Prof. Boxman Raymond (Reuven)

Affiliation:School of Electrical Engineering
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Postal Address:School of Electrical Engineering
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978

Research Interest

Electrical Discharge and Plasma Lab

  • Pulsed air arc deposition of carbon nano-tubes (in open air, on room temperature substrates).
  • Submerged arc synthesis of nano-particles.
  • Directed growth of nano-structures using an imposed electric field.
  • Nano-structured thin films and coatings for improved mechanical properties.


Figure 1. "Forest" of erect multi-wall carbon nano-tubes desposited on a Ni-coated glass substrate at room temperature in open air, by a single 20 ms arc discharge.

Selected Publications

  • N. Parkansky, B. Alterkop, R.L.Boxman, S. Goldsmith, Z. Barkay, Y Lereah, "Pulsed discharge production of nano- and micro-particles in ethanol and their characterization" Powder Technology Vol. 150 (2005) pp. 36-41.
  • N Parkansky, R L Boxman, B Alterkop, I. Zontag, Y Lereah, Z Barkay, "Single-Pulse Arc Production of Carbon Nanotubes in Ambient Air" J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. Vol. 37, pp 2715-19, 2004.
  • N. Parkansky, B. Alterkop, S. Goldsmith, and R.L. Boxman, "Effect of an applied voltage during annealing on the resistivity and transparency of the amorphous tin oxide films", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. Vol A21, pp. 1923-6, 2003.
  • N. Parkansky, B. Alterkop, S. Goldsmith, R.L. Boxman, H. Wulff, M. Quaas, and A. Quade, "Nano organization of thin titanium films by an electric field during vacuum arc deposition", Thin Solid Films 377-378, pp. 507-511, 2000.
  • R.L. Boxman, V.N. Zhitomirsky, I. Grimberg, L. Rapoport, S.Goldsmith, and B.Z. Weiss, "Structure and hardness of vacuum arc deposited multi-component nitride coatings of Ti, Zr and Nb", Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 125, pp. 257-262, 2000.
  • V.N. Zhitomirsky, I. Grimberg, L. Rapoport, N.A. Travitzky, R.L. Boxman, S. Goldsmith and B.Z. Weiss, "Vacuum arc deposition of TiN, NbN and TiN/NbN multilayer coatings", Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 120-121, pp. 2199-225, 1999.