Prof. Alexey Shashurin

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Purdue University, USA



2008, Ph.D., School of Engineering, Dept. Interdisciplinary Studies, Tel Aviv University

1998, M.S., Physics, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia

1996, B.S., Physics, Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia

Research Fields

Plasma nanoscience; Laser-induced plasma; Electric propulsion; Nanosecond repetitive plasma discharges; Generation, diagnostics and applications of cold plasmas.

Publications (selected)

  1. Y. Zhang, O. Dary and A. Shashurin “Low Energy Surface Flashover for Initiation of Electric Propulsion Devices” Plasma Res. Express 1, 015010 (2019).
  2. X. Wang, P. Stockett, R. Jagannath, S. Bane, and A. Shashurin “Time-Resolved Measurements of Electron Density in Nanosecond Pulsed Plasmas Using Microwave Scattering” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27, 07LT02 (2018).
  3. A. Sharma, M.N. Slipchenko, M.N. Shneider, X. Wang, K.A. Rahman, and A. Shashurin “Counting the electrons in a multiphoton ionization by elastic scattering of microwaves” Sci. Reports  8, 2874 (2018).
  4. A. Shashurin, X. Fang, D. Zemlyanov and M Keidar “Substrate independent approach for synthesis of graphene platelet networks” Nanotechnology 28, 255604 (2017).
  5. X. Fang, A. Shashurin, G. Teel, M. Keidar “Determining synthesis region of the single wall carbon nanotubes in arc plasma volume” Carbon 107, 273 (2016).
  6. A. Shashurin, M. Keidar “Synthesis of 2D materials in arc plasmas” J.Phys. D Appl. Phys. 48, 314007 (2015).
  7. X. Fang, A. Shashurin and Michael Keidar “Role of substrate temperature at graphene synthesis in an arc discharge” J.Appl. Phys. 118, 103304 (2015).
  8. X. Fang, J. Donahue, A. Shashurin, M. Keidar “Plasma-Based Graphene Functionalization in Glow Discharge” Graphene 4, 1 (2015).
  9. J. Li, X. Cheng, J. Sun, C. Brand, A. Shashurin, M. Reeves, and M. Keidar “Paper-based ultracapacitors with carbon nanotubes-graphene composites” J. Appl. Phys. 115, 164301 (2014).
  10. J. Li, M. Kundrapu, A. Shashurin and M. Keidar “Emission spectra analysis of arc plasma for synthesis of carbon nanostructures in various magnetic conditions” J. Appl. Phys. 112, 024329 (2012).
  11. M. Kundrapu, J. Li, A. Shashurin and M. Keidar “A model of carbon nanotube synthesis in arc discharge plasmas” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45, 315305 (2012).
  12. J. Li, X. Cheng, A. Shashurin, M. Keidar “Review of Electrochemical Capacitors Based on Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene” Graphene, 1, 1 (2012).
  13. J. Li, A. Shashurin, M. Kundrapu, M. Keidar, "Simultaneous synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene in a magnetically-enhanced arc plasma", Journal of Visualized Experiments 60, e3455 (2011).
  14. J. Li, O. Volotskova, A. Shashurin, M. Keidar “Controlling Diameter Distribution of Catalyst Nanoparticles in Arc Discharge” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 11, 1 (2011).
  15. E. Tam, I. Levchenko, J. Li, A. Shashurin, A. B. Murphy, M. Keidar, and K. Ostrikov “Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes From Arc Plasmas: Experiment and Plasma Modeling” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 39, 2789 (2011).
  16. J. Li, A. Shashurin, M. Keidar “Correlation Between Formation of the Plasma Jet and Synthesis of Graphene in Arc Discharge” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 39, 2366 (2011).
  17. A. Shashurin, J. Li, T. Zhuang, M. Keidar, and I. I. Beilis “Application of electrostatic Langmuir probe to atmospheric arc plasmas producing nanostructures” Phys. Plasmas 18, 073505  (2011).
  18. M. Keidar, A. Shashurin, J. Li, O. Volotskova, M. Kundrapu and T. Zhuang “Arc plasma synthesis of carbon nanostructures: where is the frontier?” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 44, 174006  (2011).
  19. O. Volotskova, I. Levchenko, A. Shashurin, Y. Raitses, K. Ostrikov and M. Keidar “Single-step synthesis and magnetic separation of graphene and carbon nanotubes in arc discharge plasmas” Nanoscale 2, 2281 (2010).
  20. O. Volotskova, J.A. Fagan, Ji Yeon Huh, F.R. Phelan Jr., A. Shashurin and M. Keidar “Tailored distribution of single-wall carbon nanotubes from arc plasma synthesis using magnetic fields” ACSNano, 4, 5187 (2010).
  21. I. Levchenko, O. Volotskova, A. Shashurin, Y. Raitses, K. Ostrikov and M. Keidar ”The large-scale production of graphene flakes using magnetically-enhanced arc discharge between carbon electrodes” Carbon 48, 2570 (2010).
  22. M. Keidar, A. Shashurin, O. Volotskova, Y. Raitses and I.I. Beilis “Mechanism of carbon nanostructures synthesis in arc plasma” Phys. Plasmas. 17, 057101 (2010).
  23. O. Volotskova, A. Shashurin, M. Keidar, Y. Raitses, V. Demidov, S. Adams “Ignition and temperature behavior of a single-wall carbon nanotube sample” Nanotechnology. 21, 095705 (2010).
  24. A. Shashurin, M. Keidar, I.I. Beilis, “Voltage-current characteristics of an anodic arc producing carbon nanotubes” J. Appl. Phys. 104, 063311 (2008).
  25. A. Shashurin, M. Keidar “Factors affecting the size and deposition rate of the cathode deposit in an anodic arc used to produce carbon nanotubes” Carbon 46, 1826 (2008).

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