Prof. Moshe Paz-Pasternak

חוג לפיזיקה ואסטרונומיה אמריטוס
Prof. Moshe Paz-Pasternak
Phone: 03-6407267
Fax: 03-6424296
Office: Shenkar Physics, 417


  • Pressure-induced first- and second-order structural phase transitions, V(P) equations of state, elastic properties and order-disorder transitions (amorphization)

  • Phase transitions of magnetic insulators (Mott insulators) and the effect of the collapse of d-d correlations (Mott-Hubbard transition) and spin-crossover upon the molar volume and bulk modulus.

  • Phase transitions of energetic materials at high-pressure and high-temperature conditions.

  • Methodologies:

    • 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy up to P ≈ 1 Mbar (100 GPa) and 4<T<300 K

    • Raman spectroscopy beyond  1 Mbar and 80<T<600 K

    • Resistance measurements beyond 1 Mbar and 4<T<400 K

    • Synchrotron x-ray diffraction (XRD) and absorption measurements beyond 1 Mbar

    • Development and design of diamond-anvil cells and accessories for DAC’s based systems


  • B.Sc. in Physics, Technion, 1960

  • M.Sc. in Physics, Technion, 1963

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Feinberg Graduate School, Weizmann Institute, 1967

Academic Appointments

  • Professor Emeritus Physics, 2008-Present

  • Post-doc University of Illinois, Urbana, 1968-1970

  • Senior Lecturer 1970, Associate Prof. 1976, Full Prof. 1983, Tel Aviv University

  • Rutgers, NJ, summers 1974-1980

  • Visiting Professor, Sabbatical, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976-1977

  • Visiting Professor, Sabbatical, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, 1982-1983

  • Visiting Scientist, Los Alamos, National Laboratory, NM, 1983-1984

  • Consultant, Los Alamos, National Laboratory, NM, summers, 1984-Present

  • Visiting Professor, Sabbatical, University of California, Berkeley, 1989-1990

  • Visiting Professor, Osaka University, Spring 1993

  • Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, summers of 1995-1997

  • Israeli Academy of Science, Member of the Synchrotron Committee, 1989-Present

  • SESAME, Council member, 2000-Present

  • Israeli member of the European High Pressure Group (EHPRG), 2014-Present

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