List of Selected Publications

Tamir and S. Berger,

“Laser Induced Deposition of Nanocrystalline Si With Preferred Crystallographic Orientation”

Applied Surface Science 86, 514-520 (1995).


Berger and F. Spaepen,

“The Ag/Cu Interface Stress”

Nanostructured Materials, 6, 201-204 (1995).


Tamir and S. Berger,

“Correlation Between Microstructure and Photoluminescence of Nanocrystalline Silicon Powder Prepared by Laser Induced CVD”

Thin Solid Films, 256, 108-111 (1995).


Tamir and S. Berger,

“Optical Properties, Microstructure and Composition of SixN1-x Prepared at Low Temperature by Laser Induced CVD”

Applied Surface Science 106, 38-43 (1996). 


Berger, L. Schachter, and S. Tamir,

“Photoluminescence as a Surface Effect in Nanocrystalline Si Powder”

Nanostructured Materials, 8, 231-242, (1997).


Tamir, S. Berger, K. Rabinovitch, M. Gilo, and A. Dahan,

“Laser Induced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Optical Thin Films on Curved Surfaces”

Thin Solid Films, 332, 10-15 (1998).


Berger and O. Raslin,

“Stresses in Al/TiW/Si(100) Contacts During Thermal Cycles”

Thin Solid Films, 333, 264-271 (1998).



“The Effect of Amorphous Surface Layer on the Stresses in Thin TiW Film on Si(100) Substrate”

Journal of Advanced Materials 31, 27-32 (1999).


Tepper and S. Berger,

“Correlation Between Microstructure and Electrical Properties of Tungsten-Silica Nanocomposites”

Nanostructured Materials, 11, 895-908, (1999).


Tepper and S. Berger,

“Correlation Between Microstructure, Particle Size, Dielectric Constant, and Electrical Resistivity of Nano-Size Amorphous SiO2 Powder”

Nanostructured Materials, 11(8), 1081-1089 (1999).


Berger, O. Raslin, H. Gilboa, E. Iskevitch and H. Spilberg,

“Nucleation and Growth of Hemispherical-Grained Si by Rapid Thermal CVD”

Nanostructured Materials, 11(8), 1041-1053 (1999).


Tamir and S. Berger,

“Electroluminescence and Electrical Properties of Nano-Crystalline Silicon”

Materials Science and Engineering B 69, 479-483, (2000). 



“Elastic and Plastic Strains in Al/TiW/Si Contacts”

Materials Science and Engineering A, 275, 124-129, (2000).


Tepper and S. Berger,

“Dielectric Permittivity and Electrical Conductivity of Tungsten-Silica Nanocomposites”

Materials Science and Engineering C, 15, 195-197 (2001).



“Microstructure Evolution of Nanometer Size Hemispherical-Grained Si Deposited by RTCVD”

Materials Science and Engineering C, 15, 303-305 (2001).


Drezner, S. Berger, and M. Hefetz,

“A Correlation Between Microstructure, Composition, and Optical Transparency of CVD-ZnS”

Materials Science and Engineering B, 87, 59-65 (2001).


Bonni and S. Berger,

“Dielectric Properties of KDP Filled nano-Porous Alumina Thin Film”

Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 1,433-439 (2001).


J.P. Chang, Y-S.Lin, S. Berger, A. Kepten, R. Bloom, and S. Levy,

“Ultrathin Zirconium Oxide Films as Alternative Gate Dielectrics”

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 19(6), 2137-2143 (2001).


Berger, A. Captain, H. Spiellberg, E. Iskevitch, and S. Levi,

“Mechanism of HSG Formation for DRAM Cells by RTCVD”

Journal of Electronic Materials, 30, 1-4 (2001).


Tamir, S. Berger, N. Shakour, and S. Speiser,

“Correlation Between Photoluminescence in the Gas Phase and Growth Kinetics During Laser Induced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silicon Nitride Thin Films”

Applied Surface Science, 186(1-4), 251-255 (2002).


G-F. Huang and S. Berger,

“Combined Effect of Thickness and Stress on Ferroelectric Behavior of Thin BaTiO3 Films”

Journal of Applied Physics, 92 (5), 2855-2860 (2003).


Lifshitz, M. Bashouti, V. Kloper, A. Kigel, M. Eisen and S. Berger,

“Synthesis and Characterization of PbSe Quantum-Wires, Multi-pods, Quantum-Rods and Cubes”

Nanoletters, 3(6), 857-862 (2003).


Drezner and S. Berger,

“Nano-Ferroelectric Domains in Ultra-Thin BaTiO3 Films”

Journal of Applied Physics 94(10), 6774-6778 (2003).


Drezner and S. Berger,

“Formation Mechanism and Ferroelectric Behavior of Nano-Domains in Ultra-Thin BaTiO3 Films”

Integrated Ferroelectrics, 68, 169-177, (2004)


Yadlovker and S. Berger,

“Uniform Orientation and Size of Ferroelectric Domains”

Physical Review B, 71(18), 184112/1-6 (2005).


Drezner, M. Nitzani, and S. Berger

“Piezoelectric Ultra-Thin BaTiO3 Films”

Applied Physics Letters, 86(4), 42906 1-3 (2005).


Berger and Y. Drezner,

“Thermodynamic Stability of BaTiO3 Nano-Domains”

Materials Letters, 59(12), 1598-602 (2005).


Yadlovker and S. Berger,

“Nano-Ferroelectric Domains Grown Inside Alumina Nano-Pores” Ferroelectrics 336, 219-229 (2006).


Yadlovker and S. Berger,

“Nucleation and Growth of Single Crystals with Uniform Crystallographic Orientation Inside Alumina Nano Pores” Journal of Applied Physics 101, 034304(1-5) (2007).


Nitzani and S. Berger,

“Pyroelectric Nano-Rods Grown Inside Alumina Nano Pores” Physica E: Low Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 37(1-2), 260-264 (2007).


Review papers



“Size effect in thin ferroelectric films”

Trends in Vacuum Science and Technology, Vol. 6, pp. 1-14, (2004).



“Size Effect on Ferroelectric Behavior”

Transactions of the IIM on Nano Science and Technology Vol. 58(6), pp. 1141-1156 (2005).


Accepted for Publication


Yadlovker and S. Berger,

“Controlled Growth and Nucleation of Ferroelectric and Dielectric Single-Crystal Nano-Rods inside Nanoporous Aluminum Oxide”

to be published in Sensors and Actuators B.


Submitted for Publication


Yasinov and S. Berger,

“Piezoelectric nano-rods grown inside porous alumina thin films”

Submitted to Sensors and Actuators B.




“Dielectric Properties of Nanoparticles”

Review chapter (#13) in a Book Series on Advances in Nanophase Materials and Nanotechnology, (Functionalization and Surface Treatment of Nanoparticles), Vol. Editor Marie Isabelle Baraton, Managing Editor, H.S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, CA, USA, August, 2002.



“Dielectric Properties of Nanoparticles”

Review chapter in the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and NanotechnologyTM Edited by H.S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, CA, USA, March 2004.