Narayana Thota

Solid State and Structural Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, India
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Phone no: +91 802293 3306 (Extn: 2052)

Research Interests: Design and development of Earth abundant thin film photovoltaic absorbers and solar cells, Photoelectrochemical cells, Compound semiconductors, Thin film physics, Superlattices, 2D materials, Surface and interface science, and Photoemission spectroscopy.

Education: Ph.D in Physics


  • Narayana Thota, Mukesh Kumar, Manoj Vishwakarma and B.R.Mehta Structural, Electronic and Optical properties of Cu2SnS3 photo absorber thin films: a combined experimental and computational study Thin Solid Films 677(2019) 62-67
  • Narayana Thota, Gurubhakar, G.H.Chandra, Y.P.V.Subbaiah, B.R.Mehta, Growth and properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films prepared by multiple metallic layer stacks as function of sulfurization time Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 28 (2017) 11702-11711
  • Narayana Thota, M. Gurubhakar, M.A.Sunil, P. Prathap, Y.P.V.Subbaiah, A.Tiwari Effect of metal layer stacking order on the growth of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films  Applied Surface Science 396 (2017) 644-651
  • Narayana Thota, P. Venkata Subbaiah, P. Prathap and G. Hema Chandra Two step growth mechanism of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films Physica B: Condensed Matter 449 (2014) 255-260
  • Narayana Thota, Y.P.V. Subbaiah, P. Prathap and K.T. Ramakrishna Reddy Influence of sulfurization temperature on physical properties of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 5 (2013) 031606