Publications List:

 

Journal Publications:

 

1-     U.K.A. Klein, J. Mastromarino, Z. Yamani and A. Suwaiyan, Fluorescence demodulation spectroscopy. A new method of determining fluorescence decays using two beating ring dye lasers. Chem. Physics Letters. 217(1-2), 80-85 (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), 2216-2218 (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-     L. H. Abu-hassan, A. J. Abu El-Haija, S. Mahmood, Z. Yamani, M.H. Nayfeh, "Structural characterization of porous silicon as a function of depth". Dirasat: Natural and Engineering Sciences, 25(3), 427-433 (1998)

10-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(23), 3483-3485 (1999)

11-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)

12-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)

13-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)

14-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(2), 295-302 (2003)

15-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(4), 313-326 (2003)

16-M.A. Gondal, A. Dastageer, Z.H. Yamani, A. Arfaj Investigation of Stimulated Raman Scattering of n1 and n2 Modes in CH4, Chemical Physics Letters, 377(1-2), 249-255 (2003)

17-Gondal, M. A., A. Hameed, Z.H. Yamani, and A. Al-Suwaiyan, Production of Hydrogen and Oxygen by Water Splitting Using Laser Induced Photo-Catalysis over Fe2O3, Applied Catalysis 268(1-2), 159-167 (2004).

18-M.A. Gondal, A. Hameed, Z.H. Yamani and A. Al-Suwaiyyan, Laser Induced Photocatalytic Oxidation/Splitting of Water over α-Fe2O3, WO3, TiO2 and NiO Catalysts: Activity Comparison, Chemical Physics Letters , 385(1-2), 111-115 (2004)

19-M. A. Gondal, A Hameed, Z. H. Yamani and A. Arfaj, Photocatalytic Transformation of Methane into Methanol under UV Laser Irradiation over WO3, TiO2 and NiO Catalysts, Chemical Physics Letters 392(4-6), 372-377(2004).

20-M. A.Gondal,  A. Hameed , Z. H. Yamani, Hydrogen Generation by Laser Transformation of Methanol using n-type WO3 Semiconductor Catalyst, J. Molecular Catalysis A, 222(1-2), 259-264 (2004)

21-A. Hameed , M. A. Gondal, Z.H. Yamani, Effect of Transition Metal Doping on Photocatalytic Activity of WO3 for water splitting under Laser Illumination: Role of 3d-orbitals. Catalysis Communication. 5(11), 715-719 (2004)

22-A. Smith, Z. H. Yamani, J. Turner, N. Roberts, S. R. Habbal, S. Granick, and M. H. Nayfeh , Observation of Strong Direct-Like Oscillator Strength in the Photoluminescence of Si29 Nanoparticles Physical Review B 72(20), 205307/1- 205307/5- (2005).

23-A. Hameed, Gondal, M. A., Z. H. Yamani and A.H. Yahya, Significance of pH Measurements in Photocatalytic Splitting of Water using 355 nm UV Laser, J. Molecular Catalysis A. 227(1-2), 241-246 (2005)

24-Zain H. Yamani, "Clean Production of Hydrogen Via Laser-Induced Methane Conversion", Energy Sources, 27(8), 661-668 (2005)

25-M. A.Gondal,  A. Hameed , Z. H. Yamani, Laser Induced Photocatalytic Splitting of Water over WO3 Catalyst, Energy Sources, 27(12), 1151-1165, (2005)

26-Gondal, M. A. T. Hussain, and Z. H.Yamani, M.A. Baig. Detection of Heavy Metals in Arabian Crude Oil Residue using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, TALANTA 69(5), 1072-1078. (2006)

27-Gondal, M. A., T. Hussain, Z. H.Yamani and Z. Ahmed. Determination of Toxic Metals in Petroleum, Cultivated Land and Ore Samples Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Bulletin Of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology, 78(3-4), 270-274. (2007)

28-Gondal, M. A, T. Hussain, Z.H. Yamani and A.H. Bakry, Study of hazardous metals in iron slag waste using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, J. Environmental Science and Health, part-A 42(6), 767-775 (2007).

29-Gondal, M. A, T. Hussain, Z.H. Yamani and M. A. Baig, The Role of Various Binding Materials for Trace Elemental Analysis of Powder Samples Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Talanta , 72(2), 642-649 (2007).

30-T. Hussain, Gondal, M. A., and Z.H.Yamani, Measurement of Nutrients in Green House Soil with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 124(1-3), 131-139 (2007)

31-Gondal, M. A, Z. H. Yamani, Highly Sensitive Electronically Modulated Photoacoustic Spectrometer for Ozone Detection, Applied Optics 46(29), 7083-7090 (2008)

32-Gondal, M. A.; Hussain, T.; Z. H. Yamani, Optimization of the LIBS Parameters for Detection of Trace Metals in Petroleum Products. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects (2008), 30(5), 441-451

33-Gondal, M. A, A. Dastageer, Z. H.Yamani. Laser Induced Photoacoustic Detection of Ozone at 266 nm Using Resonant Cells of Different Configuration, J. Environment Science and Health Part A Vol.44, No.13 (2009)

34-Gondal, M. A. T. Hussain, Z. H.Yamani and M.A. Baig. On line Monitoring of Remediation Process of Chromium Contaminated Soil using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, J. Hazardous Materials 163, 2009, 1261-1271.

35-Gondal, M. A, M.N. Sayeed, Z.H.Yamani and A. Arfaj. Efficient Removal of Phenol from Water Using Fe2O3 Semiconductor Catalyst Under UV Laser Irradiation, J. Environment Science and Health Part A Vol. A44, No.5, 2009, 515-521.

36-Gondal, M. A , Z. Ahmad, A Nasr, Z. H.Yamani, (2009) Determination of Trace Elements in Volcanic Rock Samples Collected From Cenozoic Lava Eruption Sites Using LIBS, J. Environment Science and Health Part A Vol. A44, No.5. 528-535.

37-Gondal, M. A. Z. H.Yamani, Q.A. Drmosh, and A. Rashid, Synthesis of Nanostructured ZnO and ZnO2 by Laser Ablation Process Using Third Harmonic of Nd: YAG Laser, International Journal of Nano Particles, 2(1-6), 2009, 119-128.

38-Gondal, M. A. T. Hussain, Z. H. Yamani and O.S.B. Al-Amoudi (2009) Spectral Determination of Chloride Content in Different Types of Cement Using LIBS, Spectroscopy Letters, Vol 42, 171-177.

39-M. Qamar, M.A. Gondal, K. Hayat , Z.H. Yamani, K. Al-Hooshani (2009), Laser-induced removal of  Dye Derivative Eosin Yellowish Catalyzed by n-type WO3 Semiconductor Catalyst, J. Hazardous Materials , V 170, 584-589.

40-M. Qamar, M.A. Gondal, Z.H. Yamani (2009) Synthesis of Highly Active Nanocrystalline WO3 and its Application in Laser-induced Photocatalytic Removal of a dye from Water, Catalysis Communication (on line avaialble).

41-M.A. Gondal, Q.A. Drmosh, Z. H. Yamani and T.A. Saleh (2009) Synthesis of ZnO2 nanoparticles by laser ablation in liquid and their annealing transformation into ZnO nanoparticles, Applied Surface Science. accepted 4 August 2009. Available on-line 11 August 2009.

 

 

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. 536, 191-196. (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-     Gondal, M. A., A. Dastgeer, Zain. H. Yamani and A. Arfaj, Photoconversion of Methane into higher hydrocarbons and hydrogen using laser, Third Jordanian International Conference of Chemistry, Yarmouk. 2226 April, Jordan. (2002)

1-     M.A. Gondal, A. Dastageer, Z.H. Yamani, M.A. Ali, A. Arfaj, Characterization of stimulated Raman scattering of methane, poster presentation at the International Conference on Laser Probing (LAP-2002, Belgium)

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

3-     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

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

5-     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)

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

7-     Zain H. Yamani, "Compositional Study of Different Currency Coins Using Non-Destructive Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy", 2nd SASC, Jeddah (2004)

8-       M. A. Gondal, A. Hameed, Z. H. Yamani, A. Suwaiyan and A. Arfaj , "Laser Photocatalytic Conversion of Methanol into Hydrogen", 2nd SASC, Jeddah (2004)

9-     M. A. Gondal, A. Hameed, Z. H. Yamani, and A. Arfaj (2004), Comparative study of laser photo-catalytic conversion of methane into methanol over different catalysts, International Conference on Chemistry and Industry, Riyadh (27.11-1.12, 2004).

10-             M. A. Gondal, A. Hameed, Z. H. Yamani, A. Suwaiyan and A. Arfaj (2004), Activity of WO3 , NiO and Fe2O3 Catalysts for Hydrogen Production under UV Laser Irradiation, Chemistry in industry (CHEMINDIX 2004), Manama, Bahrain ( September 27-29, 2004).

11-                                    A. Arfaj, M. A. Gondal, A. Hameed, and Z.H. Yamani (2004), Photocatalytic performance of NiO catalyst in oxidative coupling of methane into methanol under UV laser irradiation, Symposium on catalysts applications in GC countries, Sharja-UAE (13-15 December 2004).

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13-                                    M. A. Gondal, T. Hussain, Z. H. Yamani and Z. Ahmed, Environmental Applications of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Analysis of Oil, Soil and Ore Waste Samples. 2nd SPS Scientific Gathering, Makkah (Shawwal 20-22nd, 1426)

14-                                    M. A. Gondal, I. A. Bakhtiari and Z. H. Yamani, Laser Based Sensor for Detection of Trace Gases in the Environment. 2nd SPS Scientific Gathering, Makkah (Shawwal 20-22nd, 1426)

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16-                                    M. A. Gondal, A. Hameed, Z. H. Yamani, and Z. Seddigi (2005), . Laser Induced Photocatalysis and its applications in Petrochemical, fuel cells and phenol dergradation. 15th Saudi Japanese symposium on Catalysis, Dhahran (27&28 Nov. 2005)

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18-                                    S. Abdulmajeed, T. Hussian, M. A. Gondal and Z.H. Yamani. Photoacoustic and laser induced breakdown spectrometry and its applications in the field of environment, 3rd Educational Scientific Gathering in the Eastern Province/ Physics Festival, Dhahran, May, 2006, Saudi-Arabia.

19-            M. A. Gondal, T. Hussain, Z. H. Yamani (2007) Influence Of Ambient Gas Pressure On Performance Of Laser- Induced Breakdown Spectrometry For Planetary Science Applications, 3rd Saudi Physical Society Annual Meeting , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (December16-18, 2006).

20-            M. A. Gondal , T. Hussain, Z. H. Yamani and O.S.B Al-Amoudi(2007) Determination of chloride content in different types of cements with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, 3rd Saudi Science Conference: New Horizons in Science and Their Applications , Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia (March 10-14, 2007)

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22-            M. A. Gondal,T. Hussain, , Z. H. Yamani and A. Bakari (2007) Determination of elemental composition in iron slag waste using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, 3rd College of Sciences Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (March 10-14, 2007).

23-            M. A. Gondal, T. Hussain, and Z.H. Yamani (2007) Determination of Trace Elements in Arabian Crude Oil using Laser Radiation, International Conference on Chemistry in Industry (CHEMINDIX 2007), Manama, Bahrain (March 26-28, 2007)..

24-            M. A. Gondal, Z. H. Yamani, A. Dasatgeer and I. A. Bakhtiari (2007) Electronically modulated photoacoustic spectrometer for detection of trace gases , International Conference on Chemistry in Industry (CHEMINDIX 2007), Manama, Bahrain (March 26-28, 2007).

25-                                    M. A. Gondal, Z. H. Yamani and I. A. Bakhtiari (2007) Photoacoustic detection of ozone using wave guide CO2 laser, 14th International Conference On Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena (ICPPP). Cairo, Egypt (January 6 - 9, 2007).

26-            Zain H. Yamani, Nanotechnology Activities at KFUPM and the Creation of the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CENT). NanoKSU Conference, 16-17 Shawwal, 1428 (Riyadh).

27-            M.A. Gondal, Q. Darmoosh, Z. H. Yamani, Synthesis of  Nanostructure  ZnO by Laser Ablation Process Using Third Harmonic Of  Nd:YAG Laser. ICON008, Jeddah (June, 2008)

28-            M. A. Gondal, Zulfiqar Ahmed, M.M. Nasr and Z. H. Yamani (2008) Trace elemental analysis of lava samples using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, 1st International Conference on Laboratory Technology (LABTECH), Manama, Bahrain (Oct. 20-22 , 2008).

29-            M. A. Gondal, A. Dastageer and Z. H. Yamani (2008) Detection Of Ozone at 266 nm Using Fourth Harmonic Of Nd:YAG Laser, 1st International Conference on Laboratory Technology (LABTECH), Manama, Bahrain (Oct. 20-22 , 2008).

30-            M. A. Gondal, T. Hussain, and Z.H. Yamani (2008) On Line Monitoring of Remediation Process of Chromium Polluted Soil Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Fourth Saudi Physical Society Annual Meeting, November 11-12, 2008 , Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia.

31-            M. A. Gondal, K.Hayat, Z. H.Yamani and S.Ahmed (2009) Removal Of Hazardous Organic Dye From Water Using Nanostructured Metal Oxides And Lasers, International Conference on Nano technology and Advanced material (ICNOM 2009) Bahrain,4-7 May, 2009.

32-            M. A.Gondal, Q.A. Drmosh, Z. H. Yamani (2009) Surfactants Effect On The Morphology Of Nanoparticles Synthesized By Novel Laser Ablation Method at 355 nm , International Conference on Nano technology and Advanced material (ICNOM 2009) Bahrain,4-7 May, 2009.

33-            M. A Gondal,. Q.A. Drmosh, Z. H. Yamani (2009) Study of Post Annealing Temperature Effect On Size of Synthesized Nano Structure ZnO Using High Power Pulsed Laser Ablation Technique, The International Conference For Nanotechnology Industries The Leading Technology of 21st Century Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 5-7 April, 2009.

 

Patents:

1-                 M. Nayfeh, J. Therrien, and Z. Yamani: Method for producing silicon, US 6,585,947 with a publication date of July 1, 2003.

2-                 M. Nayfeh, J. Therrien, and Z. Yamani: "Silicon Nanoparticle and Method for Producing the Same" 6,846,474; January 25, 2005.

3-                 M. A. Gondal, Z. H. Yamani, M. A. Ali, A. Al-Arfaj and M. A. Dastageer (2003) Method for the conversion of methane into C2 and higher hydrocarbons using UV laser US PTO, September 3, 2003, Application # 10/653,055 . USPTO Pat. NO: US2005045467-A1  Pub. Date 3 March 2005.

4-                 M. A. Gondal, A. Hammed and Z. H. Yamani (2004) Laser Photocatalytic process for the production of hydrogen U.S. Patent Application, Assignment Transmittal and Information Disclosure Statement in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on April 12, 2004, application. Serial Number 10/821,970. USPTO Pat. NO: US2005226808- A1, Pub. Date 13 Oct 2005.

5-                 Gondal, Muhammed A.; Pola, Josef; Yamani, Zain H.; Masoudi, Husain M.; Al-Arfaj, Abdul R. A., Laser-based method for removal of sulfur (DMDBT) in hydrocarbon fuels. Application: US 2006-599456 20061115. USPTO Pat. NO US 2008/0110802 A1, Pub. Date May 15, 2008.