Prof. Dr. Prakash R. Somani

Research Papers in International Journals

(* Indicates Corresponding and Leading Author; Cititations - TC – excluding self – are in the bracket : as of 20/10/2017, Source & © : ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus and Sciencedirect, Google Scholar), Total Citations (more than) = 2668, H-index = 24, i10-index = 33, g-index > 50 (IF : Impact Factor of Journal).
1. Electrochromic response in polypyrrole sensitized with Prussian Blue.
Prakash Somani, S. Radhakrishnan.
Chemical Physics Letters, 292 (1998) 218 - 222 (Citations = 50, IF = 1.815).
2. Sensitization of photocurrents in solid state electrochemical cells using conducting polypyrrole.
S. Radhakrishnan and Prakash Somani.
Materials Letters, 37 (1998) 192 - 196 (Citations = 31, IF = 2.572).
3. High piezoresistivity and its origin in conducting polyaniline / TiO2 composites.
Prakash Somani*, R. Marimuthu, U. P. Mulik, S. R. Sainkar, D. P. Amalnerkar
Synthetic Metals 106 (1999) 45 - 52 (Citations = 163, IF = 1.376).
4. Charge transport mechanism and the effect of poling on the I-V characteristics of conducting polyaniline / BaTiO3 composites.
Prakash Somani*, B. B. Kale, D.P.Amalnerkar.
Synthetic Metals, 106 (1999) 53 - 58 (Citations = 52, IF = 2.435).
Cited by Nobel Laurate - Sir, Prof. A. G. MacDiarmid (2006).
5. Effect of moisture (in solid polymer electrolyte) on the photosensitivity of conducting polypyrrole sensitized by Prussian Blue in solid state photocells.
Prakash Somani*, D. P. Amalnerkar, S. Radhakrishnan.
Synthetic Metals, 110 (2000) 181 - 187 (Citations = 34, IF = 2.435).
6. Study and development of conducting polymer based electrochromic display devices.
Prakash Somani*, A. B. Mandale, S. Radhakrishnan.
Acta Materilia, 48/11 (2000) 2859 - 2871 (Citations = 143, IF = 5.301).
7. Synthesis, characterization and charge transport mechanism of conducting polyaniline / V2O5 composites.
Prakash Somani*, R. Marimuthu, A. B. Mandale.
Polymer, 42/7 (2001) 2991 - 3001 (Citations = 90, IF = 3.684).
8. Effect of dye aggregation on the photosensitivity of conducting polypyrrole sensitized with Prussian Blue in solid state electrochemical cells.
Prakash Somani* and S. Radhakrishnan Materials Chemistry and Physics 70/2 (2001) 150 - 155 (Citations = 31, IF = 2.084).
9. Novel Dye + SPE materials for optical humidity sensing.
Prakash Somani*, A. K. Viswanath, R. C. Aiyer, S. Radhakrishnan.
Organic Electronics 2/2 (2001) 83 - 88 (Citations = 40, IF = 3.399).
10. Charge transfer complex forming dyes incorporated in solid polymer electrolyte for optical humidity sensing.
Prakash Somani*, A. K. Viswanath, R. C. Aiyer, S. Radhakrishnan.
Sensors and Actuators B : Chemical 80/2 (2001) 141 - 148. (Citations = 71, IF = 5.401).
11. Charge transport processes in conducting polypyrrole / Prussian Blue bilayers.
Prakash Somani*, S. Radhakrishnan.
Materials Chemistry and Physics 76/1 (2002) 15 - 19 (Citations = 37, IF = 2.084).
12. Sensitization effect in conducting polyaniline by Rhodamine 6G.
Prakash Somani*, S. Radhakrishnan
Journal of Materials Science : Materials in Electronics 13 (2002) 735 -74 (Citations = 7, IF = 2.019).
13. Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline dispersions.
Prakash R. Somani *
Materials Chemistry and Physics 77/1 (2003) 81 - 85 (Citations = 81, IF = 2.084).
14. Electrochromic materials and devices : present and future (Review Article).
Prakash Somani *, S. Radhakrishnan.
Materials Chemistry and Physics 77/1 (2003)117-133 (Citations = 758, IF = 2.084).
ScienceDirect TOP 25 Hottest Articles (Jul. – Sept. 2004; Oct. – Dec. 2004; Jan. – Mar. 2005; Oct. – Dec. 2005).
Top 20 Highly Cited Publications in Materials Science from India during 1999 – 2008 (B. S. Kademani, A. Sagar, K. Bhanumurthy, Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, Volume 16, No. 2, August 2011, pp 63-82).
Cited in Nature (3, 2012, DOI:10.1038/ncomms1799); Nature Materials (2, 2008, 795 - 799); Nature Communications (Jan. 2016, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10479) and other prominent journals.
15. Solid state electrochemical reaction in photocells made using conducting polyaniline and sensitized with methylene blue.
Prakash Somani *, S. Radhakrishnan.
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 7 (2003) 166 -170 (Citations = 10, IF = 2.316).
16. Thermal degradation properties of SPE (PVA+H3PO4) / methylene blue composites.
Prakash Somani *, R. Marimuthu, A. K. Viswanath, S. Radhakrishnan.
Polymer Degradation and Stability, 79/1 (2003) 77-83 (Citations = 73, IF = 3.386).
17. Sensitization effect in the doped and undoped state of polypyrrole by methylene blue in solid state electrochemical cells.
Prakash Somani *, S. Radhakrishnan.
Chemical Physics Letters 379 / 5-6 (2003) 401- 405 (Citations = 12, IF = 1.815).
18. Effect of solid polymer electrolyte on the sensitization of photocurrents in solid state electrochemical cells using conducting polypyrrole.
Prakash Somani *, S. Radhakrishnan.
J. Material Science : Materials in Electronics 15 (2004) 75 - 79 (Citations = 2, IF = 2.019).
19. Solid state dye PV cells using opal inverse TiO2 films.
Prakash Somani, C. Dionigi, M. Murga, D. Palles, P. Nozar, G. Ruani.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 87/1-4 (2005) 513 (Citations = 75, IF = 4.784).
ScienceDirect TOP 25 Hottest Articles (Apr. - Jun. 2005).
20. Nanostructured hydrogenated amorphous carbon films doped with nitrogen on p-Si.
Prakash Somani *, A. Yoshida, R. A. Afre, S. Adhikary, T. Soga, M. Umeno.
Physica Status Solidi (a) 203/8 (2006) 1982 - 1991. (Citations = 12, IF = 1.775).
21. Planer nano-graphenes from camphor by CVD.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno.
Chemical Physics Letters 430 (2006) 56 - 59 (Citations = 373, IF = 1.185).
ScienceDirect TOP 25 Hottest Articles (Oct. - Dec. 2006).
First paper and work in the world on ‘CVD synthesis of Graphene’
22. Concept and Demonstration of all organic Gratzel solar cell (Dye Sensitized Solar Cell).
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno, A. Sato.
Applied Physics Letters 89 (2006) 083501-1 to 083501-3 (Citations = 8, IF = 3.411).
TOP 50 Most Downloaded Articles (September 2006).
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 14/10 (2006).
23. Carbon Nanotubes by spray pyrolysis of turpentine oil at different temperatures and their studies.
R. A. Afre, T. Soga, T. Jimbo, M. Kumar, Y. Ando, M. Sharon, Prakash R. Somani, M. Umeno.
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 96 (2006) 184 - 190 (Citations = 89, IF = 3.615).
24. Improving photovoltaic response of poly(3-hexylthiophene)/n-Si heterojunction by incorporating double walled carbon nanotubes.
S. P. Somani, Prakash R. Somani *, E. Flahaut, M. Umeno.
Applied Physics letters 89 (2006) 223505 (Citations = 50, IF = 3.411).
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 14/24 (2006).
25. Field electron emission of Double Walled Carbon Nanotube film prepared by drop casting method.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, S. P. Lau, E. Flahaut, M. Tanemura, M. Umeno.
Solid State Electronics 51 (2007) 788 - 792 (Citations = 21, IF = 1.58).
Cited by Nobel Laurate - Sir, Prof. A. G. MacDiarmid (2009) in J. Nanosci. and Nanotech. 9/1 (2009) 567 - 571.
26. Improving photovoltaic response of Poly(3-octylthiophene)/n-Si heterojunction by incorporating double walled carbon nanotubes.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, E. Flahaut, M. Umeno.
Nanotechnology 18 (2007) 185708 -1 to 185708 - 5 (Citations = 32, IF = 3.44).
27. Self vertically aligned conical carbon nanofibers by pulsed discharge plasma chemical vapor deposition and its field electron emission.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, A. Yoshida, T. Suzuki, M. Noda, M. Tanemura, S. P. Lau, M. Umeno.
Physica Status Solidi (a) 204/9 (2007) 3096 - 3101 (Citations = 2, IF = 1.775).
28. Towards organic thick film solar cells: Three dimensional bulk heterojunction organic thick film solar cell using fullerene single crystal nanorods.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno.
Applied Physics Letters 91 (2007) 173503-1 to 173503-3 (Citations = 66, IF = 3.411).
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 16/19 (2007).
TOP 20 Most Downloaded Articles (October 2007).
29. Nitrogen induced nanostructure formation in hydrogenated amorphous carbon films doped with nitrogen.
Prakash R. Somani *, A. Yoshida, S. Adhikary, M. Umeno.
Physica E : Low Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 40/3 (2008) 709-713 (Citations = 1, IF = 2.221).
30. Carbon nanocapsules encapsulating cobalt nanoparticles by pulsed discharge plasma chemical vapor deposition.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Noda, M. Umeno.
Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 576 - 580 (Citations = 10, IF = 2.561).
31. Double walled carbon nanotubes incorporated donor-acceptor type organic photovoltaic devices using poly(3-octylthiophene) and fullerene (C60).
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, E. Flahaut, G. Kalita, M. Umeno.
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics - Special Issue on Molecular Electronics and Bioelectronics, 47/2 (2008) 1219 - 1222 (Citations = 15, IF = 1.122).
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 17/10 (2008).
32. Field electron emission of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers grown from camphor.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, A. Yoshida, M. Tanemura, S. P. Lau and M. Umeno.
Solid State Electronics 52 (2008) 941 - 945 (Citations = 3, IF = 1.58).
33. Photocarrier injection effect in hydrogenated amorphous carbon doped with nitrogen / p-silicon heterostructures.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno.
Physica E : Low Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 40/8 (2008) 2783 - 2786 (Citations = 1, IF = 2.221).
34. Single crystals of Fullerene (C60) makes organic thick film solar cells and self-supporting organic solar cells possible.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno.
Carbon - Science and Technology 1 (2008) 1 - 3 (Citations = 1).
35. Carbon Nanotube incorporation: A new route to improve the performance of organic-inorganic heterojunction Solar Cells.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno.
Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 585 - 588 (Citations = 32, IF = 2.561).
36. Taguchi optimization of device parameters for Fullerene and Poly(3-octylthiophene) based heterojunction photovoltaic devices.
G. Kalita, S. Adhikari, H. R. Aryal, Prakash R. Somani, S. P. Somani, M. Sharon and M. Umeno.
Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 799 - 803 (Citations = 2, IF = 2.561).
37. Room temperature synthesis and characterization of cobalt-doped carbon nanofibers.
D. Takeuchi, Z. P. Wang, A. Miyawaki, K. Yamaguchi, Y. Suzuki, M. Tanemura, Y. Hayashi and Prakash R. Somani .
Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 581 - 584 (Citations = 6, IF = 2.561).
38. Application of metal nanoparticles decorated carbon nanotubes in photovoltaics.
Prakash R. Somani , Savita P. Somani, M. Umeno
Applied Physics Letters 93 (2008) 033315 - 1 - 3 (Citations = 54, IF = 3.411).
39. Carbon Nanofibers and multiwalled carbon nanotubes from camphor and their field electron emission.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, A. Yoshida, M. Tanemura, S. P. Lau and M. Umeno.
Current Applied Physics 9/1 (January 2009) 144 - 150 (Citations = 24, IF = 1.971).
Research Highlight as ‘Camphor Nanotubes’ in NATURE INDIA, DOI:10.1038/nindia.2008.321 Published online 20 November 2008. Web site : http://www.natureasia.com/en/nindia/article/10.1038/nindia.2008.321
40. Platinum and Ruthenium nanoparticles decorated multi-walled carbon nanotubes as electrodes for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, A. Sato and M. Umeno.
Diamond and Related Materials 18 (2009) 497 - 500 (Citations = 26, IF = 2.561).
41. Is ‘Vacuum annealing converts p-type single wall carbon nanotube field effect transistor (in air) to n-type (in vacuum) is universally true’ (?)
Prakash R. Somani *, A. Kobayashi, Y. Ohno, S. Kishimoto, T. Mizutani.
Carbon - Science and Technology 2 (2009) 98 - 102.
42. Carbon Nanobeads from Brassica Oil : Synthesis and Characterization.
D. E. Kshirsagar, V. Puri, M. Sharon, S. Jaybhaye, R. A. Afre, Prakash R. Somani, M. Sharon.
Advanced Science Letters 2 (2009) 388 - 390 (Citations = 3).
43. Pressure sensitive multifunctional solar cells using carbon nanotubes.
Prakash R. Somani *
Applied Physics Letters 96 (2010) 173504 (Citations = 9, IF = 3.411).
44. Simultaneous waste water purification via photocatalysis and seed germination.
S. A. Sawant, A. Nene, S. P. Somani, S. K. Omanwar, Prakash R. Somani *
Green and Sustainable Chemistry 3 (2013) 129 - 133 (Citations = 1).
45. Indian Edible Chuna (Calcium oxide / hydroxide) as a Green Photocatalyst .
S. A. Sawant, S. P. Somani, A. H. Jadhav, A. Nene, S. K. Omanwar and Prakash R. Somani *
Journal of Green Science and Technology (ASP) - 1/1 (2013) 2 - 5 (Citations = 14).
Discovery of photocatalytic property of Lime, Calcium Oxide (CaO), Calcium Hydroxide[Ca(OH)2], and Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3).
46. Antibacterial activity of Prussian Blue .
A. K. Roy, S. P. Somani, A. Nene, Bipinraj N. K., Prakash R. Somani *
Journal of Green Science and Technology (ASP) - 1/1 (2013) 27 - 29.
47. Environment-friendly synthesis of nano-structured conducting polyaniline using Lemon juice.
N. A. R. Deshpande, S. P. Somani, S. D. Chakane, P. G. Saptarshi, and Prakash R. Somani *
Journal of Green Science and Technology (ASP) - 1/2 (2013) 127 - 130 (Citations = 1).
48. Photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue dye in distilled and sea water using Indian Edible Chuna (Calcium oxide / hydroxide) as photocatalyst.
S. A. Sawant, S. P. Somani, S. K. Omanwar, Prakash R. Somani *
Advanced Science, Engineering and Medicine (ASP) - 6/2 (2014) 227-230 (Citations = 3).
49. Volatile organic compounds are ghosts for organic solar cells .
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno
Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics 6/4 (2014) 04010-1 to 04010-2
50. Chemical and photocatalytic degradation of crystal violet dye by Indian edible chuna (Calcium oxide/hydroxide).
S. A. Sawant, S. P. Somani, S. K. Omanwar, Prakash R. Somani
Journal of Green Science and Technology - 2/1 (2015) 45 - 48.
51. Synthesis and characterization of graphene - Fe3O4 nanocomposite.
A. Nene, M. Takahashi, Prakash R. Somani, H. R. Aryal, K. Wakita, M. Umeno
Carbon - Science and Technology 8/1 (2016) 13 - 24 (Citations = 3).
52. Fe3O4 and Fe nanoparticles by chemical reduction of Fe(acac)3 by ascrobic acid: Role of water .
A. G. Nene, M. Takahashi, Prakash R. Somani
World Journal of Nanoscience and Engineering 6 (2016) 20 - 28. (Citations = 11).
53. Near-infrared down-conversion in Ce3+-Yb3+ co-doped YAG .
Niraj S. Sawala, Prakash R. Somani, and S. K. Omanwar
Journal of Material Science: Materials in Electronics (Published August 2016). DOI 10.1007/s10854-016-5503-4
(Citations = 8 ; IF=2.019 ).
54. Washing cloths photo-catalytically using sunlight to reduce water pollution
S. A. Sawant, Prakash R. Somani, S. P. Somani, S. K. Omanwar
Carbon – Science and Technology 10/2 (2018) 22 – 26.
55. Wolf prize for chemistry 2019
Prakash R. Somani
Carbon – Science and Technology – News and Views – 11/1 (2019) 1 – 2.
56. India honors Dr. Sudam Kate with highest civilian award ‘Padma Shri’ for work on Sickle Cell
Prakash R. Somani
Carbon – Science and Technology – News and Views – 11/1 (2019) 3 – 4.
57. Is James Watson right?
Prakash R. Somani
Carbon – Science and Technology – News and Views – 11/1 (2019) 5.
58. Online sale of medicines in India: Pros and Cons
Prakash R. Somani
Carbon – Science and Technology – Commentary – 11/1 (2019) 6 – 8.
59. Effect of experimental parameters on the synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoparticles by ascorbic acid mediated reduction of Fe(acac)3.
Ajinkya G. Nene, Prakash R. Somani, M. Takahashi, M. Umeno
Carbon – Science and Technology 11/3 (2019) 6 – 26.



 

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