, Solid State Visible Lasers, Waveguide Visible Lasers, Nonlinear Optics, Quantum Dots in Glasses, Electrochromic Glasses, Photochromic Glasses, Gasochromic Glasses, Chemical Optical Sensors, Luminescent Solar Concentrators, Rare Earths in Glasses, Energy Transfer, Fiber Optics, Radiative and Non-Radiative Transitions, Antireflecting Coatings for Optical Materials.
Optipac Consortium 2002 – 2007.
Ministry of Energy and Belfer Foundation: Photochromic glasses, 1993-1995. Ministry of Science and BEO-KFA, Julich: Electrochromic glasses. 1995-1997.
Horowitz Foundaton: Sensors for environmental impurities. 1995-1997.
AFIRST and the Ministry of Science: Preparation and nonlinear optical study of sol-gel sealed films of condensed semiconductor dots, with G. Hodes and B. Honerlage. 1995-1997.
Ministry of Science: Nanoscopic phases of semiconductors in sol-gel glasses and bulk, with R. Tenne, G. Hodes and E. Lifshitz. 1995-1997.
Austrian Bank: Sensors based on sol-gel technology, with O. Wolfbeis. 1995-1996.
R. Reisfeld and D. Avnir, A new luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) based on the absorption of fluorescent colorants on transparent high surface area supports. Joint German-Israeli Research Program, 1983-1986.
R. Reisfeld, Spectroscopic characterization of titanium doped sapphire.to US Army, Contract No. DAJA 45-85-M-0344, 1.10.1985 - 30.9.1987.
R. Reisfeld and M. Eyal, Heavy metal fluoride glasses. US Air Force Weapons Lab., Contract No. F29601-81-C-0012, 1986-1989.
R. Reisfeld and J.D. Mackenzie, Flat luminescent concentrators for conversion of solar energy into electricity. US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. 1.9.1987 - 31.8.1989.
R. Reisfeld, Preparation and characterization of thin films based on sol-gel technique and development of spectroscopic probe for film formation and characterization. US Air Force. Contract No. AFOSR-87-0269 DEF, 1.7.1987 - 15.7.1989.
R. Reisfeld, Transparent glass ceramics doped by chromium(III) and chromium(III) and neodymium(III) as new materials for lasers and luminescent solar concentrators. US Army, Contract No. DAJA 45-85-C-0051, 1.5.1987 - 31.12.1988
R. Reisfeld, Industrial project development of mechanically resistent coating on window glasses, Ministry of Industry and Kibbutz Tzuba, 1989-1992.
R. Reisfeld, Oxide and chalcogenide glasses. US Army European Res. Office, 1987-1990.
R. Reisfeld, Transparent glass ceramics doped by chromium (III) and chromium (III) and neodymium (III) as new materials for lasers and luminescent solar concentrators. Intermediate Report to US Army, , Contract No. DAJA 45-85-C-0051, 1.10.85 -30.6.88.
R. Reisfeld, Luminescent plates of inorganic glasses for cheaper photovoltaic electricity and day lighting. The Krupp Foundation, 1.11.1987 - 31.10.1990.
R. Reisfeld, New Materials for Phase Conjugation. The Israeli Ministry of Science, 1.1.1987-1.11.1990.
A. Novoplanski and R. Reisfeld, Systems for conversion of solar energy for increasing the growth output in plants. Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Industry 1988-1991.
R. Reisfeld, Preparation and study of interaction within microstructures of silver islands, thin sol-gel films and fluorescent dyes. Volkswagen Foundation. 1.1.1992-1995.
R. Reisfeld, V. Chernyak, Solid-state sensors for environmental impurities, The Ministry of Science, 1989-1992.
Renata Reisfeld, New materials for phase conjugation. The European Community and the Israeli Ministry of Science, 1989-1992.
Renata Reisfeld, A new approach to tunable laser materials, US Army laser division, Contract DAJA45-90-C-0055, US Army R&D and Standardization Group - UK, 1989-1992
Renata Reisfeld, Solid State laser tunable in the visible part of the spectrum, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USAF Contract F49620-90-C-0073, 1989- 1992.
R. Reisfeld, New materials for phase conjugation. The Israel National Council for Research and Development and European Community. 1990-1993.
R. Reisfeld and H. Minti, Nonlinear properties of semiconductor quantum dots in glasses prepared by the sol-gel method, Ministry of Science. 1993-1994.
R. Reisfeld and D. Shamrakov, Glass active sensors for environmental impurities, Berman Fundation, 1992-1995.
R. Reisfeld, Electrochromic windows for buildings for energy saving, Israel-German Fund, 1995-1997.
R. Reisfeld and O.S. Wolfbeis, Integral Sensors for detection and quantitative determination of environmental pollutants. Israeli-Austrian Foundation and Austrian Bank, 1994-1997.
Renata Reisfeld, G. Hodes, B. Honerlage, , P. Gilliot, J. Moniatte, Preparation and nonlinear optical study of sol-gel sealed films of condensed semiconductor quantum dots. AFIRST 1995-1997.
Renata Reisfeld,.R. Tenne, G. Hodes and E. Lifshitz, Nanoscopic phases of semiconductors in sol-gel glases and in bulk, Israeli Infra Structure Project, 1995-1998
Renata Reisfeld, The spectroscopic properties of coated ceramic nanoparticles and their use as optical fibers and microlasers, Israeli-Indian Project. 1996-1999.
Renata Reisfeld, Optical properties of CdSe nanoparticle films prepared by chemical deposition and sol-gel methods, Berler Fundation.1995-1998.
Renata Reisfeld and B. Orel, Development of gasochromic windows, Israel-Slovenia project, 1997-1999.
Renata Reisfeld, Optipac (Magnet) Development of sol-gel based optical thin film for optical network, 2002-2007.
List of selected publications:
Book: R. Reisfeld and C.K. Jorgensen, Lasers and Excited States of Rare Earths, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New-York 1977.
Book: M.Gaft, R. Reisfeld and G. Panczer, Luminiscence Spectroscopy of Minerals and Materials, Springer-Verlag, 2004.
R. Reisfeld, Industrial applications of rare earths in fiber optics, luminescent solar concentrators and lasers. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 140 (1987) 345-350.
R. Reisfeld and C.K. Jorgensen, Excited states of chromium (III) in translucent glass-ceramics as prospective laser materials. Structure and Bonding, 69 (1988) 63-96.
R. Reisfeld, D. Brusilovsky, M. Eyal, E. Miron, Z. Burstein and J. Ivri, A New solid-state tunable laser in the visible. Chem. Phys. Lett., 160 (1989) 43-44.
R. Reisfeld, Optical behaviour of molecules in glasses prepared by the sol-gel method. Proc. Winter School on Glasses and Ceramics from Gels, SOL-GEL Science and Technology, Brazil, August 1989. Eds. M.A. Aegerter, M. Jafelicci Jr., D.F. Souza and E.D. Zanotto, World Scientific, Singapore, New Jersey, London, Hong-Kong. 323-345.
R. Reisfeld, Spectroscopy and applications of molecules in glasses. J.Non-Cryst. Solids. 121 (1990) 254-266.
R. Reisfeld and G. Seybold, Stable solid-state tunable lasers in the visible. J. Luminescence, 48 & 49, (1991) 898 -900.
H. Minti, M. Eyal, R. Reisfeld and G. Berkovic, “Quantum dots of cadmium sulfide thin glass films prepared by sol-gel technique”, Chem. Phys. Lett., 183, (1991) 277-282 .
R. Reisfeld and C.K. Jorgensen, Optical properties of colorants or luminescent species in sol-gel glasses, Structure and Bonding, Springer-Verlag (1991), R. Reisfeld and C.K. Jorgensen eds., 77 (1992) 207-256.
R. Reisfeld and C. K. Jorgensen, Fluorescent Ions in Glass Ceramics and Glasses. In Heavy Scintillators for scientific and industrial applications, edited by F.De Notaristefani, P. Lecoq, M. Schneegans, Edition: Frontieres, 1993, pp. 55-59.
R. Reisfeld, The state of art of solid state tunable lasers in the visible, Optical Materials 4, (1994) 1-3.
R. Reisfeld and H. Minti, Nonlinear Properties of Semiconductor Quantum Dots in Glasses Prepared by the Sol-Gel Method, J. Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 2 (1994) 641-645.
R. Reisfeld, D. Shamrakov and C.K. Jorgensen, "Photostable Solar Concentrators based on fluorescent glass films". Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 33 (1994) 417-427.
R. Reisfeld, "Nanoparticles in Amorphous Solids", in Advanced Materials in Optics, Electro-Optics and Communication Technologies, Eds. P. Vincenzini and R.G. Righini. Proceedings of Topical Symposium VII on Advanced Materials in Optics, Electro-Optics and Communication Technologies, pp. 3-13. Techna Publisher, Faenza 1995.
R. Reisfeld, Stable Visible Lasers Based on Sol Gel Technology, Ceramic Transactions, 55 Sol-Gel Science and Technology (1995) 317-329.
R. Reisfeld, “Lasers Based in Sol-Gel Technology”, Optical and Electronic Phenomena in Sol-Gel Glasses and Modern Applications, Eds. R. Reisfeld, C.K. Jorgensen, Structure and Bonding 85, Springer- Verlag (1996) 215-233.
O. Wolfbeis, R. Reisfeld and I. Oehme, “Sol-Gel Sensors”. Optical and Electronic Phenomena in Sol-Gel Glasses and Modern Applications, Eds. R. Reisfeld, C.K. Jorgensen, Structure and Bonding 85, Springer- Verlag (1996) 51-98.
R. Reisfeld, “New Materials for Nonlinear Optics”, Optical and Electronic Phenomena in Sol-Gel Glasses and Modern Applications, Eds. R. Reisfeld, C.K. Jorgensen, Structure and Bonding, 85, Springer- Verlag (1996) 99-147.
R. Reisfeld, "Lasers Based in Sol-Gel Technology", Optical and Electronic Phenomena in Sol-Gel Glasses and Modern Applications, Eds. R. Reisfeld, C.K. Jorgensen, Structure and Bonding 85, Springer- Verlag (1996) 215-233.
R. Reisfeld, "New Materials for Nonlinear Optics", Optical and Electronic Phenomena in Sol-Gel Glasses and Modern Applications, Eds. R. Reisfeld, C.K. Jorgensen, Structure and Bonding, 85, Springer- Verlag (1996) 99-147.
R. Reisfeld, E. Yariv and H. Minti, New Developments in solid state lasers, J. Optical Matherials, 8, (1,2) (1997) 31-36.
R. Reisfeld, Advanced materials based on sol gel technology, Platinum Jubelee Lectures, Part III, Engineering & Earth Sciences, Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta (1997) 123-136.
M. Gaft, G. Panczer, E. Uspensky and R. Reisfeld, Laser-induced time-resolved luminescence of rare-earth elements in scheelite, Mineralogical Magazine, 63(2), (1999) 199-210.
Reisfeld, Fluorescent dyes in sol-gel glasses, J. of Fluorescence, 12 (314) (2002) 317-325.
R. Reisfeld, Optical properties of rare earth and transition element doped glasses, Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology, Elsevier Sience, (2001) 6472-6477.
R. Reisfeld and Eli Yariv, Porous glasses as a host for solid state tunable lasers in the visible as a means for fluorescence diagnostics and photodynamic therapy, Optica Applicata 30 (4) (2000) 481-490
R. Reisfeld, Prospects of Sol-Gel Technology Towards Luminescent Materials, Optical Materials, 16 (1-2) (2001) 1-7.
R. Reisfeld, Rare Earth ions, their spectroscopy of crytptates and related complexes in glasses, Structure and Bonding (2003), Vol. 106 in Optical Spectra and Chemical Bonding, Ed. Schonherr.
R. Reisfeld, Christian k. Jørgensen a short biography and his impact on our work on spectroscopy of rare earths in glasses, J. of Alloys and Compounds (2003).
R. Reisfeld, M. Zelner, T. Saraidarov and H. Minti. "Semiconductor quantum size particles and rare earths ion (Eu+3, Tb+3) in amorphous sol-gel films, Advances on Energy Transfer Processes, eds. Baldassare Di Bartolo and Xuesheng Chen, World Scientific Publshing, (2001) 341-358.
I. Turyan, U. Opara-Krasovec, B. Orel, T. Saraidarov, R. Reisfeld and D. Mandler, “Writing-reading-erasing” on tungesten oxide films using the scanning electrochemical microscope (SECM), Advanced Materials, 12(5) (2000) 330-333
M. Zelner, H. Minti, R. Reisfeld, H. Cohen, Y. Feldman,, S.R. Cohen and R. Tenne, Preparation and characterization of CdTe nanoparticles in zirconia films prepared by the sol gel method, J. of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 20 (2001) 153-160.
R. Reisfeld, T. Saraidarov, M. Pietraszkiewicz S. Lis, Luminescence of Europium (III) Compounds in Zirconia Xelogels, Chem. Phys. Letters, 349 (2001) 266-270.
R. Reisfeld, Nanosized semiconductor particles in glasses prepared by the sol gel method: their optical properties and potential uses, J. of Alloys and Compounds, 341 (2002) 56-61.
R. Reisfeld, Rare earths complexes in sol gel glasses, Material Science, 20 (2002) 5-18).
M. Gaft, I. Shinno, G. Panczer, R. Reisfeld, Laser-induced time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy of visible broad luminescence bands in zircon, J. of Mineralogy and Petrology, 76 (2002) 235-246.
G. Pol, R. Reisfeld, and A. Gedanken, Sonochemical Synthesis and Optical P properties of Europium Oxide Nanolayer Coated on Titania, Chem. Mater., 14 (2002) 3920-3924.
R. Reisfeld, Fluorescent dyes in sol-gel glasses, J. of Fluorescence, 12 (314) (2002) 317-325.
R. Reisfeld, Rare Earth ions, their spectroscopy of cryptates and related complexes in glasses, in Optical Spectra and Chemical Bonding, Ed. Schonherr. R. Reisfeld, Structure and Bonding, 106 (2003) 209-235.
S. Schultheiss, E. Yariv, R. Reisfeld and H.D. Breur, Solid state dyes lasers: Rhodamines in silica-zirconia materials, Photochem. Photobiol. Dvi., 1 (5) (2002) 320-3
R. Reisfeld, A. Weiss, T. Saraidarov, E. Yariv, A.A. Ishchenko, Solid state lasers based on inorganic-organic hybrid materials obtained by combined sol-gel polymer technology, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 15 (2004) 291-301.
I. Turyan, B. Orel, R. Reisfeld, D. Mandler, Studying electron transfer at electrochromic tungsten oxide sol-gel films with scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM), Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 5 (2003) 3212-3219.
R,Reisfeld, J. Legendziewicz, M. Puchalska, T. Saraidarov, Spectroscopic properties and luminescence enhancement of lanthanide mixed complexes Lnβ3L in zirconia glasses, Optical Material, 26 (2004) 191-198.
R. Reisfeld, T. Saraidarov, B. Jasinska, Porous Glasses as a matrix for incorporation of photonic materials. Pore determination by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy, Optical Material, 26 (2004) 18-1819.
Renata Reisfeld, Sol gel processed lasers, Sol-Gel Technology (Handbook) Vol. 3, Chap.12, (2004) 239-261, ed. Summio Sakka.
Renata Reisfeld, Elena Zigansky, Michael Gaft, Europium probe for estimation of site symmetry in glass films, glasses and crystals, Molecular Physics, 102 (2004) 1319-1330.Of Sol Gel Science and Technology, (2004).
R. Reisfeld and T. Saraidarov, Innovative Materials Based on Sol-Gel /Technology, Optical Materials, 28 (2006) 64-70.
R. Reisfeld, C.K. Jorgensen, A short biography and his impact on our work on spectroscopy of rare-earths in glasses, J. of Alloys and Compounds, 374 (2004) 6-9.
T. Saraidarov, R. Reisfeld, A. Sashchiuk and E. Lifshitz, NanoCrystallites of Lead Sulfide in and Technology, 34 (2005) 137-145.Hybrid Films Prepared by Sol-Gel Process, J. of Sol-Gel Science
R. Reisfeld, Spectroscopy of rare earth ions, proceedings of Advanced NATO Institute on Nanostructure and Advanced Materials for application in sensors optoelectronic and photovoltaic technology NATO Science Series, 204 (2005) 77-100.
T. Saraidarov and R. Reisfeld, Synthesis and characterization of PbS nanocrystal assemblies, proceedings of Advanced NATO Institute on Nanostructure and Advanced Materials for application in sensors optoelectronic and photovoltaic technology, NATO Science Series, 204 (2005) 375-378.
R. Reisfeld and T. Saraidarov, Innovative Materials Based on Sol-Gel Technology, Optical Materials 28 (2006) 64-70.
T. Saraidarov, M. Kazes, U. Banin and R. Reisfeld, Blue Laser Dye Spectroscopic Properties in Sol-Gel Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Films, Optics Letters, 31 (3) (2006).
Renata Reisfeld, Elena Zigansky, Bozena Jasinska and Krystyna Wodnicka, Porosity of sol gel silica glasses doped by Ruthenium bipyridyl as measured by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy and nitrogen adsorption, Optica Applicata, 35, 4 (2005).
Renata Reisfeld, Doped polymeric system produced by sol-gel technolgy: Optical properties and potential industrial application, Polymery, 51 (2) (2005) 95-103.487. Ekaterina Axelrod, Alexander Puzenko, Yaara Haruvi, Renata Reisfeld, Yuri Feldman, Negative dielectric losses phenomenon in porous sol-gel glasses, J. of Non- Crystalline Solids, 352 (2006) 4166-4173.
T. Saraidarov, R. Reisfeld, A. Sashchiuk and E. Lifshitz, Synthesis and characterization of PbS nanorods and nanowires, Physica E, (2007) 173-177.
Steve Comby, Frederic Gummy, Jean-Claude G. Bünzli, Tsiala Saraidarov, Renata Reisfeld, Luminescent properties of an Yb podate in sol-gel silica films solution, and solid state, Chemical Physics Letters 432 (2006) 128-132.
M. Gaft, R. Reisfeld, G. Panczer, M.Dimova, Time-resolved laser-induced luminescence of UV-visible emission of Nd3+ in fluorite, scheelite and barite, J. of Alloys and Compounds, 451 (2008) 56-61.
R. Reisfeld, E.Zigansky, T.Saraidarov, Steady state spectroscopy and stability of Tris (8-hydroxy quinoline ) aluminum and Ruthenium tris bipyridile chloride in sol-gel glasses, Optical Material (2007)
R. Reisfeld, E.Zigansky, E.Vaganova, S.Yitzchaik, Dynamic Behavior of Tris-Ruthenium Bipyridyl Chloride and Tris(8-Hydroxyquinoline) Aluminum and Energy Transfer Between Them in a Number of Sol-Gel Films, Optical Material (2007) (accepted).
B. Jasińska, R. Zaleski, M. Śniegocka, R. Reisfeld and E. Zigansky, Testing ETE model, temperature dependences of PALS data, Physica Status Solidi (c ) 4 , No. 10, 3985-3988 (2007).
T. Saraidarov, A. Gevorgian, R. Reisfeld, A. Sashchiuk, M. Bashouti, E. Lifshitz, Syntethis, structural and electrical characterization of PbS NCs in titania sol-gel film, J. Sol-Gel Sci Techno (2007) 44:87-95.
T. Saraidarov, R.Reisfeld, E.Tsigansky, A.Sashchiuk, E.Lifshitz, Electrical conductivity of doped porous glasses as possible sensors for oxygen, Optica Applicata No.1, Vol. 37 (2007)
T. Saraidarov, R.Reisfeld, M.Kazes, U. Banin, Blue laser dye spectroscopic properties in solgel inorganic-organic hybrid films, Optics Letters Vol. 31, No. 3, February 1, (2006)
R.Reisfeld, T. Saraidarov and V. Lechenko, Formation and Structural Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles in Ormosil Sol-Gel Films, Optica Applicata 1 (2008).
R. Reisfeld, Nanoparticles of Semiconductors in Sol Gel Glasses in fuctionalized Nanomaterials, Devises and Systems for Chem-Bio sensors and energy conversion and storage. NATO–ASI , June 4-15, 2007, Sinaia, Romania. Published by Springer Verlag Buisness Media. Eds. A. Vaseashta and I. N. Mihalescu, 2008.