People » Abdelkader Kara

Dr. Kara received his PhD in Condensed Matter from the Technical University of Lille and CEA Saclay, France, with Highest Honors.

109. K. Sbiaai, A. Eddiai, Y. Boughaleb, M Mazroui, J.Y. Raty, M. Meddad and A. Kara

        Diffusion processes on missing-row surfaces, Opt. Quant. Elect. 46, 15 (2014).

108. H Yildirim, T Greber, A Kara,

Trends in Adsorption Characteristics of Benzene Transition Metal Surfaces: Role of    

       Surface Chemistry and Van Der Waals Interactions

J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 20572 (2013).

107. S. Gottardi, K. Muller, J.C. Moreno-Lopez, H. Yildirim, U. Meinhardt, M. Kivala,

A. Kara, M. Stohr.

Cyano-functionalized triarylamines on Au(111): competing intermolecular and

molecule/substrate interactions. Adv. Mater. Int., DOI: 10.1002/admi.201300025


106. M.R. Tchalala, M.A. Ali, H. Enriquez, A. Kara, A. Lachgar, S. Yagoubi, E. Foy, E.

Vega, A. Bendounan, M.G. Silly, F. Sirotti, S. Nitshe, D. Chaudanson, H.

Jamgotchian, B. Aufray, A.J. Mayne, G. Dujardin, H. Oughaddou Silicon sheets by

redox assisted chemical exfoliation. J. of Phys.: Cond. Matt. 25, 442001 (2013).

105. M. R. Tchalala, H. Enriquez, A. J. Mayne, A. Kara, S. Roth, M. G. Silly, A.

Bendounan, F. Sirotti, Th. Greber, B. Aufray, G. Dujardin, M. Ait Ali, and H.


Formation of one-dimensional self-assembled silicon nanoribbons on Au(110)-2×1

Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 083107 (2013).

104. G. Nandipati, A. Kara, S.I. Shah, T.S. Rahman

Kinetically driven shape changes in early stages of two-dimensional island

coarsening: Ag/Ag (111). Phys. Rev. B 88 (11), 115402 (2013)

103 K. Sbiaai, Y. Boughaleb, A. Kara, S. Touhtouh and B. Sahraoui

Long jumps contribution to the adatom diffusion process near the step edge: The case

of Ag/Cu(110) Physica Status Solidi (b) (2013). 

102 K. Sbiaai, A. Eddiai, Y. Boughaleb, A. Hajjaji, A. Kara

        Ag adatom and dimer motion on Cu (110)(1×2) missing row surface. Opt. Mat. 36

(1), 42-46 (2013).

101. K. Sbiaai, Y. Boughaleb, A. Kara

Dynamics of Cu monomer, dimer and trimer on Ag (110)(1×2) missing-row

reconstructed surface Surf. and Int. Anal. 45 (11), 1702-1708 (2013). 

100. K. Sbiaai, Y. Boughaleb, M. Mazroui, A. Hajjaji, A. Kara Energy barriers for

diffusion on heterogeneous stepped metal surfaces: Ag/Cu (110) Thin Solid

Films 548, 331-335 (2013)

99. Z Majzik, M Rachid Tchalala, M Švec, P Hapala, HEnriquez, A Kara, A J Mayne, G

Dujardin, P Jelínek and H Oughaddou,

Combined AFM and STM measurements of a silicene sheet grown on Ag(111)

Surface, J. Phys. Conden. Matt. 25, 225301 (2013).

98. S.I. Shah, G. Nandipati, A. Kara, and T.S. Rahman

Self-diffusion of small Ni islands on the Ni(111): a self-learning kinetic Monte Carlo

Study, Phys. Rev. B 88, 035414 (2013).

97. H. Yildirim and A. Kara, Effect of van der Waals interactions on the Adsorption of

Olympicene Radical on Cu(111): Characteristics of Weak Physisorption versus

      Strong Chemisorption, J. Phys. Chem. C, C 117 (6), 2893-2902 (2013).

96. K. Muller, A.P. Seitsonen, T. Brugger, J. Westover, T. Greber, T. Jung, and A. Kara,

Electronic Structure of an Organic/Metal Interface: Pentacene/Cu(110), J. of Phys.

Chem. C 116, 23465 (2012).

95. B.R. Cuenya, L.K ONO, J.R. Croy, K. Paredis, A. Kara, H. Heindrich, J. Zhao, E.E.

Alp, A.T. DelaRiva, A. Datye, E.A. Stach, and W. Keune, Size-dependent evolution

of the atomic vibrational density of states and thermodynamic properties of isolated

Fe nanoparticles, Phys. Rev. B 88, 165406 (2012).

94. D. Le, A. Kara, E. Schroder, P. Hyldgaard, and T.S. Rahman, Physisorption of

nucleobases on graphene: a comparative van der Waals study, J. Phy. Conden. Matt.

24, 424210 (2012).

  1. H. Enriquez, S. Vizzini, A. Kara, B. Lalmi and H. Oughaddou, Silicene structures

on silver surfaces, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 24, 314211 (2012).

92. K. Sbiaa, Y. Boughaleb, J.Y. Raty, A. Hajjaji, M. Mazroui, and A. Kara, Numerical

study of atomic diffusion processes of copper on silver (110) surface: Cu/Ag (110), J.

Opto. Adv. Mat. 14, 1059 (2012).

91. A. Kara, H. Enriquez, L.Yan Voon, A. Seitsonen, S. Vizzini, and H. Oughaddou, A

Review on Silicene: a New Candidate for Electronics, Surf. Sci. Rep. 67, 1 (2012).

  1.  H. Yildirim, A. Kara, T.S. Rahman, Tailoring Electronic Structure Through

Alloying: The AgnCu34-n (n=0-34) Nanoparticle Family, J. Phy. Chem. C, 116, 281


89. G. Nandipati, A. Kara, S.I. Shah, and T.S. Rahman, New Off-Lattice Pattern

Recognition Scheme for Off-Lattice Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations, J. Comp.

Phys. 231, 3548 (2012)

88. J. Westover, H. Enriquez, H. Oughaddou, and A. Kara, Metallization of SiC(100)

3×2 Surface: a DFT Investigation, Surf. Sci., 606, 1471-1474 (2012).

87. H. Enriquez, A. Mayne, A. Kara, S. Vizzini, S. Roth, B. Lalmi, A. P. Seitsonen, B.

Aufray, T. Greber, R. Belkhou, G. Dujardin and H. Oughaddou, Adsorption of silicon

on Au(110): an ordered 2D surface alloy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 021605 (2012).

86. S.I. Shah, G. Nandipati, A. Kara and T.S. Rahman, Extended Pattern Recognition

Scheme for Self-learning Kinetic Monte Carlo (SLKMC-II), J. Phy. Conden. Matt.

24, 354004 (2012).

85. A.Karim, A. Kara, O. Trushin, T.S. Rahman, The crossover from collective motion

to periphery diffusion for two-dimensional adatom-islands on Cu(111), J. Phy.

Conden. Matt. 23, 462201 (2011).

84.G. Nandipati, A. Kara, S. I. Shah, and T.S. Rahman, Island Size Selectivity during

2D Island Coarsening of Ag(111), J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 262001 (2011).

83. A. Kara, H. Enriquez, S. Vizzini, B. Ealet, B. Aufray, H. Oughaddou, A Silicon

Monolayer on Ag(111), Global Journal of Phys. Chem. 2, 145 (2011).

82. K. Sbiaa, Y. Boughaleb, J-Y. Raty, A. Arbaoui, and A. Kara, Surface Diffusion of

Ag adatom on Cu(110) by Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Global J. of Phys. Chem.

2, 157 (2011).

81. B. Lalmi, H. Oughaddou, H. Enriquez, A. Kara, S. Vizzini, B. Ealet, and B. Aufray,

Epitaxial growth of a silicene sheet, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 223109 (2010)

80. B. Aufray, A. Kara, S. Vizzini, H. Oughaddou, C. Léandri, B. Ealet, and G. Le Lay,

Graphene-like silicon nanoribbons on Ag(110): A possible formation of

silicene,Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 183102 (2010) (This paper made the cover of APL

journal and was among the top ten most downloaded paper, from APL, during the

month of June 2011; this paper was also the subject of a highlight in Nature

Nanotechnology and several news media).

79. P. De Padova, C. Quaresima, C. Ottaviani, P. M. Sheverdyaeva, P. Moras, C.

Carbone, D. Topwal, B. Olivieri, A. Kara, H. Oughaddou, B. Aufray, and G. Le

Lay, Evidence of graphene-like electronic signature in silicene nanoribbons, Appl.

Phys. Lett. 96, 261905 (2010)

78A. Kara, S. Vizzini, C. Leandri, B. Ealet, H. Oughaddou, B. Aufray, and G. Le Lay,

Silicon Nano-Ribbons on Ag(110): a computational investigation. J. Phys. Condens.

Matter 22, 045004 (2010).

  1. H. Yildirim, A. Kara, T.S. Rahman, R. Heid, and K-P. Bohnen, Surface Vibrational

Thermodynamics from ab initio Calculations for fcc(110), Surf. Sci. 604, 308 (2010).

76. F. Rabbering, A. Kara, H. Wormeester, T. Warnaar, O. Trushin, T.S. Rahman, and

B. Poelsema, Dispersed Forces from Measured Shape Anisotropy of Adatom Islands:

Revelations from an Accelerated Simulation Scheme. Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 096105


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