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Welcome to Yoav Tsori's group

yoav pic Frankel Family Chain in Energy and Chemical Engineering and
Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Prof. Yoav Tsori
Department of Chemical Engineering

Ben Gurion University of the Negev
P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva, 8410501, Israel


Fax:     +972-8-6472916
E-mail: tsori at bgu.ac.il

Research interests

We are interested in the following topics:

Theoretical understanding of interfacial phenomena at the micron
   and sub-micron scales.
Phase-transitions in liquid mixtures under external spatially nonuniform electric
   or gravitational fields. Phase-separation in ion-containing mixtures.
Theoretical study of phase-transitions and structural changes in ordered
   phases of block-copolymers, as a result of confinement, elastic forces,
   or external electric field. Orientation of ordered phases confined to thin-films.
Conformations of curved objects (i.e. micelles) near solid surfaces.
   Competition between entropic, elastic and enthalpic forces.
Non-trivial polymer brush conformations when the end-groups are charged.
"Bacteria optics" : E. Coli bacteria sometimes behave in wave-like fashion.
  The similarity and dissimilarity with optics is explored in these complex systems.

We are funded by:

European Research Council "Starting Grant" erc logo
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) DFG logo
Israel Science Foundation (ISF) DFG logo