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Dr. Sourabh Barua
Department of Physics, Central University Punjab Bathinda
Dr. Sourabh Barua


Teaching Experience
more than 4 years 
Research Experience
more than 14 years 
Administrative Experience
4 years
Any Other Experience


Research Area


Research Interests

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Topological Insulators, Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Single Crystal Growth, Low temperature electrical and magnetotransport, Shubnikov-de Haas Oscillations, Electron beam Lithography, Chemical Vapour Deposition, Magnetic measurements, Instrument Interfacing and Data Acquisition, 

Research Grants/Projects

Electrical and magnetotransport studies of nano-devices of few/mono-layer transition metal dichalcogenides

Professional Recognition/Awards/Scholarships


  1. Arduino based temperature-controlled sample holder using a power transistor and its application to measure the band gap of a silicon p-n diode, Swarnava Mitra, Aditya Mishra, Sourabh Barua, European Journal of Physics, 43, 1, 015804, 2021.
  2. Proximity-induced ferromagnetism and chemical reactivity in few layers VSe2 heterostructures, G Vinai, C Bigi, Akhil Rajan, Matthew David Watson, TL Lee, Federico Mazzola, S Modesti, Sourabh Barua, M Ciomaga Hatnean, G Balakrishnan, PDC King, P Torelli, G Rossi, G Panaccione, Physical Review B, 101, 035404, 2020.
  3. Growth and characterization of two-dimensional crystals for communication and energy applications, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Sourabh Barua, Progress in Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials, 65, 4, 100465, 2019.
  4. Electronic Structure and Enhanced Charge-Density Wave Order of Monolayer VSe2, Jiagui Feng, Deepnarayan Biswas, Akhil Rajan, Matthew D Watson, Federico Mazzola, Oliver J Clark, Kaycee Underwood, Igor Markovic, Martin McLaren, Andrew Hunter, David M Burn, Liam B Duffy, Sourabh Barua, Geetha Balakrishnan, François Bertran, Patrick Le Fevre, Timur K Kim, Gerrit van der Laan, Thorsten Hesjedal, Peter Wahl, Phil DC King, Nano letters, 18, 7, 4493-4499, 2018.
  5. Signatures of the Kondo effect in VSe2, Sourabh Barua, M Ciomaga Hatnean, MR Lees, G Balakrishnan, Scientific Reports, 7, 1, 10964, 2017.
  6. Robust quantum oscillations with non-zero Berry phase in Bi2Te3, Sourabh Barua, K P Rajeev, Solid State Communications, 248, 68-76, 2016.
  7. Evidence for topological surface states in metallic single crystals of Bi2Te3, Sourabh Barua, K P Rajeev, Anjan K Gupta, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 27, 1, 015601, 2014.
  8. Status of surface conduction in topological insulators, Sourabh Barua, KP Rajeev, AIP Advances 4, 1, 017135, 2014.
  9. Thickness dependence of electrical transport: A test for surface conduction in topological insulators, Sourabh Barua, K P Rajeev, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1583, 1, 178-181, 2014.
  10. Observation of Coulomb blockade and Coulomb staircase in a lateral metal nanostructure, Sourabh Barua, Rohan Poojary, KP Rajeev, AIP Conference Proceedings 1512, 1, 316-317, 2013.


Book Chapters
  1. Theoretical Consideration of Two-Dimensional Materials in Energy Applications”, Harsha Rajagopalan, Sumit Dutta, Sourabh Barua, Pawan Kumar Dubey, Jyotsna Chaturvedi, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi in Handbook of 2D Nanomaterials for Energy Applications (Vol 1 and 2), Taylor and Francis, CRC Press. (To be published)


Conference/ Workshops/Seminars Attended
University Level


Conference/ Workshops/Seminars Organised
University Level
National Level
International Level


Patent Filed/ Published