Dr. Davide Levy, Ph.D.

I am Italy born Crystallographer now in Israel. I graduated in chemistry at University of Milano (1994) and I obtained the Ph.D. title in Mineralogy and Crystallography at University of Modeana e Reggio Emilia (1998). I worked at ESRF synchrotron (1998-200) and I was senior resercher at the University of Torino (2000-2013). Since I am in Israel I worked at University of Tel Aviv and at Technion in Haifa. 

I have a huge experience in X-ray and Neutron Powder Diffraction Crystallography at high pressure and in high temperature condition and a good experience in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of powder by means x-ray diffraction.

My main expertise are:




  1. Dana Cohen-Gerassi, Zohar A Arnon, Tom Guterman, Aviad Levin, Moumita Ghosh, Moran Aviv, Davide Levy, Tuomas PJ Knowles, Yosi Shacham-Diamand, Lihi Adler-Abramovich Phase Transition and Crystallization Kinetics of a Supramolecular System in a Microfluidic Platform 2020, Chemistry of Materials https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02187
  2. Eva Seknazi, Davide Levy, Iryna Polishchuk, Alex Katsman, Boaz Pokroy Experimental and Theoretical Insights into the Bioinspired Formation of Disordered Ba‐Calcite2020, Advanced Functional Materials 30 (18), 1805028
  3. Tom Guterman, Maayan Levin, Sofiya Kolusheva, Davide Levy, Nadav Noor, Yael Roichman, Ehud Gazit Real‐Time In‐Situ Monitoring of a Tunable Pentapeptide Gel–Crystal Transition2019,  Angewandte Chemie 131 (44), 16016-16022
  4. Madathumpady Abubaker Habeeb Muhammed, Marlene Lamers, Verena Baumann, Priyanka Dey, Adam J Blanch, Iryna Polishchuk, Xiang-Tian Kong, Davide Levy, Alexander S Urban, Alexander O Govorov, Boaz Pokroy, Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández, Jochen Feldmann, Strong Quantum Confinement Effects and Chiral Excitons in Bio-Inspired ZnO–Amino Acid Cocrystals2018, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122 (11), 6348-6356
  5. W. M. Xu, G. R. Hearne, S. Layek, D. Levy, M. P. Pasternak, G. Kh. Rozenberg, and E. Greenberg, Interplay between structural and magnetic-electronic responses of FeAl2O4 to a megabar: Site inversion and spin crossover, 2018, Physical Review B 97, 085120
  6. Polishchuk I., Bracha A. Aronhime, Bloch, L., Levy, D., Kozachkevich, S., Etinger-Geller Y., Kauffmann Y. Burghammer M., Giacobbe, C., Villanova J., Hendler G., Sun Chang-Yu, Giuffre AJ, Marcus Matthew A., Kundanati L., Zaslansky P., Pugno Nicola M., Gilbert Pupa UPA, Katsman, A., Pokroy B., Coherently aligned nanoparticles within a biogenic single crystal: A biological prestressing strategy, 2017 , Science 358, 6368, 1294
  7. WM Xu, GR Hearne, S. Layek, D. , Levy, JP. Itié, MP Pasternak, G. Kh. Rozenberg, E. Greenberg, Site-specific spin crossover in Fe 2 TiO 4 post-spinel under high pressure up to near a megabar, 2017, Phys. Rev. B, 96, 4, 045108
  8. S. Pasternak,  D. Levy, Y. Paza and B. Pokroy. Structural Analysis and Optical Properties of the Bi2-xYxWO6, CrystEngComm2016,18, 6464-6470
  9. Hirsch, A., D. Gur, I. Polishchuk, D. Levy, B. Pokroy, A. J. Cruz-Cabeza, L. Addadi, L. Kronik and L. Leiserowitz. "Guanigma": The Revised Structure of Biogenic Anhydrous Guanine. 2015 Chemistry of Materials 27(24): 8289-8297.
  10. Levy, D.; Pastero, L.; Hoser, A.; Viscovo, G.; Thermal expansion and cation partitioning of MnFe2O4 (Jacobsite) from 1.6 to 1276 K studied by using neutron powder diffraction, Solid State Communications 2015, 201, Pages 15-19
  11. Levy, D.; Giustetto, R.; Hoser, A., Structure of magnetite (Fe3O4) above the Curie temperature: a cation ordering study. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 2012, 39, 169-176.
  12. Marinoni, N.; Levy, D.; Dapiaggi, M.; Pavese, A.; Smith, R., In situ high-temperature X-ray and neutron powder diffraction study of cation partitioning in synthetic Mg(Fe0.5Al0.5)2O4 spinel. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 2011, 38, 11-19.
  13. Levy, D.; Diella, V.; Pavese, A.; Dapiaggi, M.; Sani, A., P-V equation of State, thermal expansion, and P-T stability of synthetic zincochromite (ZnCr2O4spinel). American Mineralogist 2005, 90, 1157-1162.
  14. Levy, D.; Artioli, G.; Dapiaggi, M., The effect of oxidation and reduction on thermal expansion of magnetite from 298 to 1173 K at different vacuum conditions. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2004, 177, 1713-1716.
  15. Levy, D.; Diella, V.; Dapiaggi, M.; Sani, A.; Gemmi, M.; Pavese, A., Equation of state, structural behaviour and phase diagram of synthetic MgFe2O4, as a function of pressure and temperature. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 2004, 31, 122-129.
  16. Levy, D.; Pavese, A.; Hanfland, M., Synthetic MgAl2O4 (spinel) at high-pressure conditions (0.0001-30 GPa): A synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study. American Mineralogist 2003, 88, 93-98.
  17. Sani, A.; Hanfland, M.; Levy, D., Pressure and temperature dependence of the ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition in PbTiO3. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2002, 167, 446-452.
  18. Levy, D.; Pavese, A.; Sani, A.; Pischedda, V., Structure and compressibility of synthetic ZnAl2O4 (gahnite) under high-pressure conditions, from synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 2001, 28, 612-618.
  19. Levy, D.; Meneghini, C., High-pressure studies of La0.25Ca0.75MnO3 using X-ray diffraction at the ESRF synchrotron. In Epdic 7: European Powder Diffraction, Pts 1 and 22001; Vol. 378-3, pp 534-538.
  20. Pavese, A.; Levy, D.; Hoser, A., Cation distribution in synthetic zinc ferrite (Zn0.97Fe2.02O4) from in situ high-temperature neutron powder diffraction. American Mineralogist 2000, 85, 1497-1502.
  21. Levy, D.; Pavese, A.; Hanfland, M., Phase transition of synthetic zinc ferrite spinel (ZnFe2O4) at high pressure, from synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 2000, 27, 638-644.
  22. Catti, M.; Levy, D.; Artioli, G., Synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study of (Bi,Pb)(1.64)Sr1.43Ca1.57Mn2O9, Mn-analogue of BSCCO-2212 superconductor. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 1999, 147, 501-508.

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