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Department of Physics

Arjun Nepal

Arjun NepalResearch Assistant Professor
316 Cardwell Hall
(785) 532-1642
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Ph.D. Kansas State University, 2015

Research Area

Condensed Matter Physics 
  • Mass-production of graphene, graphene oxide and graphene/metal composites via detonation technique
  • Study of the chemical and physical parameters of detonation built in situ
  • Application of graphene in batteries, capacitors, sensors and photocatalytic water splitting

Recent Selected Publications

  1. A. Nepal, G. Chiu, J. Xie, G. P. Singh, N. Ploscariu, S. Klankowski, T. Sung, J. Li, B. N. Flanders, K. L. Hohn, and C. M. Sorensen, Highly Oxidized Graphene Nanosheets via the Oxidization of Detonation Carbon, published online on 10th May 2015, Appl. Phys. A.   
  2. G. P. Singh, K. M. Shrestha, A. Nepal, K. J. Klabunde and C. M. Sorensen, Graphene supported plasmonic photocatalyst for Hydrogen evolution in Photocatalytic water splitting, Nanotechnology 25 (2014) 265701.
  3. A. Nepal, G. P. Singh, B. N. Flanders and C. M. Sorensen, One-step synthesis of graphene via catalyst-free gas-phase hydrocarbon detonation, Nanotechnology 24 (2013) 245602. 


C. Sorensen, A. Nepal and G. P. Singh, “Process for High-Yield Production of Graphene via Detonation of Carbon-Containing Materials", U.S. Patent No. 9,440,857 issued on September 13, 2016.