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Some of the representative latest publications by ASIPL members are -

 

1. 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.
TOP 50 Most Downloaded Articles (September 2006).
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 14/10 (2006).

2. 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 
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 14/24 (2006). 

3. 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     

4. 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        

5. 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.  

6. 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
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 16/19 (2007).  
TOP 20 Most Downloaded Articles (October 2007).           

7. 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

8. 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.       

9. 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.
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 17/10 (2008).              

10. 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 (2008, Published Online)  
11. 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.                

12. 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                              

13. Application of metal nanoparticles decorated carbon nanotubes in photovoltaics.    
Prakash R. Somani, Savita P. Somani, M. Umeno
Applied Physics Letters 93 (2008) 033315 – 1 to 033315 - 3.    

14. Importance of Transmission Electron Microscopy for Carbon Nanomaterials Research.
Prakash R. Somani
and M. Umeno in “Modern Research and Educational Topics in Microscopy (Number 3 of the Microscopy Book Series)”, Editors : A. Mendez-Vilas and J. Diaz, Formatex, Volume – 2 (2007) 634 - 642.