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- Stanene: A good platform for topological insulator and topological superconductor
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## Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors

If you'd like to join the course officially, then please sign up in Neptun, and contact us at palyi at mail dot bme dot hu. Please send us an email also if you'd like to attend the course unofficially. First lecture: Feb 19 Monday, Slides of a talk on the same subject: pdf. Superconductors can be described by single-particle Hamiltonians Lecture notes: pdf chapter 1 was covered in the lecture. Kitaev chain as a topological insulator Lecture notes: pdf first two sections were covered in the lecture.

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Two dimensional 2D topological insulators TIs and topological superconductors TSCs have been intensively studied for recent years due to their great potential for dissipationless electron transportation and fault-tolerant quantum computing, respectively. Here we focus on stanene, the tin analogue of graphene, to give a brief review of their development as a candidate for both 2D TI and TSC. Stanene is proposed to be a TI with a large gap of 0. Experimentally, the inverted gap and edge states are observed recently, which are strong evidences for TI. In addition, stanene is also predicted to be a time reversal invariant TSC by breaking inversion symmetry, supporting helical Majorana edge modes. The layer-dependent superconductivity of stanene is recently confirmed by both transport and scanning tunneling microscopy measurements.

## Stanene: A good platform for topological insulator and topological superconductor

This graduate-level textbook is the first pedagogical synthesis of the field of topological insulators and superconductors, one of the most exciting areas of research in condensed matter physics. Presenting the latest developments, while providing all the calculations necessary for a self-contained and complete description of the discipline, it is ideal for graduate students and researchers preparing to work in this area, and it will be an essential reference both within and outside the classroom. The book begins with simple concepts such as Berry phases, Dirac fermions, Hall conductance and its link to topology, and the Hofstadter problem of lattice electrons in a magnetic field. It moves on to explain topological phases of matter such as Chern insulators, two- and three-dimensional topological insulators, and Majorana p-wave wires. The book also analyzes recent topics in condensed matter theory and concludes by surveying active subfields of research such as insulators with point-group symmetries and the stability of topological semimetals.

Email: sunkai umich. This course reviews the developments in modern condensed matter physics, as well as their connections to and impacts on other branches of physics. The course presents the physical pictures for each of the topics, along with relevant experimental and theoretical techniques. The course contains three parts: 1 Topological states of matter, including topological insulators and superconductors, fractional topological insulators, fractional and nonabelian statistics, topological field theory, 2 strongly correlated systems, including conventional and unconventional superconductors, Mott insulators, 1D Luttinger liquid and other nonFermi liquids, and 3 frustrated spin systems, including spin liquids and lattice gauge theory. Basic knowledge on quantum mechanics and statistical physics are required.

Topological insulators are new states of quantum matter which cannot be adiabatically connected to conventional insulators and semiconductors. They are characterized by a full insulating gap in the bulk and gapless edge or surface states which are protected by time-reversal symmetry. These topological materials have been theoretically predicted and experimentally observed in a variety of systems, including HgTe quantum wells, BiSb alloys, and Bi 2 Te 3 and Bi 2 Se 3 crystals.

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This graduate-level textbook is the first pedagogical synthesis of the field of topological insulators and superconductors, one of the most exciting areas of research in condensed matter physics. Presenting the latest developments, while providing all the calculations necessary for a self-contained and complete description of the discipline, it is ideal for graduate students and researchers preparing to work in this area, and it will be an essential reference both within and outside the classroom. The book begins with simple concepts such as Berry phases, Dirac fermions, Hall conductance and its link to topology, and the Hofstadter problem of lattice electrons in a magnetic field. It moves on to explain topological phases of matter such as Chern insulators, two- and three-dimensional topological insulators, and Majorana p-wave wires.

Topological insulators are electronic materials that have a bulk band gap like an ordinary insulator but have protected conducting states on their edge or surface. These states are possible due to the combination of spin-orbit interactions and time-reversal symmetry. The two-dimensional 2D topological insulator is a quantum spin Hall insulator, which is a close cousin of the integer quantum Hall state. A three-dimensional 3D topological insulator supports novel spin-polarized 2D Dirac fermions on its surface. In this Colloquium the theoretical foundation for topological insulators and superconductors is reviewed and recent experiments are described in which the signatures of topological insulators have been observed.

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Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors. B. ANDREI BERNEVIG Read Online · Download PDF. Save. Cite this Item The Berry phase [35] is the most important concept in topological band theory. However, its discovery.

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