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66. Sunil R Kadam,  Ronen Bar-Ziv and Maya Bar Sadan. Cobalt doped WS2/WO3 Nanocomposite Electrocatalyst for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Acidic and Alkaline media. New J. Chem., Accepted Manuscript.   

65. Avraham Bar-Hen, Simon Hettler,  Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, Raul Arenal, Ronen Bar-Ziv, Maya Bar Sadan. Catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction in alkaline medium: Configuring a cooperative mechanism at the Ag-Ag2S-MoS2 interface. J. Energy Chem. 74, 481-488

64. Abramovich, S., Dutta, D., Rizza, C., Santoro, S., Aquino, M., Cupolillo, A., Occhiuzzi, J., Russa, M. F. L., Ghosh, B., Farias, D., Locatelli, A., Boukhvalov, D. W., Agarwal, A., Curcio, E., Bar, M., Politano, A., NiSe and CoSe Topological Nodal-Line Semimetals: A Sustainable Platform for Efficient Thermoplasmonics and Solar-Driven Photothermal Membrane Distillation. Small 2022, 18, 2201.

63. Ghosh, S.; Mondal. B.; Roy, S.; Shalom, M.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Alcohol Oxidation with High Efficiency and Selectivity by Nickel Phosphide Phases. J. Mater. Chem. A 10 (15), 8238-8244

62. Kuraganti, V.; Siva, P.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar Sadan, M.; Incorporating Nb into MoSe2 Nanoflowers for Overall Electrocatalytic Water Splitting. Isr. J. Chem. 62, e2021000


61. Ghosh, S.; Kadam, S. R.; Kolatker, S.-L.; Neyman, A.; Singh, C.-P.; Enyashin, A. N.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; W Doping in Ni12P5 as a Platform to Enhance Overall Electrochemical Water Splitting. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 14 (1), 581-589

60. Maiti, P. S.; Ghosh, S.; Leitus, G.; Houben, L.; Bar Sadan, M.; Oriented Attachment of 2D Nanosheets: The Case of Few-Layer Bi2Se3. Chem. Mater. 33 (18), 7558-7565.

59. Jain, A.; Bar Sadan, M.; Ramasubramaniam, A.; Identifying a New Pathway for Nitrogen Reduction Reaction on Fe-Doped MoS2 by the Coadsorption of Hydrogen and N2. J. Phys. Chem. C. 125 (36), 19980-19990

58. Kadam, S. R.; Ghosh, S.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Facile Synthetic Approach to Produce Optimized Molybdenum Carbide Catalyst for Alkaline HER. Applied Surface Science, 149932.

57. Bar-Hen, A.; Bar Ziv, R.; Ohaion-Raz, T.; Mizrahi, A.; Hettler, S.; Arenal, R.; Bar Sadan, M.; Shelling with MoS2 – Functional CuS@MoS2 Hybrids as Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions. Chem. Eng. J. 129771.


56.  Gerlitz, I.; Fiegenbaum-Raz M.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Cohen, H.; Ismach, A.; Rosen, B. A.; Catalytic HER enhancement on vertically aligned MoS2 by synergistic addition of silver and palladium. ChemElectroChem, 7 (20), 4224-4232

55. Mosconi, D.; Kosmala, T.; Lunardon, M.; Neyman, A.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Agnoli, S.; Granozzi, G.; One-pot synthesis of MoS2(1−x)Se2x on N-doped reduced graphene oxide: tailoring chemical and structural properties for photoenhanced hydrogen evolution reaction. Nanoscale Adv. 2 (10), 4830-4840

54. Datar, A.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Ramasubramaniam, A.; Interactions between Transition-Metal Surfaces and MoS2 Monolayers: Implications for Hydrogen Evolution and CO2 Reduction Reactions. J. Phys. Chem. C. 124, 37, 20116-20124.

53. Jain, A.; Bar Sadan, M.; Ramasubramaniam, A.; Promoting Active Sites for Hydrogen Evolution in MoSe2 via Transition-Metal Doping. J. Phys. Chem. C. 124, 23, 12324–12336.

52. Ghosh, S.; Kadam, S. R.; Houben, L.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Nickel Phosphide Catalysts for Hydrogen Generation through Water Reduction, Ammonia-borane and Borohydride Hydrolysis. Appl. Mater. Today, 20, 100693.

51. Kadam, S.R.; Ghosh, S.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar Sadan, M.; Structural Transformation of SnS2 to SnS by Mo Doping Produces Electro/Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production. Chem. Eur. J, 26 (29), 6679-6685.

50. Zimron,O.; Zilberman, T.; Kadam, S.R.; Ghosh, S.; Kolatker, S.-L.; Neyman, A.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Co-doped MoSe2 Nanoflowers as Efficient Catalysts for Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER) in Acidic and Alkaline Media. Isr. J. Chem. 60 (5-6), 624-629.

49. Kadam, S. R.; Houben, L.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar Sadan , M.; Ni-WSe2 Nanostructures as Efficient Catalysts for Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER) in acidic and alkaline media, J. Mater. Chem. A, 8, 1403-1416 (2020).


48. Aronovitch, E.; Houben, L.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Seeded rods with Ag and Pd bimetallic tips – spontaneous rearrangements of the nanoalloys on the atomic scale. Chem. Mater., 31, 18, 7231-7237 (2019).

47. Bar-Ziv, R.; Ranjan, P.; Lavie, A.; Jain, A.; Garai, s.; Bar Hen, A.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Tenne, R.; Arenal, R.; Ramasubramaniam, A.; Lajaunie, L.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Au-MoS2 hybrids as hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts. ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2, 8, 6043-6050 (2019). 

46. Kadam, S. R.; Kawade U.V.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Gosavi, S. W.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Kale, B.B.; Porous MoS2 Framework and its Functionality for Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Lithium Ion Batteries. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2, 8, 5900-5908 (2019).

45. Kuraganti, V.; Jain, A.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Ramasubramaniam, A.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Manganese doping of MoSe2 promotes active defect sites for hydrogen evolution. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 11, 28 (2019).

44. Kuraganti, V.; Meiron, O. E.; Enyashin, A. N.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; The Effect of Ru Doping on the Properties of MoSe2 Nanoflowers. J. Phys. Chem. C. 23 (3), 1987-1994 (2019)


43. Stern, C.; Grinvald, S.; Kirshner, M.; Sinai, O.; Oksman, M.; Alon, H.; Meiron, O. E.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Houben, L.; Naveh, D., Growth Mechanisms and Electronic Properties of Vertically Aligned MoS2. Sci Rep, 8, 7 (2018).

42. Bar-Ziv, R.; Meiron, O. E.; Bar-Sadan, M., Enhancing the catalytic activity of the alkaline hydrogen evolution reaction by tuning the S/Se ratio in the Mo(SxSe1-x)(2) catalyst. Nanoscale, 10 (34), 16211-16216 (2018).

41. Maiti, P.S.; Ganai, A.K.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Enyashin, A.N.; Houben, L.; Bar Sadan*, M. Cu2–xS–MoS2 Nano-Octahedra at the Atomic Scale: Using a Template To Activate the Basal Plane of MoS2 for Hydrogen Production. Chem. Mater., 30 (14), pp 4489–4492 (2018). 

40. Hod, O.; Urbakh, M.; Naveh, D.; Maya Bar‐Sadan, M.; Ismach, A., Flatlands in the Holy Land: The Evolution of Layered Materials Research in Israel. Adv. Mater., 1706581 (2018).


39. Meiron, O. E.; Kuraganti, V.; Hod, I.; Bar-Ziv, R.;  Bar-Sadan*, M., Improved catalytic activity of Mo1−xWxSe2 alloy nanoflowers promotes efficient hydrogen evolution reaction in both acidic and alkaline aqueous solutions. Nanoscale, 9, 13998-14005 (2017).

38. Ganai, A. K.; Maiti, P. S.; Houben, l.; Bar-Ziv, R.; Bar Sadan*, M., Inside-Out: The Role of Buried Interfaces in Hybrid Cu2ZnSnS4–Noble Metal Photocatalysts , J. Phys. Chem. C, 121 (12), pp 7062–7068 (2017).


37.     Mangel, S.; Houben, L.; Bar-Sadan*, M., The effect of atomic disorder at the core-shell interface on stacking fault formation in hybrid nanoparticles. Nanoscale 8, 17568-17572 (2016).

36.     Aronovitch, E.; Kalisman, P.; Houben, L.; Amirav, L.; Bar-Sadan*, M., Stability of Seeded Rod Photocatalysts: Atomic Scale View. Chem. Mater. 28 (5), 1546-1552 (2016).


35.     Maiti, P. S..; Bar-Sadan*, M.; Tuning the surface properties of alloyed CdSxSe1-x 2D nanosheets. RSC Adv.,  5, 100834-100837 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5RA22014A

34.    Meiron, O. E.; Houben, L.; Bar Sadan*, M.; Understanding the formation mechanism and the 3D structure of Mo(SxSe1-x)2 nanoflowers. RSC Adv., 5, 88108-88114 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5RA16853H 

33.    Aronovitch, E.; Kalisman, P.; Mangel, S.; Houben, L.; Amirav, L.; Bar-Sadan*, M.; Designing Bimetallic Co-catalysts: A Party of Two.  J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6,  3760 (2015).

32.    Kalisman, P.; Houben, L.; Aronovitch, E.; Kauffmann,  Y.;  Bar Sadan, M.; Amirav, L.;  The Golden Gate to Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production. J. Mater. Chem. A,  3, 39, 19679-19682 (2015).

31.      Mangel, S.; Houben, L.; Bar-Sadan*, M.; Revealing Growth Schemes of Nanoparticles in Atomic Resolution: Mapping Stacking Fault Formation and Distribution. Cryst. Growth Des. 15, 7, 3114 (2015).

30.     Maiti, P. S..; Houben, L.; Bar-Sadan*, M; Growth Schemes of Tunable Ultra-thin CdSxSe1-x Alloyed Nanostructures at Low Temperatures. J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 19, 10734 (2015). 


29.     Maiti, P. S..; Meir, N.; Houben, L.; Bar-Sadan*, M; Solution phase synthesis of homogeneously alloyed ultrathin CdSxSe1−x nanosheets. RSC Adv., 4, 49842 (2014). 

28.     Mangel, S.; Aronovitch, E.; Enyashin, A. N.; Houben, L.; Bar-Sadan*, M.; The atomic-scale evolution of a growing core-shell nanoparticle. J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  136, 36, 12564 (2014).

27.     Appel, S; Volman, A; Houben, L; Gelbstein, Y; Bar Sadan*, M; Orienting MoS2 flakes into ordered films. J. Mater.Sci. 49, 21, 7353 (2014).

26.    Ben-Moshe, A; Wolf, S.G.; Bar Sadan, M;  Houben, L; Fan, Z; Govorov, A. O.; Markovich, G.; 
Enantioselective control of lattice and shape chirality in inorganic nanostructures using chiral biomolecules. Nat. Commun. 5, 4302 (2014).


25.    Enyashin, A.N.; Bar-Sadan, M; Houben, L.; Seifert, G.; Line Defects within MoS2 Layers. J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 20, 10842–10848 (2013).


24.    Houben, L.; Feldman, I.; Rosentsveig, R.; Stroppa, D. G. and Bar-Sadan*, M; Diffraction from disordered stacking sequences in MoS2 and WS2 fullerenes and nanotubes. J. Phys. Chem. C, 116, 24350−24357 (2012).

23.    Bar-Sadan*, M; Barthel, J; Shtrikman, H; and Houben, L; Direct imaging of single Au atoms within GaAs nanowires. Nano.Lett., 12, 5, 2352-2356 (2012). (*corresponding author)

22.    Chuntonov, L; Bar-Sadan, M; Houben, L; and Haran, G.; Correlating Electron Tomography and Plasmon Spectroscopy of Single Noble Metal Core-Shell Nanoparticles. Nano.Lett., 12, 1, 145–150 (2012).


21.    Enyashin, A.N.; Yadgarov, L; Houben, L; Popov, I; Weidenbach, M.; Tenne, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; and Seifert, G.; New route for stabilization of 1T-WS2 and MoS2 phases. J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 50, 24586–24591.

20.    Houben, L.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Refinement procedures for the image alignment in high-resolution electron tomography. Ultramicroscopy, 111, 9-10, 1512.

19.    Maoz, B. M.; Tirosh, E.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Popov, I.; Rosenberg Y. and Markovich, G.: Highly defective MgO nanosheets from colloidal self-assembly, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 9532.  

18.    Maoz, B. M.; Tirosh, E.; Bar Sadan, M.; Popov, I.; Rosenberg, Y.; Markovich, G.; Highly defective MgO nanosheets from colloidal self-assembly. Physical Review B, 83, 16, (2011). DOI: 10.1039/C1JM10181 


17.    Bar Sadan, M.; Wolf, S. G.; Houben, L., Bright-field electron tomography of individual inorganic fullerene-like structures. Nanoscale, 2, 423-428.

16.    Joshi, R.; Engstler, J.; Houben, L.; Bar Sadan, M.; Weidenkaff, A.; Mandaliev, P.; Issanin, A.; Schneider, J. J., Catalyst Composition, Morphology and Reaction Pathway in the Growth of “Super-Long” Carbon Nanotubes. ChemCatChem, 2, 9, 1069-1073.

15.    Levi, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Albu-Yaron, A.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Houben, L.; Prior, Y.; Tenne, R., Stability Criteria of Fullerene-like Nanoparticles: Comparing V2O5 to Layered Metal Dichalcogenides and Dihalides. Materials, 3, 8, 4428-4445.

14.    Levi, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Albu-Yaron, A.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Houben, L.; Shahar, C.; Enyashin, A.; Seifert, G.; Prior, Y.; Tenne, R., Hollow V2O5 Nanoparticles (Fullerene-Like Analogues) Prepared by Laser Ablation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 32, 11214-11222.

13.    Macdonald, J. E.; Bar Sadan, M.; Houben, L.; Popov, I.; Banin, U., Hybrid nanoscale inorganic cages. Nat Mater, 9, 10, 810-815.

12.    Albu-Yaron, A.; Levy, M.; Tenne, R.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Weidenbach, M.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Houben, L.; Enyashin, A.N.; Seifert, G.; Feuermann D.; Katz, E. A.; Gordon, J. M.; MoS2 hybrid nanostructures: from octahedral to quasi-spherical shells within individual nanoparticles. Angew. Chemie, 123, 8, 1850 (2011).


11.    Bar Sadan, M.; Heidelmann, M.; Houben, L.; Tenne, R., Inorganic WS2 nanotubes revealed atom by atom using ultra-high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 96, 343-348.

10.    Enyashin, A. N.; Bar Sadan, M.; Sloan, J.; Houben, L.; Seifert, G.; Nano-Seashells and Nano-octahedra of MoS2, Routes to Inorganic Fullerenes. Chem.. Mater., 21, 5627-5636.


9.     Margolin, A.; Deepak, F. L.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Feldman, I.; Tenne, R., Fullerene-like (IF) WS2 nanoparticles and nanotubes by the vapor-phase synthesis of WCln and H2S. Nanotechnology, 19, 095601.

8.     Bar Sadan, M.; Houben, L.; Wolf, S.; Enyashin, A.; Seifert, G.; Tenne, R.; Urban, K., Bright-Field electron tomography of inorganic fullerenes approaching atomic resolution. Nano Letters, 8, 3, 891 (2008). See also Nature Materials Research highlights, 7, 169 (2008) and also Nanotoday, 3, 1-2.

7.     Bar Sadan, M.; Houben, L.; Enyashin, A.; Seifert, G.; Tenne, R., Atom by atom: HRTEM insights into inorganic nanotubes and fullerene-like structures. Feature article, cover of Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 105, 41, 15643-15648.


6.     Enyashin, A. N.; Gemming, S.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Hong, S. Y.; Prior, Y.; Tenne, R.; Seifert, G., Structure and stability of molybdenum sulfide fullerenes. Angew. Chemie Intl. Ed., 46, 623-627 (2007). See also Chem. & Eng. News (C&EN) Jan 22, 2007, p. 36.


5.    Bar-Sadan, M.; Enyashin, A. N.; Gemming, S.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Hong, S. Y.; Prior, Y.; Tenne, R.; Seifert, G., Structure and stability of molybdenum sulfide fullerenes. J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 25399-25410.

4.     Bar-Sadan, M.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Prior, Y.; Tenne, R., Closed-cage (fullerene-like) structures of NiBr2. Mater. Res. Bulletin, 41, 2137-2146.

3.     Deepak, F. L.; Margolin, A.; Wiesel, I.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Tenne, R., MoS2 fullerene-like nanoparticles and nanotubes using gas-phase reaction with MoCl5. Nano, 1, 167-180.


2.     Albu-Yaron, A.; Arad, T.; Popovitz-Biro, R.; Bar-Sadan, M.; Prior, Y.; Jansen, M.; Tenne, R., Preparation and structural characterization of stable Cs2O closed-cage structures. Angew. Chemie-Intl. Ed., 44, 4169-4172.


1.     Bar-Sadan, M.; Leitus, G.; Reich, S., Weak links and phase slip centers in superconducting MgB2 wires. J. Supercond., 17, 497-502 (2004).

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