Publications List:


Journals Publications:


1-      U.K.A. Klein, J. Mastromarino, Z. Yamani and A. Suwaiyan, Chem. Phys. Lett. 217(1-2), 80 (1994)


2-      W.H. Thompson, Z. Yamani, L.H. Abu-Hassan, J. Green, M. Nayfeh and M-A Hasan, “Room temperature oxidation enhancement of prorous Si(001) using ultraviolet-ozone exposure”. J. of Appl. Phys. 80(9), 5415 (1996)


3-      N. Rigakis, Z. Yamani, L.H. Abu-Hassan, J. Hilliard and M.H. Nayfeh, “Time-resolved measurements of the photoluminescence of Cu-quenched porous silicon”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 69(15), 2216 (1996)


4-      Zain Yamani, W.Howard Thompson, Laila Abu Hassan and Munir Nayfeh, “Ideal anodization of silicon”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 70(25), 3404 (1997)


5-      M. Nayfeh, N. Rigakis and Z. Yamani, “Photoexcitation of Si-Si surface states in nanocrystallites”. Phys. Rev. B 56(4), 2079 (1997)


6-      Zain Yamani, Sahel Ashhab, Ammar Nayfeh, W.Howard Thompson and Munir Nayfeh, “Red to Green Rainbow Photoluminescence from unoxidized silicon nanocrystallites”.  J. of Appl. Phys. 83(7), 3929 (1998)


7-      Z. Yamani, N. Rigakis, and M.H. Nayfeh, “Excitation of size selected nanocrystallites in porous silicon”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 72(20), 2556 (1998)


8-      W.H. Thompson, Z. Yamani, L. Abu-Hassan, O. Gurdal and M. Nayfeh, “The effect of ultrathin oxides on luminescent silicon nanocrystallites”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(6), 841 (1998)


9-      Z.H. Yamani, A. Alaqal, J. Therrien, O. Nayfeh and M. Nayfeh, “Revival of interband crystalline reflectance from nanocrystallites in porous silicon by immersion plating”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 74, 3483 (1999)


10-   Z.H. Yamani, O. Gurdal, A. Alaql and Munir Nayfeh, “Correlation of diffuse scattering with nanocrystallite size in porous silicon using transmission microscopy”. J. Appl. Phys. 85, 8050 (1999)


11-   M. Nayfeh, O. Akcakir, J. Therrien, Z.H, Yamani, N. Barry, W. Yu, and E. Gratton, “Highly nonlinear photoluminescence threshold in porous silicon”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 75 (26), 4112 (1999)


12-   M.A Dastageer, Z.H. Yamani and F.F. Al-Adel, “The Collisional Cooling Effect of Different Carrier Gases on a Selected ν2'' Hot Band of Sulphur Dioxide”, Asian Journal of Spectroscopy 4 (4), 173 (2000)


13-   M. A. Gondal, A. Dastgeer, Zain. H. Yamani, M. A. Arfaj and M.A. Ali, “Laser-induced Fluorescence Monitoring of Higher Alkanes Production from Pure Methane using Non-oxidative Processes”, Talanta, 59, 295 (2002)


14-   M.A. Gondal, Z.H. Yamani A. Dastageer, M.A. Ali and A. Arfaj, “Photo-conversion of Methane into Higher Hydrocarbons Using 355 nm Laser Radiation, Spectroscopy  Letters, 36,  313,(2003)


15-   M.A. Gondal, A. Dastageer, Z.H. Yamani, A. Arfaj “Investigation of Stimulated Raman Scattering of n1 and n2 Modes in CH4”, Chem. Phys. Letters, 377, 249-255 (2003)


16-   Zain H. Yamani, "Clean Production of Hydrogen Via Laser-Induced Methane Conversion", Energy Sources (accepted)


17-   A. Hameed, M. A. Gondal,  Z.H. Yamani and A. Al-Suwaiyan, Effect Of Dissolved Metal Ions On Laser Induced Photocatalytic Splitting Of  Water Over WO3, Energy Sources (accepted)


18-   Gondal, M. A., A.  Hameed, Z.H. Yamani and A. Al-Suwaiyan, Laser Induced Photocatalytic Oxidation/Splitting of Water over α-Fe2O3, WO3, TiO2 and NiO Catalysts: Activity Comparison, Chemical Physics Letters (submitted).





Conferences Proceedings:


1-      W.H. Thompson, Z. Yamani, H.M. Nayfeh, M-A Hasan, J. Green and M.H. Nayfeh, “Growth of Germanium on porous Si (001)”. MRS Symp. Proc. 452, 255 (1997)


2-      M. Nayfeh, N. Rigakis and Z. Yamani, “Photoexcitation of Si-Si radiative surface states in nanocrystallites”. MRS Symp. Proc. 486, 243 (1998)


3-      Munir H. Nayfeh , Zain Yamani, Osman Gurdal and A.A. Alaql. Nanostructure of Porous Silicon Using Transmission Microscopy: Observation of Restructured Nanoclusters. MRS Symp. Proc. (1999)


4-      Z. Yamani, W. Howard Thompson, N. Rigakis, and M. H. Nayfeh. Excitation and Luminescence of Size Selected Nanoclusters in Porous Silicon. MRS Symp. Proc. (1999)


5-      M.A. Gondal, A. Dastageer, Z.H. Yamani, M.A. Ali, A. Arfaj, “355-nm Photodissociation of CH4 and Production of Hydrogen”, CLEO Technical Digest Series 56, 462 (2001)


6-      A. Arfaj,  M.A. Gondal, A. Dastageer, Z.H. Yamani, M.A. Ali “Photoconversion of methane into higher hydrocarbon and hydrogen using laser”. 3rd Jordanian Intl. Conf of Chem, Yarmook : 22-26 April (2002)


7-      M.A. Gondal, A. Dastageer, Z.H. Yamani, M.A. Ali, A. Arfaj, “Characteristics of stimulated Raman scattering of Methane”, poster presentation at the International Conference on Laser Probing (LAP-2002, Belgium)


8-     M.A. Gondal, Z.H. Yamani, A. Dastageer, M.A. Ali, A. Arfaj, “Photoinduced coupling of methane using pulsed UV laser”. 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry in Industry, 14-16 Oct. 2002


9-     Zaki S. Seddigi, Basel Abu Sharkh, Mustafa Achoui, Mohammed Fettouhi, Mustafa Hariri, Mazen Khaled, Ali T. Lounici, Mohammed Makkawi, Mohammed Samman, Zain H. Yamani, "Obstacles and Possible Solutions", Discussion Forum on: Research at KFUPM : Challenges and Opportunities, DAD-KFUPM, May 2003


10- M.A. Gondal, A. Hameed, Zain H. Yamani and A. Suwaiyan, "Photocatalytic  Splitting  of  Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen Using  Laser", Petrotech-Bahrain (2003)


11- Z.H. Yamani, M.A. Gondal, A. Hameed, A. Dastgeer, and A. Arfaj, "Hydrogen Production by Photo-dissociation of Methane with UV Laser", Petrotech-Bahrain (2003)


12- Z. Yamani, M.A. Gondal, E. Hegazi, H.M. Masoudi, Industry Oriented Laser Research at KFUPM, 1st Saudi Physical Society Meeting, Dec. 2003.


13- Zain H. Yamani, "Compositional Study of Different Currency Coins Using Non-Destructive Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy", 2nd SASC, Jeddah (accepted)





1-   M.Nayfeh, Z. Yamani and J. Therrien, "Silicon Nanoparticle and Method for Producing the Same", US 6,585,947 with a publication date of July 1, 2003.

2-   M.A. Gondal, Z.H. Yamani, A. Al-Arfaj, M. Ali, A. Dastageer, "Method for the Conversion of Methane Into Hydrogen and Higher Hydrocarbons Using UV Laser", U.S. Patent Application No.: 10/653,055. Filing Date of September 3, 2003.