Prof. Asscher


Research Projects










 Recent Publications


  • Enhanced Photo Chemistry of Ethyl Chloride on Ag Nanoparticles,; Toker, G., Bespaly A., Zilberberg, L., Asscher, M., Nano Letters, 15(2), 936-42 (2015);   DOI 10.1021/nl503700y (2015).

  •  Tailor-made oxide architectures attained by molecularly permeable metal-oxide

    organic hybrid thin films.; Sarkar, D., Taffa, D. H., Ishchuk, S., Hazut, O., Cohen, H., Toker, G., Asscher, M., Yerushalmi, R., Chem. Comm., 50, 9176-9178 (2014).


  • Structure and Composition of Au-Cu and Pd-Cu Bimetallic Catalysts Affecting

    Acetylene Reactivity, Murugadoss, A., Sorek, E., and Asscher, M.,  Topics in Catalysis, 57 (10), 1007-1014 (2014).


  • First ten min. - (minus thermal) Exp and Sim.jpgElectron-induced chemistry of methyl chloride caged within amorphous solid water 

    Horowitz, Y. and Asscher, M., J. Chem. Phys., 139, 154707 (2013).


  • Static and Dynamic Charging of Thin Films at the Solid-vacuum Interface: Behavior as

         Nano-capacitor and Its Role in Photo and Electron Induced Reactivity

          Horowitz, Y., Toker, G., Asscher, M., accepted in the Proceedings of the MRS  Fall Meeting, Boston 2012.

  • Surface diffusion of gold nanoclusters on Ru(0001): Effect of cluster size, surface

       defects and adsorbed oxygen atoms; Stein, O., Ankri, J., Asscher, M., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 15(32),13506-12 (2013).


  • Highly efficient photo induced desorption of N2O and CO from porous siliconToker, G., Sagi, R., Ben-Nachum, S., Asscher, M.,  J. Chem. Phys., 138, 044710-044718 (2013).


      Reactive layer assisted deposition mechanism and characterization of titanim oxide Films, Zilberberg, L.

                   Asscher, M.,  Langmuir, 28(49), 17118-17123 (2012). 


      Low energy charged particles interacting with amorphous solid water layers

Horowitz, Y., Asscher, M., J. Chem. Phys., 136, 134701 (2012) pdf.


      Photoinduced desorption of Xe from porous silicon: Evidence for selective and highly

effective optical activity Toker, G., Asscher, M., Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 167402-16406 (2011) pdf.


         Hybrid structure of porous silicon and conjugated polymers for photovoltaic

applicationsNahor, A., Berger, O., Bardavid, Y., Toker, G., Tamar, Y., Reiss, L., Asscher, M.,

Yitzchaik, S., Sa'ar, A., Phys. Status Solidi, C 8, (6) 1908-1912 (2011) pdf.


         Laser patterning via a masked buffer layerStein, O., Asscher, M., A Chapter in "Lasers - Applications in Science and Industry" book 2, InTech publishing, December 2011, ISBN 978-953-307-755-0. pdf.


         Selective Ablation of Xe from Silicon Surfaces: Molecular Dynamics simulations and experimental laser patterningStein, O., Lin, Z., Zhigilei, L. V., Asscher, M., J. Phys. Chem. A, 115, 6250-59 (2011). pdf.


         Structure-Reactivity correlations in Pd-Au nanoclusters Gross, E., Asscher, M., Langmuir, 26 (21), 16226-31 (2010). pdf.


         Xe interacting with porous silicon Paldor, A., Toker, G., Lilach, Y., Asscher, M., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.,

12, 6774-6781 (2010). pdf.


         Chemical reactivity of Pd-Au bimetallic nano-clusters grown via amorphous solid water as buffer layer

Gross, E., Popov, I., Asscher, M., J. Phys. Chem. C., 113, 18341-18346 (2009). pdf.


         Interaction of ethyl chloride with amorphous solid water thin film on Ru(001) and O/Ru(001) surfaces.

Ayoub, Y., Asscher, M., J. Phys. Chem., A 113, 7514-7520 (2009).pdf.


         Weakly bound buffer layers: A versatile template for metallic nano-clusters growth and film patterning on solid surfaces. Asscher M., Surface Science 603, 957 (2009) pdf.      


         Size to density coupling of supported metal clustersGross, E., Asscher. M. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 710 (2009) pdf

         Photochemistry of ethyl chloride caged in Amorphous Solid Water Ayoub, Y., Asscher, M. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 10, 6484 (2008) pdf.


         Adsorption of H2O, CO2 and Xe on soft surfaces Stein, O., Asscher, M. J. Phys. Chem. B. 112, 3955 (2008). pdf.


         Gold Nanoclusters Deposited on SiO2 via Water as Buffer Layer: CO-IRAS and TPD Characterization   

Gross, E., Lundwall, M., Goodman, D. W. and Asscher M. J. Phys. Chem. C. 111, 16197, (2007). pdf


         The chemistry of trimethylamine on Ru(001) and O/Ru(001) Hallac B.F. and Asscher M. Langmuir 23, 8891, (2007). pdf


         Weakly bound buffer layer as a template for metallic nano-clusters growth and film laser-patterning  Gross E., Stein O. and Asscher M. Appl. Surf. Sci. 253 6545 (2007). pdf


         Collision-induced migration of adsorbates on solid surfaces: An experimental approach Danziger I.M. and Assscher M. J. Phys. Chem. A 100, 8339, (2006). pdf


         Patterning thin metallic film via laser structured weakly bound template Kerner  G., Stein O. and Asscher M. Surf. Sci. 600, 2091 (2006) pdf


Sublimative Desorption Kinetics of Multilayer Xenon from Ru(100) Kerner G., Stein O., Lilach Y. and Asscher M., Phys. Rev. B 71, 205414 (2005). pdf


           Water as Buffer Material for Gold Nanoclusters Growth Gross E., Horovitz Y. and Asscher M. Langmuir 21, 8892 (2005). pdf


           Photochemistry of molecules at confined environment : CD3Br/O/Ru(001) and CO2@Ice
Berger R., Lilach Y., Ayoub Y., Asscher M., Isr. J. Chem. 45, 97 (2005). pdf


           The Diffusion of Gold Nanoclusters on Ru(100) and p(1*2)-O/Ru Surfaces.
Kerner G., Horovitz Y. and Asscher M., J Phys. Chem B, 109, 4545 (2005). pdf


           Theoretical modeling of steric effect in electron induced desorption: CH3Br/O/Ru(001)
Jorgensen, S., Dubnikova, F., Zeiri Y., Kosloff R., Lilach, Y., Asscher M.,  J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 14056-14061 (2004). pdf


           Buffer layer assisted laser patterning of metals on surfaces Kerner G., Asscher M., Nano Letters, 4, 1433 (2004). pdf 


           Surface diffusion study of potassium coadsobed with CO on Ru(001): A coverage grating -optical second harmonic diffraction study Danziger I. M., Hallac B., Asscher M., J. Phys. Chem B, 108, 17851 (2004). pdf


           Steric effect in electron-molecule interaction Lilach Y., Asscher M., J. Phys. Chem. B, 108, 4358-4361 (2004).  pdf  


           Laser patterning of metallic films via buffer layer Kerner G., Asscher M., Surface Science, 557, 5-12 (2004).  pdf

    1. Synthesis and patterning of nanostructures of (almost) anything on anything
      Weaver J. H. and Antonov V. N., Surf. Sci. perspectives 557, 1 (2004).  pdf
    2. Unlikely partners in patterning: Laser-based method provides route to previously inaccessible structures
      Mitch Jacoby, Chem&Eng. News, Vol. 82, No. 18, p. 6, 3 May 2004.  html 
    3. Materials Science:  Laser patterning lightly
      PDS, Editors' Choice, SCIENCE 304, 7 May 2004.   pdf .
    4. Bending Nature's rules to pattern nanostructures on Sticky Surfaces
      Mark Wilson, PHYSICS TODAY vol. 57, iss. 6, p. 22, 1 June 2004.  
      pdf .
    5. Delicate heating builds robust nanostructures
      Chapell Brown, EETimes, 17 May 2004. 
      html .
    6. Metal wires find soft landing
      Jonathan Wood, MATERIALS TODAY,  July-August 2004.   html .

           Photoinduced fragmentation of multilayer CH3Br on Cu/Ru(001)
Livneh T., Asscher, M., J. Phys. Chem., B107, 11,382 (2003).  pdf


           Formation and dynamics of water clusters on Ru(001).

Lilach, Y, Buch, V. Asscher, M., J. Chem. Phys., 119(22), 11,899-11,905 (2003).  pdf


           Photochemistry of caged molecules: CD3Cl@Ice
Lilach, Y. Asscher, M., J. Chem. Phys., 119(1), 407 (2003).  pdf


           Surface Processes Induced by Collisions
Asscher, M. Zeiri, Y.  J. Phys. Chem. B, Feature Article, 107(29), 6903-19 (2003).  pdf


           Compression and Caging of  CD3Cl Under Water Layers Lilach, Y. Asscher, M.  J. Chem. Phys., 117, 6730-36 (2002).  pdf


           Collision Induced Processes at the Gas-Surface Interface. Asscher, M., Romm L. Zeiri, Y., Colloids and Surfaces A 208, 187-198 (2002).  pdf


           Second Order Isothermal Desorption Kinetics. Lilach Y., Danziger I. M., and Asscher M., Catalysis Letters, 76(1-2), 35-39 (2001).  pdf


           The First Layers of Water on Ru(001).Lilach Y., Romm L., Livneh T. and Asscher M., J. Phys. Chem. B105, 2736-2742 (2001).  pdf


           Adsorption, desorption and diffusion of potassium on metal and oxide surfaces.
Kerner G.,
Danziger I. M., Zhao W., Asscher M., NATO Advanced Research Workshop     on "Collective Surface Diffusion Coefficients Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions", M. Tringides and Z. Chevoj eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2000.


                A Remarkable heavy Atom Isotope Effect in the Dissociative Chemisorption of Nitrogen on Ru(001).
Romm L., Citri O., Kosloff R., Asscher M.,  J. Chem. Phys. 112,  8221-8224 (2000).  pdf


           The Adsorption and Decomposition of C2H4 on Ru(001): A Combined TPR and Work Function Change Study.Livneh T., Asscher M., J. Phys. Chem., B104, 3355-64 (2000)  pdf


           Interaction and Diffusion of Potassium on Cr2O3(0001)/Cr(110)
Zhao W., Kerner G., Asscher M., Wilde M., Al-Shamry  K., Freund H.-J., Staemmler V., Wieszbowska M., Phys. Rev. B., 62(11), 7527 (2000).  pdf


           Dipole-dipole interactions of CH3Cl on Ru(001): The correlation between work function and TPD measurements Livneh T., Lilach Y., Asscher M., J. Chem. Phys.111(24), 11,138-46 (1999).  pdf


           The Surface Chemistry of CH3Br and Methyl Modified by Copper Deposition on Ru(001)
Livneh T., Asscher M.,  J. Phys. Chem., B103, 5665-5674 (1999).  pdf


           Collision Induced Migration of Adsorbed N2 on Ru(001): MD Simulations.
Romm L., Zeiri Y., Asscher M., J. Chem. Phys., 110, 11,023-28 (1999).  pdf


      Coverage Grating Template for the Study of Surface Diffusion: K Coadsorbed with CO on Re(001).
Zhao W., Asscher M.,  Surface Science, 429, 1-13 (1999)  pdf


           Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Collision Induced desorption: I. Low Coverage of N2 on Ru(001).
Romm L., Zeiri Y., Asscher M., J. Chem. Phys., 110(6), 3153-3167 (1999).  pdf

           Interaction of CO2 with Potassium on Re(001). Zhao W., Chacham I., Vackart Y., Asscher M., Israel J. of Chemistry, 38 (4), 399-407 (1999).