Prof. Asscher


Research Projects










 Recent Publications


  • The Effect of co-Adsorbed Oxygen on the Photochemistry of Methane Embedded in

    amorphous Solid Water

    Sujith Ramakrishnan, Roey Sagi, Niharendu Mahapatra and Micha Asscher*,

    J. Phys. Chem. C, DOI 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02155 (June 2018).


  • Temperature Effect on Transport, Charging, and Binding of Low-Energy Electrons

    Interacting with Amorphous Solid Water Films.

    Roey Sagi, Michelle Akerman, Sujith Ramakrishnan, Micha Asscher,

    J. Phys. Chem. C, 122 (18), 9985-9996 (2018), (DOI/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01674).


  • CsPbBr3 and CH3NH3PbBr3 Promote Visible-light Photo-Reactivity,

    Shankar Harisingh, Sujith Ramakrishnan, Michael Kulbak, Igal Levine, David Cahen,

    Bat-El Cohen, Lioz Etgar and Micha Asscher*,

    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 16847 16852 (2018), (DOI: 10.1039/C8CP01235K).


  • Buffer layer assisted chemistry over amorphous solid water: Oxide thin film or

    metallic nanoparticles formation

    Zilberberg, L., Shankar, H., Mitlin, S., Elitsur, R., and Asscher, M.

    Langmuir 34, 2610−2618 (2018), DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b3203.


  • Collision induced desorption of large molecules from surfaces: Trimethylamine removal from Ru(0001)

    Hallac B., Asscher, M., Topics in Catalysis, 61, 776783 (2018). DOI: 10.1007/s11244-018-0921-6 (2018).

  • Buffer Layer Assisted Growth of Ag Nanoparticles in Titania Thin Films; Zilberberg, L., Mitlin, S., Shankar, H., Asscher, M., J. Phys. Chem. C, 119 (52), 28979-28991 (2015).

  • 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).