Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors

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Princeton University Press, 2013 - 247 עמודים

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. Additionally, the book covers zero modes on vortices in topological superconductors, time-reversal topological superconductors, and topological responses/field theory and topological indices. 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. Problems at the end of each chapter offer opportunities to test knowledge and engage with frontier research issues. Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors will provide graduate students and researchers with the physical understanding and mathematical tools needed to embark on research in this rapidly evolving field.


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1 Introduction
2 Berry Phase
3 Hall Conductance and Chern Numbers
4 TimeReversal Symmetry
5 Magnetic Field on the Square Lattice
The BulkEdge Correspondence
7 Graphene
8 Simple Models for the Chern Insulator
12 TimeReversal Topological Insulators with Inversion Symmetry
13 Quantum Hall Effect and Chern Insulators in Higher Dimensions
14 Dimensional Reduction of 4D Chern Insulators to 3D TimeReversal Insulators
15 Experimental Consequences of the Z2 Topological Invariant
16 Topological Superconductors in One and Two Dimensions
17 TimeReversalInvariant Topological Superconductors by Taylor L Hughes
18 Superconductivity and Magnetism in Proximity to Topological Insulator Surfaces

9 TimeReversalInvariant Topological Insulators
10 Z2 Invariants
11 Crossings in Different Dimensions

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B. Andrei Bernevig is the Eugene and Mary Wigner Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton University. Taylor L. Hughes is an assistant professor in the condensed matter theory group at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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