Christopher M. SorensenCortelyou-Rust University Distinguished Professor & University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
325A Cardwell Hall
Ph.D. University of Colorado, 1977
M.S. University of Colorado, 1973
B.S. University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1969
Soft Matter Physics
Sorensen's research: 1) synthesis, solution properties and self-assembly of nanoparticles; synthesis of graphene; 2) aggregation and gelation kinetics in aerosols and colloids, fractal aggregate properties; 3) experimental and theoretical studies of light scattering by particles of arbitrary size and shape; 4) physics of flow-based refrigeration systems.
- National Science Foundation
- US Army Research Laboratory
- Department of Energy
Recent Selected Publications
"One-step synthesis of graphene via catalyst-free gas-phase hydrocarbon detonation", Arjun Nepal, Gajendra P. Singh, Bret N. Flanders and C. M. Sorensen, Nanotechnology 24, 2245602 (2013).
"Loss of Hydrogen Upon Exposure of Thiol to Gold Clusters at Low Temperature", J. E. Matthiesen, D. Jose, K. J. Klabunde and C. M. Sorensen, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 9376- 9379 (2012).
"Size Focusing of Nanoparticles by Thermodynamic Control through Ligand Interactions. Molecular Clusters Compared with Nanoparticles of Metals", D. Jose, J. E. Matthiesen, C. Parsons, C. M. Sorensen, and K. J. Klabunde, Journal of Physical Chemistry letters (Invited Perspective), 3, 885- 890 (2012).
"Synthesis of Silica Aerosol Gels via Controlled Detonation", R. Dhaubhadel, T. P. Rieker, A. Chakrabarti and C. M. Sorensen, Aerosol Sci. & Tech.,46, 596- 600 (2012).
"Solubility of Gold Nanoparticles as a Function of Ligand Shell and Alkane Solvent", B. C. Lohman, J. A. Powell, S. Cingarapu, C. B. Aakeroy, A. Chakrabarti, K. J. Klabunde, B. M. Law, and C. M. Sorensen, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14, 6502- 6506 (2012).
"The Mobility of Fractal Aggregates: A Review," C. M. Sorensen, Aerosol Sci. & Tech., 45:755–769 (2011).