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Dr George Bepete

Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42038

Contact Dr George Bepete (email at george.bepete@durham.ac.uk)

Research Interests

Reductive dissolution of graphene and carbon nanotubes

Chemical reactions with negatively charged graphene and SWNT solutions

Spectroscopy of surfactant free aqueous carbon nanomaterials

Electrochemical Energy Storage

Research Interests

  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Graphene
  • Reductive dissolution
  • Chemical Vapour Deposition
  • Raman Spectroscopy

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Bepete, George, Khan, Laila, Chiguvare, Zivayi & Coville, Neil J. (2017). (N-doped) Carbon Nanotube Nanostructuring of the Hole Transport Electrode for Reduced Space-Charge Accumulation in Polymer-Fullerene Solar Cells. physica status solidi (a) 1700137.
  • Chimowa, George, Tshabalala, Zamaswazi P., Akande, Amos A., Bepete, George, Mwakikunga, Bonex, Ray, Suprakas S. & Benecha, Evans M. (2017). Improving methane gas sensing properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes by vanadium oxide filling. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 247: 11.
  • George Bepete, Ferdinand Hof, Kai Huang, Katerina Kampioti, Eric Anglaret, Carlos Drummond & Alain Pénicaud (2016). ”Eau de graphene” from a KC8 graphite intercalation compound prepared by a simple mixing of graphite and molten potassium. physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 10(12): 895.
  • Bepete, G., Pénicaud, A., Drummond, C. & Anglaret, E. (2016). Raman Signatures of Single Layer Graphene Dispersed in Degassed Water, “‘Eau de Graphene”’. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120(49): 28204-28214.
  • Bepete, George, Anglaret, Eric, Ortolani, Luca, Morandi, Vittorio, Huang, Kai, Pénicaud, Alain & Drummond, Carlos (2016). Surfactant-free single-layer graphene in water. Nature Chemistry 9(4): 347-352.
  • Nongwe, Isaac, Bepete, George, Shaikjee, Ahmed, Ravat, Vilas, Terfassa, Belina, Meijboom, Reinout & Coville, Neil J. (2014). Synthesis of gold encapsulated in spherical carbon capsules with a mesoporous shell structure. A robust catalyst in a nanoreactor. Catalysis Communications 53: 77.
  • Bepete G, Voiry D, Chhowalla M, Chiguvare Z & Coville NJ (2013). Incorporation of small BN domains in graphene during CVD using methane, boric acid and nitrogen gas. Nanoscale 5(14): 6552-6557.
  • Ravat, Vilas, Nongwe, Isaac, Meijboom, Reinout, Bepete, George & Coville, Neil J. (2013). Pd on boron-doped hollow carbon spheres – PdO particle size and support effects. Journal of Catalysis 305: 36.
  • de Freitas JN, Maubane MS, Bepete G, van Otterlo WAL, Coville NJ & Nogueira AF (2013). Synthesis and characterization of single wall carbon nanotube-grafted poly(3-hexylthiophene) and their Nano composites with gold nanoparticles. Synthetic Metals 176: 55-64.
  • Bepete G, Tetana ZN, Lindner S, Rummeli M, Chiguvare Z & Coville NJ (2013). The use of aliphatic alcohol chain length to control the nitrogen type and content in nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes. Carbon 52: 316-325.

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