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In International Peer-Reviewed Research Journals :

(* Indicates Corresponding Author, Cititations (TC) – are in the bracket as of 11/11/2011, Source : ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, ScienceDirect and Google Scholar). (IF : Impact Factor of Journal).

Total Cititations (more than) = 1482 
Total Research Articles = 43
Top 25 Hottest Articles = 5 (out of 43)

Avarage cititations per article (H-index) = 31.53    

Sr. No. Details of the Research Paper Published
(1)

Electrochromic response in polypyrrole sensitized with Prussian Blue.
Prakash R. Somani, S. Radhakrishnan.
Chemical Physics Letters, 292 (1998) 218 - 222 (TC = 32, IF = 2.257). 

(2)

Sensitization of photocurrents in solid state electrochemical cells using conducting polypyrrole.
S. Radhakrishnan and Prakash R. Somani
Materials Letters, 37 (1998) 192 – 196 (TC = 24). 

(3)

High piezoresistivity and its origin in conducting polyaniline / TiO2 composites.  
Prakash R. Somani *, R. Marimuthu, U. P. Mulik, S. R. Sainkar, and
D. P. Amalnerkar
Synthetic Metals 106 (1999) 45 - 52 (TC = 124, IF = 1.376).

(4)

Charge transport mechanism and the effect of poling on the I-V characteristics of conducting polyaniline / BaTiO3 composites.
Prakash R. Somani *, B. B. Kale, D.P.Amalnerkar. 
Synthetic Metals, 106 (1999) 53 - 58 (TC = 37, IF = 1.376).
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 R. Somani *,
D. P. Amalnerkar, S. Radhakrishnan.
Synthetic Metals, 110 (2000) 181 – 187 (TC = 21, IF = 0.8).

(6)

Study and development of conducting polymer based electrochromic display devices.
Prakash R. Somani *, A. B. Mandale, S. Radhakrishnan.
Acta Materilia, 48/11 (2000)  2859 – 2871 (TC = 107, IF = 2.2).

(7)

Synthesis, characterization and charge transport mechanism of conducting polyaniline / V2O5 composites.
Prakash R. Somani *,
R. Marimuthu, A. B. Mandale.
Polymer, 42/7 (2001) 2991 - 3001 (TC = 56, IF = 1.681).

(8)

Effect of dye aggregation on the photosensitivity of conducting polypyrrole sensitized with Prussian Blue in solid state electrochemical cells.      
Prakash R. Somani *
and S. Radhakrishnan.
Materials Chemistry and Physics 70/2 (2001) 150 – 155.
(TC =22, IF = 0.757).

(9)

Novel Dye + SPE materials for optical humidity sensing.
Prakash R. Somani *, A. K. Viswanath, R. C. Aiyer, S. Radhakrishnan.
Organic Electronics  2/2 (2001) 83 – 88 (TC = 25, IF = 3.636)

(10)

Charge transfer complex forming dyes incorporated in solid polymer electrolyte for optical humidity sensing.  
Prakash R. Somani *, A. K. Viswanath, R. C. Aiyer, S. Radhakrishnan.
Sensors and Actuators B : Chemical  80/2 (2001) 141 – 148
(TC = 47, IF = 1.44).    

(11)

Charge transport processes in conducting polypyrrole / Prussian Blue bilayers. 
Prakash R. Somani *,
S. Radhakrishnan.
Materials Chemistry and Physics 76/1 (2002) 15 – 19 (TC = 23, IF = 0.778).

(12)

Sensitization effect in conducting polyaniline by Rhodamine 6G.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. Radhakrishnan
Journal of Materials Science : Materials in Electronics 13 (2002) 735 -74
(TC = 5, IF = 0.66).

(13)

Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline dispersions.
Prakash  R. Somani *
Materials Chemistry and Physics 77/1 (2003) 81 – 85 (TC = 63, IF = 1.183).

(14)

Electrochromic materials and devices : present and future
(Review Article).
Prakash R. Somani *, S. Radhakrishnan.
Materials Chemistry and Physics 77/1 (2003)117-133 (TC = 365, IF = 1.183).

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) and Nature Materials (2, 2008, 795 - 799) and other prominent journals.

(15)

Solid state electrochemical reaction in photocells made using conducting polyaniline and sensitized with methylene blue.   
Prakash R. Somani *, S. Radhakrishnan.
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 7 (2003) 166 -170 
(TC = 7, IF = 1.195).   

(16)

Thermal degradation properties of SPE (PVA+H3PO4) / methylene blue composites.
Prakash R. Somani *, R. Marimuthu, A. K. Viswanath, S. Radhakrishnan.
Polymer Degradation and Stability, 79/1 (2003) 77-83 (TC = 39, IF = 1.405).

(17)

Sensitization effect in the doped and undoped state of polypyrrole by methylene blue in solid state electrochemical cells.   
Prakash R. Somani *,
S. Radhakrishnan.
Chemical Physics Letters 379 / 5-6 (2003) 401– 405 (TC = 7, IF = 2.438).   

(18)

Effect of solid polymer electrolyte on the sensitization of photocurrents in solid state electrochemical cells using conducting polypyrrole.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. Radhakrishnan.
J. Material Science : Materials in Electronics 15 (2004) 75 – 79 (IF = 0.927)

(19)

Solid state dye photovoltaic (PV) cells using opal inverse TiO2 films.
Prakash R. Somani, C. Dionigi, M. Murga, D. Palles, P. Nozar, G. Ruani.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 87/1-4 (2005) 513
(TC = 20, IF = 2.002)
.
ScienceDirect TOP 25 Hottest Articles (Apr. – Jun. 2005).

(20)

Nanostructured hydrogenated amorphous carbon films doped with nitrogen on p-Si.
Prakash R. Somani *, A. Yoshida, R. A. Afre, S. Adhikary, T. Soga, and
M. Umeno.
Physica Status Solidi (a) 203/8 (2006) 1982 - 1991. (TC = 12, IF = 1.472)

(21)

Planer nano-graphenes from camphor by CVD.
Prakash R. Somani *, S. P. Somani, M. Umeno.
Chemical Physics Letters 430 (2006) 56 - 59 (TC = 92, IF = 2.438).
ScienceDirect TOP 25 Hottest Articles (Octomber. – December 2006).

(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 (TC = 6, IF = 4.2).
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, and 
Prakash R. Somani, M. Umeno.
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 96 (2006) 184 - 190
(TC = 52, F = 2.2).
 

(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 (TC = 43, IF = 4.2).  
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, and M. Umeno.
Solid State Electronics 51 (2007) 788 - 792 (TC = 15, IF = 1.247).

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.
(TC = 28, IF = 2.993).       
 

(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, and
M. Tanemura, S. P. Lau, M. Umeno.
Physica Status Solidi (a) 204/9 (2007) 3096 – 3101 (TC = 2, IF = 1.472)

(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 3 (TC = 36, IF = 4.2).
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 (TC = 1, IF = 1.243).

(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 (TC = 1, IF = 1.906).

(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. (TC = 8, IF = 1.018).
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 (TC = 3, IF = 1.391) 

(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 (TC = 1, IF = 1.243).      

(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 (TC = 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 (TC = 25, IF = 1.906).

(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 (TC = 2, IF = 1.906)

(37)

Room temperature synthesis and characterization of cobalt-doped carbon nanofibers.    
D. Takeuchi, Z. P. Wang, A. Miyawaki, K. Yamaguchi, Y. Suzuki, and
M. Tanemura, Y. Hayashi and Prakash R. Somani.
Diamond and Related Materials 17 (2008) 581 – 584 (TC = 2, IF = 1.906).

(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 to 033315 - 3
(TC = 30, IF = 4.2)

(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 (2009) 144 - 150 (TC = 14, IF = 1.707).
(40) Platinum and Ruthenium nanoparticles decorated multi-walled carbon nanotubes as electrodes for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells.
Prakash R. Somani *, Savita P. Somani, A. Sato, M. Umeno
Diamond and Related Materials 18 (2009) 497 - 500 (TC = 11, IF = 1.906).
(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 2/2 (2009) 98 - 102.
(42) Carbon Nanobeads from Brassica Nigra 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. (TC = 3)
(43) Pressure sensitive multifunctional solar cells using carbon nanotubes
Prakash R. Somani
Applied Physics Letters 96 (2010) 173504-1 to 173504-3 (TC = 4, IF = 4.2)