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  • Munir H. Nayfeh

    Department of Physics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    1110 West Green Street, Urbana, IL  61801-3080  USA
    217-333-3774; 217-333-9819(fax); m-nayfeh@uiuc.edu

    Professional Preparation

            B.S., Physics                                         American Univ. of Beirut                                                           1968      
            M.S., Physics                                        American Univ. of Beirut                                                           1970
            Ph.D., Physics                                       Stanford University                                                                     1974
            Postdoctoral, Physics                          Oak Ridge National Lab. And University of Kentucky       1974-1976

    Appointments

            Professor of Physics                                University of Illinois                                                                  1979–Present
            Lecturer and Research Associate         Yale University                                                                          1977-1978
            Research physicist                                   Oak Ridge National Laboratory                                             1976-1977
            Postdoctoral                                             Oak Ridge National Lab and University of Kentucky       1974-1976

    Synergistic Activities

    American Men and Women of Science; Who’s Who in Science & Technology; Who’s Who in  Technology Today; Who’s Who in Engineering; Leading consultants in Technology; Dictionary of International Biography; Men of Achievement

    Awards

    IR 100 award for single atom detection (1977)
    Energy 100 (1977)
    Beckman Award (1985)
    AT&T Award (1989)

    Co-organizer of Activities at Professional Conferences:

    Gordon Conference on Atomic Physics, (1978); Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields, Gaithersburg, MD (1984); International Laser Science Conference, Dallas, Texas (1985); Satellite Meeting on Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields at the XV International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) (1987); NATO Conference on Atoms in Intense Fields, Kos, Greece (1989); International Conference on “Lasers in S and T”, Amman, Jordan (1989); Congress of Arab Scientists & Technologists Abroad, Amman (1992); International Conference on “Lasers in Science and Technology”, Amman, Jordan (1994); Congress of Arab Scientists & Technologists Abroad, Amman (1994); Workshop on Environmental Awareness, United Arab Emirates (1996); STM-Based Lithography and Nanofabrication, Triesta, Italy (1997); Conference on Information Technology, Tunis, Tunisia (1996); Conference on Academia and Industry at Najah University, PNA (1998); ASST school on nanotechnology, Damascus, 2003, NSF sponsored conference on nanotechnology, Amman, Jordan (2008)

    Fields of experimental and theoretical interests
    High resolution laser spectroscopy, atomic excitation, resonance multiphoton ionization, collisions and laser spectroscopy; atoms and molecules in intense electromagnetic fields, highly excited atoms, classical and quantum chaos, deposition on surfaces, scanning tunneling microscopy, nanolithography, nanoelectronics and technology, silicon nanoparticles, Si biosensors

    Research Achievments:
    Synthesis and detection of single Si nanoparticles Munir Nayfeh’s present work concentrates at understanding the nature of ultrasmall Si nanocrystallites. We developed a process for converting bulk silicon crystals into ultrasmall, nano-sized particles. The nanoparticles come in magic discrete sizes, the smallest of which is one billionth of a meter in diameter and contain about 30 Si atoms. They constitute the transition between the solid and atomistic states. They can be formed into colloids, crystals, films, and collimated beams for unique applications in the electronics, optoelectronics and biomedical industries. These nanoparticles have many useful properties that are unlike those of bulk silicon, including being a source of stimulated emission. The particles are ultrabright under single or two-photon excitation, such that the photoluminescence of single particles is readily detectable. Moreover, the electronic characteristics of single particles are being recorded by scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STM). Potential uses include nano-solar cells; solid state lighting; catalysts for biofuels; nanomemory and single-electron electronics; semiconductor lasers; and sensors and markers for biological materials
    He is also focusing on the understanding of the formation, structure and response of ultrasmall silicon grains, relevant to understanding the nature of dust grains in interstellar and coronal environments. He examined the prospect of finding silicon grains in the corona and in the red rectangle as well as the formation of the particles from silicate material, found in meteorites.

     

    First light on silicon lasers, Physics World V14, No 1 (January 2001), page 7
    Let there be light, Nature 409 (22 February 2001), page 974
    Silicon lights up imaging, Nature biotechnology V 20 (April 2002), page 351
    Nanotech poioneers: where are they taking us? S. Edwards, Editor, Wiley-VCH, page 87 (2005)

    Picking and imaging small clusters and single molecules The nanoparticle research has built on previous work in which he used two-photon laser processes combined with scanning tunneling spectroscopy to pick and image small clusters of metal atoms and single organometal molecules on surfaces at room temperature.

    The Smallest Graffiti in the World, New Scientist, Cover and Analysis, March 7, 1992.

    Detection of single atoms Previously, with colleagues at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Nayfeh used two-photon ionization processes to demonstrate the ultimate in analytical detection of atomic concentrations including single atoms

    Electron spectroscopy detects single atoms, Physics Today, Search and Discovery, September 1978); Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook of Science (1978),
    World Book Science Annual (1978)

    Precision measurements of the Rydberg Constant: PH.D thesis under the supervision of Professors Theodor Hansch and Arthur Schawlow. This work (reported in the Physical Review Letters, 1975) was listed as one of the highlights of Physics in 1974 and in the book celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Physical Review.

    The Physical review: The first 100 years: A selection of seminal papers and commentaries, H. Henry Stroke, editor, Spriner and AIP press (1995)

    Books

    1. M. H. Nayfeh and M. K. Brussel, Electricity and Magnetism, John Wiley and Sons, New York (1985).
    2. M. H. Nayfeh and C. Clark, eds.  Atomic Excitation and Recombination in External Fields, Harwood Academic Publishers, New York (1985).
    3. K. Taylor, M. Nayfeh, and C. Clark, eds. Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields, Plenum (1988).
    4. C. Nicholaides, M. H. Nayfeh, and C. W. Clark, eds. Atoms in Strong Fields, Plenum (1989).

    Issued Patents
     

    1. US Patent 6,597,496, “Silicon Nanoparticle Stimulated Emission Devices”, issued on 7/22/03
    2. European Regional Patent 1,264,202 issued on 5/18/05. Nationally Issued as 00991877.2 on 8/18/05 in Germany (DE), United Kingdom (GB), France (FR) and Ireland (IE).
    3. US Patent 6,585,947, “Silicon Nanoparticle and Method for Producing the Same” issued on 7/1/03.
    4. US Patent 6,846,474, “Silicon Nanoparticle and Method for Producing the Same” issued on 1/25/05, composition of matter claims for the 1 nm (blue) particle.
    5. US Patent 6,984,842, “Silicon Nanoparticle Field Effect Transistor and Transistor Memory Device”, issued on 1/10/06.
    6. US Patent 6,456,423, “Silicon Nanoparticle Microcrystal Nonlinear Optical Devices”, issued on 9/24/02.
    7. US Patent 6,410,934, “Silicon Nanoparticle Electronic Switches”, issued on 6/25/02.
    8. US Patent 6,743,406, “Family of Discretely Sized Silicon Nanoparticles and Method for Producing the Same” issued on 6/1/04.
    9. US Patent 7,001,578, “Family of Discretely Sized Silicon Nanoparticles and Method for Producing the Same” issued on 2/21/06.
    10. US Patent 6,660,152, “Elemental Silicon Nanoparticle Plating and Method for the Same”, issued on 12/9/03.
    11. US Patent 6,992,298, “Coated Spherical Silicon Nanoparticle Thin Film UV Detector with UV Response and Method of Making”, issued on 1/31/06.

    Pending Patents

    1. US Continuation In Part Application 10/849,536, “Germanium and Germanium Alloy Nanoparticle and Method for Producing the Same”, filed on 5/19/04.
    2. US Continuation In Part Application 10/864,072, “Silicon Nanoparticle Nanotubes and Method for Making the Same”, filed on 6/9/04.
    3. US Patent Application 11/088,269, “Silicon Nanoparticle Formation by Electrodeposition from Silicate”, filed on 3/23/05.
    4. US Provisional Patent Application 60/800,168, “MOS Capacitor with Oxide Embedded Silicon Nanoparticle Thin Film”, filed on 5/12/06.
    5. US Patent Application 60/702,674, “Chloroplatinic Acid Assisted Silicon Nanoparticle Formation Method”, filed on 7/26/06.
    6. US Patent Application 60/702,673, “Silicon and Platinum Nanoparticle Formation from Silicon Powder and Chloroplatinic Acid”, filed on 7/26/06
    7. US Patent Application 60/736,139, “Silicon Nanoparticle Photovoltaic Solar Cell Device”, filed on 11/8/06
    8. US Provisional Patent Application 60/851,539, “Silicon Nanoparticle Glucose Sensor and Method”, filed on 10/13/06.
    9. US provisional on synthesis of silicon nanowires
    10. US provisional “ Luminescent Si nanoparticle-polymer composites, composite wavelength converter and white LED
    11. US Provisional “ Nanosilicon-based room temperature paints and adhesive coatings
    12. US provisional “ Organosilicon compounds and oils with homogeneous silicon nanoparticle dispersion”
    13. US patent “Silicon Nanoparticle White LED Devices”. With PolyBrite International
    14. US Patent: Use of Silicon Particles as Catalyst, Electrochemical Device Comprising the Particles and Method Thereof.  Inventors:  Siu-Tung Yau  Munir H. Nayfeh  Gang Wang , Agents:  FAY SHARPE LLP Origin: CLEVELAND, OH US , IPC8 Class: AH01M806FI , USPC Class: 429 19
    15. US provisional Patent, ORGANOSILICON NANOSILICON COMPOSITES AND FABRICATION METHODS, Inventors: A.S.Al Dwayyan, M. S. Alsalhi, A. Al Dukhail, Mansour Al Hoshan, M. Naziruddin Khan, Ghassan Al Chaar, Munir Nayfeh

     

    Commercialization

    Founder and President, NanoSi Advanced Technologies Inc., Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Thesis Advisors
    Professors Arthur Schawlow and Theodor Hansch, Stanford University

     

    Students supervised

    Dr. David Andsager (Uni High, Urbana);
    Dr. Allan Archer (EROLS, Boston);
    Dr. Wallac Glab (Texas Tech University);
    Dr. James Hetrick (Bloomsburg University, PA);
    Dr. Barry Hilliard (GE);
    Dr. David Humm (Saint Mary College);
    Dr. K. Ng (Hughes);
    Dr. Nicolas Rigakis (Athens, Greece);
    Dr. W. Howard Thompson (OMICRON, PA);
    Dr. Zain Yamani (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia); 
    Dr. S. Yao (Clevaland State University),
    Dr. Joel Therrien (Purdue University),
    Dr. Gennadiy Belomoin (Chicago),
    Dr. Satish Rao (Spain)
    Dr. Adam Smith (University of Illinois)
    Mr. M. Stupka,
    Mr. T. Huang,
    Mr. K. Mantey.

     

    Scholars and Postgraduate

    Dr. Laila Abuhassan (University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan); Dr. M. Ali-Hasan (University of North Carolina, Charlotte); Dr. Osman Gurdal (University of North Carolina, Charlotte), Dr. D. Yao (University of Science & Technology of China, Beijing); Dr. Y-P. Ying (Shanghai Jio Tong University, Shanghai, China); Dr. Joel Therrien (Purdue); Dr. Elena Rogozhina (Texas), Dr. Nicholas Barry (Colorado); Dr. Jaser Shobaki (Yarmouk University); Dr. Issa Shahin (University of Jordan); Dr. Bassam Mughrabi (Damascus University); Dr. Abdelhalim Wreikat (Balka University); Dr. Yahya Ramadin (Balka University, Dr. Muona Alchihabi (Alleppo University), Dr. Simonetta Palechi (ISS, Rome).

     

    Collaborators

    Dr. I. Adesida, University of Illinois; Dr Nicholas Barry, University of Colarado; Dr. Morton Brussel, University of Illinois; Dr. Charles Clark, NIST; Dr. Enrico Gratton, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Dr. Joseph Greene, University of Illinois; Dr. J. Muller, University of Illinois; Dr. Cleanthes Nicholaides, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens; Dr. Ken Taylor, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Surrey, UK; Dr. W. Yu, Northwestern, Dr. L. Mitas, North Carolina State University, Dr. Paul Braun, University of Illinois, Dr. Sahraoui Chaieb, University of Illinois, Dr. Harry Drickamer, University of Illinois, Dr. Thomas Eurell (UIUC), Prof. Shadia Habbal (Wales), Dr. David Bensimon (ENS, Paris), Dr. Weiming Yu (University of Indiana), Dr. Gary Eden (UIUC), Dr. Steve Granick (UIUC), Dr. Vladimir Gelfand (UIUC), Dr. Keith Singletary (UIUC), Dr. Richard Martin (UIUC), Dr. Y. C. Chang (UIUC), Dr. Steve Errede (UIUC), Dr. W. Webb (Cornell); Dr. A. Alaql (KSU, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Dr. Mohammad Al Salhi (KSU, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). Dr. Jeff Kuhn (University of Hawaii), Dr. S. Yau, City University of New York (Hunter campus), John Host (Dow Corning). Dr. Abdulrahman Almuhanna (King Abdukaziz City for Science and technology, Riyadh), D. Turki Alsaud (King Abdukaziz City for Science and technology, Riyadh)

    Activities in the Middle East:
    Educational Activities

    • Co-founded the Network of Arab Scientists and Technologists Abroad (ASTA) headquartered in Urbana, Illinois, USA, and at the HCST (Jordan)
    • Co-organized congresses of ASTA in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates.
    • Published on the role of ASTA in the development in the Arab World (Al Taawon (Riyadh), Arab Journal of Science (ALESCO, Tunis), Almuhandes (Jordan), Al-Tadrib Al Taqani (Riyadh), Al Fuheis (Chicago)
    • Represented ASTA in the deliberations and addressed the Meeting of Arab Ministers for Research and Higher Education held in Algeria (1995) and in Riyadh (1998) on the role of ASTA.
    • Co-organized and participated two symposia at the Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in Washington DC on the role of ASTA in the development of the Arab World.
    • Held Arab-American community meetings (Chicago, Indiana, Orlando, Champaign, Washington)
    • Co-founded the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF) in Sharjah, UAE
    • Presented the role of ASTA on Arab television (Jordan, Syria, Tunis, Sharjah, Algeria, Dubai, Saudi Arabia) and on BBC and Voice of America, Nature, Al Wasat, Al Arabi, Al Yamama, Al Hayat, Al Majal, Al Ahram, Al Khalige, Al Watan, etc.
    • Contributed the feature: Our Scientists Abroad (featured a scientist & a technologist) in the Arab Magazine of Science (ALESCO)

    Technical activities

    • Co-organized international conferences on lasers, nanotechnology, information technology, environment, water resources, pharmaceuticals (Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Oman, UK, Greece, Italy, India, Canada and USA).
    • Contributed  several articles to the Arab Science Magazine for the Youth (ALESCO)
    • Contributed articles to the Arab Science Magazine on lasers, internet and information technology, biotechnology, GATT, robotics, and nanotechnology, and served on its Board of Advisors (ALESCO).

    Contributions to modern science and technology

    • Electronic directory of ASTA (in collaboration with the Association of Arab Universities, AARU)
    • Documentation of the Arab contributions to modern S&T; Arab Women in S&T

    Talks

    More than 250 professional talks in the field of specialization at institutions, conferences and workshops. More than 30 talks on educational issues.

    Popular Articles

    1. "Laser Detection of Single Atoms and Applications," M. H. Nayfeh, The American Scientist 67, 204 (1979).

     

    1. "Atom," M. H. Nayfeh, in the McGraw-Hill 1979 Yearbook of Science and Technology, pp. 103-106.
    2. "Laser Detection of Single Atoms," M. H. Nayfeh, in the Bulletin of UNESCO for the Middle East, Volume X, NO. 1-2, Jan.-June (1982).

    Chapters in Books

    1. "Laser Detection of Single Atoms," M. H. Nayfeh, in the Bulletin of UNESCO for the Middle East, Volume X, NO. 1-2, Jan.-June (1982).

     

    1. "Use of a 3-MV Proton Accelerator for Study of Noble Gases, Including Laser Ionization of Excited State," G. S. Hurst, J. P. Judish, M. H. Nayfeh, J. E. Parks, M. G. Payne, and E. B. Wagner, Proc. Third Conference on Application of Small Accelerators, (CONF-741040-PI), edited by J. L. Duggan and I. L. Morgan (National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va., 1975), Vol. I. pp. 97-119.
    1. "Selective Single Atom Detection in a 1019 Atom Background," G. S. Hurst, M. H. Nayfeh, J. P. Young, M. G. Payne, and L. W. Grossman.  In Laser Spectroscopy, J. L. Hall and J. L. Carlsten, eds. (Springer Series in Optical Sciences, Vol. 7) Springer-Verlag, NY, Heidelberg, 1977.

     

    1. "Adiabatic Following in Two-Photon Transition," M. H. Nayfeh and A. H. Nayfeh, to be published in Proceedings of the Fourth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, Rochester, NY, June 8-10, 1977.
    1. "Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules," M. H. Nayfeh, in SPIE Journal Optical Engineering, 19, 057 (1980).

     

    1. "Collision Induced Multiphoton Processes," M. H. Nayfeh and W. Glab in the Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Lasers "Lasers 80," New Orleans, Dec. 1980, 435-443.
    1. "Phase Control of Atomic Scattering States in Two-Photon Radiative Collisions," M. H. Nayfeh, G. B. Hillard, and D. B. Geohegan.  In "Photon-assisted Collisions and related topics," N. Rahman and C. Guidotti eds., Harwood Academic Publishers (London & New York), 1982.

     

    1. "Phase Resonance in Two-Photon Radiative Collision," M. H. Nayfeh, G. B. Hillard, and D. B. Geohegan.  In the Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Lasers and their Applications (Lasers' 82), New Orleans, Dec. 1982, p. 398.
    1. "Theoretical and Experimental Study of CW HF Chemical Laser Performance," L. S. Sentman, M. H. Nayfeh, W. O. Moleback, P. Rengoni, K. Herrick, K. King, P. Schmidt and S. Townsend.  Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, Stresa, Italy, Sept. 13-17, 1982, Plenum Publishing Corp. New York.

     

    1. "Radiative Collision Induced Electron Continuum-Continuum Scattering," M. H. Nayfeh.  In Collisions and Half Collisions With Lasers, N. Rahman and C. Guidotti eds., Harwood Academic Publishers (London & New York), 1983.
    1. "Highly Excited Hydrogen in External Electric Fields," M. H. Nayfeh, K. Ng and D. Yao, in Atomic Excitation and Recombination in External Fields, M. H. Nayfeh and C. Clark, eds., Gordon and Breach Science Publishers (London & New York) 1985.

     

    1. "Mode-Media Interactions in a CW Chemical Laser," L. H. Sentman, M. H. Nayfeh, S. Townsend, S. King, G. Tsioulos, P. Renzoni and J. Bichanich, in the Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, Oxford, England, August 20-24, 1984.
    1. "Highly Excited Hydrogen in Strong External Electric Fields," M. H. Nayfeh, K. Ng and D. Yao, in Laser Spectroscopy, VII eds. T. Hänsch and R. Shen, Springer-Verlag (1985).

     

    1. "Highly Excited H in External Electric Fields", M.H. Nayfeh, in Advances in Laser Science, the Proceedings of the International conference on Laser Science, Dallas, 1985 (AJP 146).
    1. "Stochastity in Hydrogen in DC and AC Fields," M.H. Nayfeh and D. Humm, in the Proceedings of the Workship on Photons and Continuum States of Atoms and Molecules, N. Rahman, G. Guidotti, and M. Allegrine, eds. Springer-Verlag, 28 (1987).

     

    1. "Hydrogen in Strong de Electric Fields - Atomic Engineering," M. H. Nayfeh, in Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy, G. S. Hurst and C. G. Morgan, eds. Adam Hilger Ltd., 21 (AIP Publication,1987).
    1. "Atomic Engineering of Highly Excited Atoms,” in Arthur L. Schawlow--Lasers, Spectroscopy, and Ideas, M. Levenson and W. Yen, eds., Springer-Verlag (1987).

     

    1. "Molecular Hydrogen in Intense Laser Fields," M. H. Nayfeh, in the Proceedings of the NATO Workshop Atomic and Molecular Processes with Short Intense Laser Pulses, A. Bandrank, ed., Plenum (1987).
    1. "Molecular Hydrogen in Intense Laser Fields," M. H. Nayfeh, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields, K. Taylor, M. Nayfeh and C. Clark eds., Royal Holloway College, Plenum (1987).

     

    1. Chaos in One-Dimensional Hydrogen, D. Humm and M. H. Nayfeh, in Atomic Spectra and Collisions in External Fields, K. Taylor, M. H. Nayfeh, and C. W. Clark, eds., Plenum (1988).
    1. Multiphoton Multielectron Excitation and Ionization of H2, M. H. Nayfeh, J. Mazumder, D. Humm, T. Sherlock, and K. Ng, in Atomic and Molecular Processes with Short Intense Laser Pulses, A. Bandrauk ed., Plenum (1988).

     

    1. Highly Excited Hydrogen in External Fields, M. H. Nayfeh, in The Hydrogen Atom, F. Bassani and T. W. Hänsch eds., Springer-Verlag (1988).
    1. Highly Excited Hydrogen in External Fields, M. H. Nayfeh, in Atomic Excitation and Collision in External Fields, C. Nicholaides, M. Nayfeh, and C. W. Clark, eds., Plenum (1988).

     

    1. H2 in Strong Laser Radiation, M. H. Nayfeh, D. Humm, and J. Mazumder, in Atomic Excitation and Collisions in External Fields, C. Nicholaides, M. H. Nayfeh, and C. W. Clark, eds., Plenum (1988).
    1. Chaos in One-Dimensional Hydrogen, D. Humm and M. H. Nayfeh, in Atomic Excitation and Collisions in External Fields, C. Nicholaides, M. H. Nayfeh, and C. W. Clark, eds., Plenum (1988).

     

    1. Highly Excited Hydrogen in Strong External Fields, M. H. Nayfeh, in the Proceedings of the 7th National Conference of India on Atomic and Molecular Physics, 1989.
    1. Fabrication of Nanometer Scale Structures, M. Nayfeh, in Technology of Proximal Probe Lithography , C. Marrian, ed., SPIE Institutes, IS 10, 200 (1993)

     

    1. Atoms in Intense Laser Fields," M. H. Nayfeh, in Molecules in Laser fields, edited by A. Bandrauk, Dekker Press, (1993).
    1. H2 in Intense Laser Fields," M. H. Nayfeh, in Molecules in Laser fields, edited by A. Bandrauk, Dekker Press, (1993).

     

    1. Scanning tunneling microscopy-based fabrication of nanometer scale structures, Munir Nayfeh, in Atomic Force Microscopy/Scanning Tunneling Microscopy 2, page 23, Samuel H. Cohen, Marcia L. Lightbody , eds. (Pelnum Publishing Corporation, New York, 1997)
    1. Silicon nanoparticles: Next generation of ultrasensitive fluorescent markers, in Synthesis, Functionalization, and Surface Treatment of Nanoparticles, M. H. Nayfeh, E. Rogozhina, and L. Mitas M.-Isabelle Baratron, ed., American Scientific Publishers, (2002)

     

    1. Stimulated blue emission from ultrasmall Si nano particles  (a new phase of silicon), M. H. Nayfeh, in Atoms, Molecules, and quantum Dots in Laser fields, N. Bloembergen, N. Rahman, and A. Rizzo, eds. Atti Di Conferennze 71, 83 (2001)
    1. Si29 naoparticles: A new form of silicon, Munir H. Nayfeh in Laser Physics at the limits, H. Figger, D. Meschede, and C. Zimmermann, eds. Springer (2001)

     

    1. Lasing effects in ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles, Munir H. Nayfeh, in Twords the first silicon laser, L. Pavesi, S. Gaponenke, and L. D. Negro, eds. Kluwer Academic Publishers, p 165 (2003)
    1. Silicon nanoparticles: New photonic and electronic material at the transition between solid and molecule, in Nanosilicon, M. H. Nayfeh and L. Mitas, V. Kumar, page 1 editor (Elsevir, 2007)

     

    Journal  Publications

    1. "Precision Measurement of the Rydberg Constant by Laser Saturation Spectroscopy of the Balmer Line in Hydrogen and Dueterium," T. W. Hänsch, M. H. Nayfeh, S. A. Lee, S. M. Curry, and I. S. Shahin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 32, 1336 (1976).

     

    1. "Saturated Two Photon Resonance Ionization of He(21S)," G. S. Hurst, M. G. Payne, M. H. Nayfeh, J. P. Judish, and E. B. Wagner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 82 (1976).
    1. "Kinetic Study of Energy Tranfer from He(n = 2,3) to Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe," M. H. Nayfeh, C. H. Chen, and M. G. Payne, Phys. Rev. A 14, 1739 (1976).

     

    1. "Kinetics of He(21S) Using Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy," M. G. Payne, G. S. Hurst, M. H. Nayfeh, J. P. Judish, C. H. Chen, E. B. Wagner, and J. P. Young, Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 1154 (1975).
    1. "Upper Limit of Intensity Dependence of the Da Lamb Shift by Laser Saturation Spectroscopy," S. A. Lee, M. H. Nayfeh and T. W.Hänsch, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 19, 580 (1974).

     

    1. "Demonstration of One-Atom Detection," G. S. Hurst, M. H. Nayfeh, and J. P. Young, Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 229 (1977).
    1. "One-Atom Detection Using Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy," G. S. Hurst, M. H. Nayfeh, and J. P. Young, Phys. Rev. A15, 2283 (1977).

     

    1. "Collisional Line Broadening Using Laser Excitation and Ionization," M. H. Nayfeh, G. S. Hurst, M. G. Payne, and J. P. Young, Phys. Rev. Lett. 39, 604 (1977).
    1. "Observation of New Satellites in Cs-Ar System Using Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy," M. H. Nayfeh, G. S. Hurst, M. G. Payne, and J. P. Young, Phys. Rev. Lett. 41, 302 (1978).

     

    1. "Population Difference of a Two-Level Atomic System Due to a Strong Pulsed Field," Munir H. Nayfeh and Ali H. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 4862 (1975).
    1. "Optical Resonance of a Two-Level Atomic System," Munir H. Nayfeh and Ali H. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 47, 2528 (1976).

     

    1. "Weak Field Limit of Laser Enhance Collisional Energy Transfer," M. G. Payne, C. W. Choi, and M. H. Nayfeh, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 21, 156 (1976); in Proceedings of the International Conference on Multiphoton Processes, Rochester, New York, 1977 (Wiley, New York 1977).
    1. "Energy Transfer Between Slowly Moving Atoms - The Case of No Crossing Point," M. G. Payne and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 13, 595 (1976).

     

    1. "Effect and Relaxation on Adiabatic Following," M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 14, 1304 (1976).
    1. "Adiabatic Following in Two-Photon Absorption," M. H. Nayfeh and A. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 18, 1124 (1978).

     

    1. "Effect of Relaxation on Self-Induced Transparency," M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 16, 927 (1977).
    1.  "Two-Photon Ionization of Two Colliding Atoms," M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 16, 927 (1977).

     

    1. "Radiative Collision-Induced Photoionization," M. H. Nayfeh and M. G. Payne, Phys. Rev. A 17, 1695 (1978).
    1. "Self Induced Transparency in Two Photon Transition," M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 18, 2550 (1978).

     

    • “Studies of the HgTP Exciplex System,” S. Chilukuri and M. H. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 49, 5378 (1978).
    •  “Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules,” M. H. Nayfeh, in the Jan./Feb. 1980 issue of SPIE Journal Optical Engineering, 19, 057 (1980).

     

    • “Double Resonance with Pulsed Fields,” M. H. Nayfeh and A. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 19, 1666 (1979).
    •  “Collisional Induced Three Photon Ionization,” M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 20, 1927 (1979).

     

    • “Collision Induced Dipole Transition and Collisional Broadening of Quadrupole Transitions,” M. H. Nayfeh, W. Glab and A. McCown, Phys, Rev. A Rapid Communications 24, 1142 (1981).
    • “Measurement of the Oscillator Strength of the E2 Transition CS(6S-5D),” W. Glab and M. H. Nayfeh, Optics Comm. 38, 262 (1981).

     

    •  “Two-Photon Laser-Induced Radiative Collisions,” M. H. Nayfeh and G. B. Hillard, Phys. Rev. A 24, 1409 (1981).
    •  “Radiative Collisional Induced Continuum-Continuum Scattering,” M. H. Nayfeh and D. B. Geohegan, Phys. Rev. A 28, 1395 (1983).

     

    •  “Double Resonance Via Continuum States-Ionization Quantum Beats,” M. H. Nayfeh and W. Glab Phys. Rev. A 3, 1619 (1982).
    • “Laser Induced Phase Locking of Hydrogen Plasma Striations,” W. Glab and M. H. Nayfeh, Applied Phys. Lett. 40, 574 (1982).

     

    •  “Observation of Collision Narrowing in Two-Photon Transitions in a Three Level System,” W. Glab and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A, Rapid Comm. 25, 3431 (1982).
    • “Excitation and Ionization of Hydrogen Rydberg States in a Hydrogen Plasma,” W. Glab and M. H. Nayfeh, Optics Lett. 7, 380 (1982).

     

    •  “Laser-Induced Two-Atom Coherence,” M. H. Nayfeh and G. B. Hillard, Phys. Rev. A 29, 1907 (1984).
    • “Intensity Induced Quenching of Absorption of Diatomic Molecules in Two Near Resonance Laser Fields,” M. H. Nayfeh, K. King, G. B. Hillard, I. S. Shahin, and A. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 26, 1988 (1982).

     

    •  “Three-Photon Excitation of Hydrogen Rydberg States,” W. Glab and M. H. Nayfeh, Optics Letters 8, 30 (1983).
    •  “Overtone absorption in a two-Overtone Frequency Field,” M. Nayfeh and J. Shobaki, Phys. Rev. A 30, 295-298 (1984).

     

    • “Effect of Dephasing Dressing on Molecular Absorption,” M. H. Nayfeh, K. K. King and J. Shobaki, J. App. Physics 56, 1944 -1947 (1984).
    • “Electric Field Induced Resonances in the Photoionization of Excited Krypton,” W. Glab, H. B. Hillard and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A Rapid Comm. 28, 3682 (1983).

     

    •  “Stark Induced Resonances in the Photoionization of Hydrogen,” W. Glab and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 31, 530 - 532 (1985).
    • Electric Field Enhancement of Depolarization of Excited States,” M. H. Nayfeh, G. B. Hillard and W. L. Glab, Phys. Rev. A32, 3324 (1985).

     

    •  “Time-Dependent Oscillations in a CW Chemical Laser Unstable Resonator,” L. H. Sentman, M. H. Nayfeh, S. Townsend, K. King, G. Tsioulos and J. Bichanich Appl. Opt. 24, 3598 (1985).
    • “Saturation Effects in a CW HF Chemical Laser,” L.H. Sentman, M. H. Nayfeh, P. Renzoni, K. King, S. Townsend and G. Tsioulos, AIAA 23, 1392 (1985).

     

    •  “Laser Detection of Single Atoms,” M. H. Nayfeh, in the Bulletin of UNESCO for the Middle East, Volume X, NO. 1-2, Jan.-June (1982).
    • “Spectroscopy Between Parabolic States in Hydrogen-Enhancement of the Stark Induced Resonances in its Photoionization,” W. Glab, K. Ng, D. Yao and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 31, 3577 (1985).

     

    • “Highly Excited Hydrogen in Strong External Electric Fields,” M. H. Nayfeh, K. Ng and D. Yao, in Laser Spectroscopy, VII eds. T. Hänsch and R. Shen, Springer-Verlag (1985).
    •  “Photoionization Spectrum of H in Strong DC Electric Fields,” K. Ng. D. Yao, and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 35, 2508 (1987).

     

    • “Continuum State Selectivity in Hydrogen in Stark Fields by Charge Shape Tuning,” Y. Ying and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 35, 1945 (1987).
    •  “Molecular Hydrogen in Intense Laser Fields,” M. H. Nayfeh, in the Proceedings of the NATO Workshop Atomic and Molecular Processes with Short Intense Laser Pulses, A. Bandrank, ed., Plenum (1987).

     

    •  “M1=1 Photoionization Spectrum of Hydrogen in Strong DC Electric Fields,” D. Yao, K. Ng, and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A. 36, 4072 (1987).
    • Highly Excited Hydrogen in Strong DC Electric Fields:  Atomic Engineering, M. H. Nayfeh, J. of Mod. Opt. 35, 297 (1988).

     

    • Multiphoton Multielectron Excitation and Ionization of H2, M. H. Nayfeh, J. Mazumder, D. Humm, T. Sherlock, and K. Ng, in Atomic and Molecular Processes with Short Intense Laser Pulses, A. Bandrauk ed., Plenum (1988).
    • Highly Excited Hydrogen in External Fields, M. H. Nayfeh, in The Hydrogen Atom, F. Bassani and T. W. Hänsch eds., Springer-Verlag (1988).

     

    • Classical Chaos in One-Dimensional Hydrogen in Strong DC Electric Fields, D. C. Humm and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A 40, 3727 (1989).
    • One-Dimensional Hydrogen in Low Frequency Radiation-Frequency Modulated Hydrogen, M. H. Nayfeh, D. C. Humm, and M. Peercy, Phys. Rev. A 40, 3736 (1989).

     

    • Localized Chaos in One-Dimensional Hydrogen, D. C. Humm, D. Saltz, and M. H. Nayfeh, Phys. Rev. A, 42, 1592 (1990).
    • Laser-Assisted Deposition of Nanometer Structures Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,  S. T. Yau. D. Saltz, and M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 2913 (1990).

     

    • Nanofabrication with a Scanning Tunneling Microscope, S. Y. Yau, D. Saltz, A. Wriekat, and M. H. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Physics, 69 , 29 70 (1991).
    • STM-Laser Fabrication of Nanometer Structure, S. T. Yau, D. Saltz, and M. H. Nayfeh, J. Vac. Sci. Techol. B9, 1371 (1991).

     

    • Nanolithography on Chemically Prepared Silicon With a Scanning Tunneling Microscope, X. Zheng, S.-T. Yau, and M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 24  57 (1991).
    • Laser Induced Resolution of Graphite Surfaces Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, A. H. Wreikat and M. H. Nayfeh, Dirasat, Journal of the Univesity of Jordan(1991)

     

    • Parallel Fabrication on Chemically Etched Silicon Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, X. Zheng, J. Hetrick, S.-T. Yau, and M. H. Nayfeh, Ultramicroscopy. 42-44, 1303(1992)
    • Scanning Tunneling Microscope as a High Sensitivity Radiation Detector, Z. Hasan, D. Andsager, D. Saltz, K. Cartwright, and M. H. Nayfeh, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 63, 2099 (1992)

     

    • Strong-Field Effect in Nanofabrication on Chemically Prepared Silicon, J. Hetrick, X.-Zheng, and M. H. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 73, 4721(1993).
    • Fabrication of Nanometer Scale Structures, M. Nayfeh, SPIE Institutes, IS 10, 200(1993)

     

    • Quenching of Porous Silicon Photoluminescence by Deposition of Metal Adsorbates, D. Andsager, J. Hilliard, J. M. Hetrick, L. H. AbuHassan, M. Plisch, and M. H. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 74, 4783(1993).
    • Laser enhanced atomic resolution of graphite using scanning tunneling microscopy, Abel Kareem Wraikat; C. More; M. H Nayfeh; Volume 20, Issue 2, Page(s): 43 – 52 (1993)

     

    • Behavior of Porous Silicon Emission Spectra During Quenching by Immersion in Metal Ion Solutions, D. Andsager, J. Hilliard, and M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett., 64, 1191(1994)
    • Infrared Spectroscopy of Luninescent and Nonluminescent Porous Silicon, J. Hilliard, D. Andsager, L. Abu Hassan, H. Nayfeh, and M. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2423-2428(1994)

     

    • Infrared Spectroscopy and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry of Luminescent, Non-luminescent and Metal Quenched Porous Silicon, J. Hilliard, D. Andsager, L. Abu Hassan, Hasan M. Nayfeh, and M. H. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 2423-2428 (1994)
    • Nanofabrication on e-beam resist Using Scanning Tunelling Microscopy, A. Archer, J. Hetrick, M. Nayfeh and I. Addisida, J. Vac. Sci. Techol. 12, 3166(1994)

     

    • Diffusion of Copper in Porous Silicon, D. Andsager, J. Hetrick, J. Hilliard, and M Nayfeh, J. of Appl. Phys 77, 4399(1995).
    • Re-establishment of Photoluminescence in Cu Quenched Porous Silicon by Acid Treatment, Joseph E. Hilliard, Hasan M. Nayfeh, and Munir H. Nayfeh.  J. Appl. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 77, 4130 (1995)

     

    • Time-Resolved Measurments of the Photoluminescnece of Cu-Quenched Porous Silicon, N. Rigagis, Z. Yamani, L. Abu Hassan, J. Hilliard, and M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett., 69, 2216(1996)
    • Gallium Nitride epitaxy on silicon: Importance of substrate preparation, G. A. Martin, B. N. Sverdlov, A. Botchkarev, H. Markoch, D. J. Smith, S. C. Y. Tsen, W. H. Thompson, and M. H. Nayfeh, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc 395, 67 (1996)

     

    • Room Temperature Oxidation Enhancement of Porous Si(001) Using Ultraviolet-Ozone Exposure, W. Howard Thompson, Zain Yamani, Laila H. Abu Hassan, J.E. Greene and Munir Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 80, 5415 (1996).
    • Fabrication of 10-nm Gratings Using STM Chemical Vapor Deposition, A. Archer, J. M. Hetrick and M.H. Nayfeh, Mater. Res. Soc. Proc, Boston, MA, 1996.
    • Growth of Germanium on Porous Silicon (001), W.H. Thompson, Z Yamani, H.M. Nayfeh, M.-A. Hasan, J.E. Greene, M.H. Nayfeh, Mater. Res. Soc. Proc, Boston, MA, 1996.

     

    • Effect of Oxidation Treatments on the Photoluminescence Excitation of Porous Silicon:N. Rigagis,  J. Hilliard, J. Hetrick, L. Abu Hassan, and M. H. Nayfeh, J App Phys. 81, 440(1997)
    • Ideal Anodization of  Silicon, Zain Yamani, Howard Thompson, Laila AbuHassan, and Munir H. Nayfeh Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 3404 (1997).

     

    • Photoexcitation of Si-Si surface states in nanocrystallites, M. Nayfeh, N. Rigakis, and Z. Yamani, Phys. Rev. B 56, 2079 (1997)
    • Red to green rainbow photoluminescence from unoxidized silicon          nanocrystallites,Z. Yamani, S. Ashhab, A. Nayfeh and M. H. Nayfeh, J.        Appl. Phys. 83, 3929 (1998).

     

    • Excitation of size selected nanocrystallites in porous silicon, Z. Yamani, N. Rigakis, and M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys Lett. Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 2556 (1998).
    • Effect of ultrathin oxides on luminescent silicon nanocrystallites, Howard Thompson, Zain Yamani, Laila AbuHassan, Osman Gurdal, and Munir H. Nayfeh Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 841 (1998).

     

    • Depth profiling of molecular infrared activity in porous silicon, L. H Abu - Hassan; A. J Abu El-Haija; M. H Nayfeh;  Volume 25, Issue 3, Page(s): 419 – 426 (1998)

     

    • Photoexcitation of Si-Si surface states in nanocrystallites, M.H. Nayfeh, N. Rigakis, and Z. Yamani Mater. Res. Soc. Proc 486, 243 (1998).
    • Correlation of diffuse scattering with nanocrystallite size in porous silicon using transmission microscopy, Z. Yamani, O. Gurdal, A. Alaql, and M. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys. 85, 8050-8053 (1999)

     

    • Synthesis of Ultra-small Si Nano Particle Colloids and Thin Films-high Temperature Single Electronics JM Therrien, GA Belomoin, MH Nayfeh, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc, H11.4 (1999).
    • Highly nonlinear photoluminescence threshold in porous silicon, M. Nayfeh, O. Akcakir,  J. Therrien, Z. Yamani, N. Barry, W. Yu, and E. Gratton,  Appl. Phys. Lett.75, 4112-4114 (1999)

     

    • Revival of interband crystalline reflectance from nanocrystallites in porous silicon, Z. Yamani, A. Alaql, J. Therrien, O. Nayfeh, and M. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3483-3485 (1999)
    • Detection of luminescent single ultrasmall silicon nanoparticle using fluctuation spectroscopy, O. Ackakir, J. Therrien, G. Belomoin, N. Barry, J. Muller, E. Gratton, and M. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 1857-1859 (2000).

     

    • Second harmonic generation in microcrystallite films of ultrasmall Si nanoparticles, M. Nayfeh, O. Akcakir,  G. Belomoin, N. Barry, , J. Therrien, and E. Gratton,  Appl. Phys. Lett.77, 4086 (2000)
    • Stimulated Blue Emission and Second Harmonic Generation From Films of Ultrasmall Si Nanoparticles Munir H. Nayfeh, Joel Therrien, Gennadiy Belomoin, Osman Akcakir, N. Barry, and E. Gratton, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc 638, F9.5 (2000)

     

    • Light-induced conductance resonance in ultrasmall Si nanoparticles, J. Therrien, G. Belomoin, and M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett 77, 1668 (2000)
    • Si-N linkage in ultrabright, ultrasmall Si nanoparticles, , E. Rogozhina, G. Belomoin, A. Smith, L. Abuhassan, N. Barry, O. Akcakir, P. V. Braun, M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 3711 (2001)

     

    • Effect of surface reconstruction on the structural prototypes of ultrasmall ultrabright Si29 nanoparticles, L. Mitas, J. Therrien, R. Twesten, G. Belomoin, and M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1918 (2001)
    • Stimulated blue emission in reconstituted films of ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles, M. H. Nayfeh, N. Barry, J. Therrien, O. Akcakir, E. Gratton, and G. Belomoin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1131 (2001).

     

    • Magic Family of Discretly Sized Ultrabright Si Nanoparticles. G. Belomoin, J. Therrien, A. Smith, S. Rao, R. Twesten, S. Chaieb, M.H. Nayfeh, L. Wagner, and L. Mitas, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc 703, V11.4 (2001)
    • Observation of laser oscillation in aggregates of ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles, M. H. Nayfeh, S. Chaieb, S. Rao, N. Barry, J. Therrien, G. Belomoin, and A. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 121 (2002).

     

    • Observation of a magic discrete family of ultrabright Si nanoparticles, G. Belomoin, J. Therrien, A. Smith, S. Rao, S. Chaieb,  M. H. Nayfeh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 841 (2002)
    • Effect of surface termination on the band gap of ultrabright Si29 nanoparticles: Experiments and computational models, G. Belomoin, E. Rogozhina, J. Therrien, P. V. Braun, L. Abuhassan, M. H. Nayfeh, L. Wagner, and L. Mitas, Phys. Rev. B 65, 193406 (2002)

     

    • Observation of assembly of fluorescent Si nanoparticles under the influence of electric current, A Smith, S. Chaieb, A. Alaql, M. Alsalhi, and M. H. Nayfeh, J. Nanosci. Nanotech 2, 471 (2002)
    • Spatially selective electrochemical deposition of composite films of metal and luminescent si nanoparticles, A. Smith, G. Belomoin, M. H. Nayfeh, and T. Nayfeh, Chemical Physics Letters 372, 415-418 (2003)

     

    • Silicon nanoparticles dust grains in the inner corona, S. Rifai Habbal, M. Arndt, M. Nayfeh, J. Arnaud, J. Johnson, S. Hegwer, The Astrophysical Journal 592, L87-L90 (2003)
    • Excited states of tetrahedral single-core Si29 nanoparticles, S. Rao, J. Sutin, R. Clegg, E. Gratton, S. Habbal, M. H. Nayfeh, A. Tsolakidis, and R. Martin, Phys. Rev B 69, 205319 (2004).

     

    • X-ray structure factors for Si nanoparticles, G. Belomoin, M. Alsalhi, A. Al Aql, and M. H. Nayfeh, J Appl. Phys. 95, 5019 (2004)
    • Laser Oscillation in Agreggates of Ultrasmall Si, Nanoparticles, Munir H. Nayfeh, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc 728, S6.6 (2004)

     

    • Thin Film silicon nanoparticle photodetector, O. Nayfeh, S. Rao, A. Smith, J. Therrien, and M. Nayfeh, Photonic Technology Letters, IEEE 16, 1927 (2004);
    • UV photodetectors with thin film Si nanoparticle active mediaum, M. Nayfeh, S. Rao, O. Nayfeh, A. Smith, J. Therrien, IEEE Transcations on Nanotechnology 4, 660 (2005)

     

    • Electrodeposition of fluorescent Si nanomaterial from acidic sodium silicate solution, L. Abuhassan and M. Nayfeh, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. 862, A8.10.1 (2005)
    • Observation of strong direcet-like oscillator strength in the photoluminescence of 1 nm silicon nanoparticles, A. Smith, Z. Yamani, J. Turner, S. Habbal, S. Granick, and M.H. Nayfeh, PRB 72, 205307 (2005)

     

    • Crystalline Si nanoparticles as carriers of the blue luminescence in the red rectangle nebula, M. H. Nayfeh, S. Habbal, and S. Rao, The Astrophysical Journal 621, L121  (2005);
    • Assembly of Silicon Nanoparticles Roll up into Flexible Nanotubes, S. Chaieb, M. Nayfeh, and A. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 062104-1 (2005);

     

    • Cathodoluminescence of small silicon nanoparticles under electron-beam excitation, L. Abuhassan, M. Khanlary, P. Townsend, and M. H. Nayfeh, J. Appl. Phys 97, 104314 (2005);
    • G Wang, K Mantey, M. H Nayfeh, and S. Yau, Enhanced mperometric detection of glucose using Si-29 particles, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 243901 (2006)

     

    • O. Nayfeh, D. Antoniadis, K. Mantey, and M. H. Nayfeh, Memory Effects in MOS capacitors incorporating dispensed highly mono-disperse 1 nm Si nanoparticles, Appl. Phys. Lett, 90, 153105 (2007)
    • D. Nielsen, L. Abuhassan, M. Alchihabi, A. Al-Muhanna, Jon Host, and M. H. Nayfeh*, Current-less anodization of intrinsic silicon powder grains: Formation of fluorescent Si nanoparticles, JAP 101, 114302 (2007)

     

    • Satish Rao, Kevin Mantey, Joel Therrien, Adam Smith, Munir Nayfeh, Molecular behavior in the vibronic and excitonic properties of hydrogenated silicon nanoparticles, PRB 76, 155316 (2007)
    • Enhancement of polychrystalline silicon solar cells using ultra thin films of silicon nanoparticle, M. Stupca, M. Alsalhi, T. Al Saud, A. Almuhanna, and M. H. Nayfeh,, Appl. Phys. Lett.  91, 063107 (2007)

     

    • Fluorescent Si nanoparticle-based electrode for sensing biomedical substances, Gang Wang; Yau Siu-Tung, Kevin Mantey, and Munir H. Nayfeh, Optics Communications 281, 1765 (2008)
    • Electro-oxidation of organic fuels catalyzed by ultrasmall silicon nanoparticles, Y. Choi, G. Wang, M. Nayfeh, and S.-T. Yau, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 164103 (2008)

     

    • Uniform delivery of silicon nanoparticles on device quality substrates using spin coating from isopropyl alcohol colloids, Osama M. Nayfeh, Dimitri A. Antoniadis, Kevin Mantey, and Munir H. Nayfeh, APL 94, 043112 (2009)
    • Gang Wang, M. H. Nayfeh, and S. T. Yau, Fuel cells  (Submitted)

     

    • A hybrid biofuel cell based on eelctrooxidation of glucose using ultra-small silicon nanoparticles, Y. Choi, G. Wang, M. Nayfeh, and S.-T. Yau, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 24, 3103 (2009)
    • Suoercapacitor electrodes based on polyaniline-silicon nanoparticle composite, Q. Lie, M. Nayfeh, S. –T. Yau, Journal of Power Source (In Press)

     

    • O. Nayfeh, D. Antoniadis, K. Mantey, and M. H. Nayfeh, Memory Effects in MOS capacitors incorporating dispensed highly mono-disperse 1 nm Si nanoparticles, IEEE nanaotechnology Transcaction (Submitted)
    • Measurments of the photostability of silicon nanoparticles under UVA and near infrared irradiation, K. Mantey, M. Nayfeh, A. Kumar, L. Stephensson, and A. Nelson, J. Appl. Phys. (In press)

     

     

    News Reports in Scientific Magazines

    • Coming of Age of Laser Spectroscopy, Physics in 1974 (A.I.P.), p. 18.

     

    • Laser Assists Excitation Transfer in Collisions, Physics Today, October 1976, p. 18.
    • A Single Atom of an Element can be Detected, C&EN, Dec. 20, 1976, p. 16.

     

    • Laser Technique Detects Single Atom, C&EN, Jan. 10, 1976, p. 22.
    • Dye Laser Permits "1" Atom Chemistry, Laser Focus, February 1977, p.4.

     

    • A Single Atom of Cesium is Identified with Resonance Ionization Technique, Laser Focus, March 1977, p. 20.
    • Single Atom Detection Developed at Oak Ridge, Nuclear News, February 1977, p. 68.

     

    • Develop Singel Atom Detection, Industrial Research, February 1977, p. 23.
    • Single Atom Detection, Analytical Chemistry, April 1977, p. 412A and p. 529.

     

    • Unveiling the Atom, Optical Spectra, February 1977, p. 27.
    • ORNL Uses Laser Technique to Identify Single Atom of Cesium, Other Elements, ERDA News, Jan. 10, 1977.

     

    • New Method for Single-Atom Detection Using Laser Developed at ERDA's ORNL, ERDA News Release No. 76-373, Dec., 16, 1976.
    • Single Atom Detection, Electronic Design, Jan. 18, 1977.

     

    • One-Atom Chemistry, The Sciences, May/June 1977, p. 5.
    • One-Atom Detection by Laser Light by Carolyn Krause, ORNL Review (Winter 1978).

     

    • Resonance Electron Spectroscopy Detects Single Atoms, Physics Today, Sept. 1977, p. 17.
    • Science Year, The World Book Science Annual (1978), p. 322.

     

    • A Dozen IR-100 Awards Go to Companies that Developed Laser Related Technology, Laser Focus, Nov. (1977), p. 40.
    • Single-Atom Detection Method Extended to Measure Collisional Line Broadening, Laser Focus, Dec. (1977), p. 32.

     

    • Analytical Chemistry: Using Lasers to Detect Less and Less, Science 199, 1191 (1978).
    • Precision Measurement of the Rydberg constant, Laser Focus, Nov. 1974.

     

    • Britannica Year Book of Science and the Future 1979, page 173.
    • Illinois Technograph, Nov. 1981.

     

    • New Scientist, March 7, 1992
    • First light on silicon lasers, Physics World V14, No 1 (January 2001), page 7

     

    • Blue light from silicon, Physics World Digest, (9 January 2001).
    • Small particles could find big uses, Photonics Spectra, (June 2000) page 34

     

    • Laser emissions induced in micron-scale silicon aggregates, Photonics Spectra (April 2002), page 42
    • Let there be light, Nature 409 (22 February 2001), page 974

     

    • Silicon lights up imaging, Nature biotechnology V 20 (April 2002), page 351
    • Electrochemical process makes ultrasmall si nanoparticles, Material Research Society (MRS) Bulletin V 25, No 6 (June 2000), page 4

     

    • Discretely sized Si nanoparticles fluoresce in RGB colors, Material Research Society (MRS) BulletinV 27, No 3 (March 2002), page 172
    • Chips at light speed, Business 2.0 (May 22, 2001)

     

    • Electrochemical process makes silicon nanoparticles, Journal of Material (May 2000), page 5
    • Nanotags, University Business, (June 2000), page 57

     

    • Silicon nanoparticles enable microscopic lasers, Electronic Engineering Times, (March 4, 2002), page 61
    • H2O2 key in producing ultrasmall fluorescing nanoparticles, Biophotonic International( June 2002), page 4 and page 26

     

    • Silicon nanoparticles roll into fexible tubes, Laser Focus Online
    • Glucose sensing: Silicon's sweet spot, Nature Nanotechnology, Research Highlights, 5 January 2007

     

    • Forbes, July 2006
    • Silicon nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells, PhotonicsOnline, August 20, 2007

     

    • Silicon nanoparticles boost performance of solar cells, Nanomaterial News V 3, Issue 14, page 7 Spet 18, 2007)

     

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