Topological Insulators

Kotetes, Panagiotis

  • 出版商: Morgan & Claypool
  • 出版日期: 2019-04-24
  • 售價: $3,180
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 215
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 1643276549
  • ISBN-13: 9781643276540
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This book provides an introduction to topological matter with a focus on insulating bulk systems.

A number of prerequisite concepts and tools are first laid out, including the notion of symmetry transformations, the band theory of semiconductors and aspects of electronic transport. The main part of the book discusses realistic models for both time-reversal-preserving and -violating topological insulators, as well as their characteristic responses to external perturbations. Special emphasis is given to the study of the anomalous electric, thermal, and thermoelectric transport properties, the theory of orbital magnetisation, and the polar Kerr effect. The topological models studied throughout this book become unified and generalised by means of the tenfold topological-classification framework and the respective systematic construction of topological invariants. This approach is further extended to topological superconductors and topological semimetals. This book covers a wide range of topics and aims at the transparent presentation of the technical aspects involved. For this purpose, homework problems are also provided in dedicated Hands-on sections. Given its structure and the required background level of the reader, this book is particularly recommended for graduate students or researchers who are new to the field.


Dr Panagiotis Kotetes recently started as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. During 2015-2018 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute of the University of Copenhagen. Right before that, he carried out a five-year-long postdoctoral appointment at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Panagiotis completed his Diploma, Masters and PhD studies at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. His research interests and activity cover topics such as topological systems, unconventional superconductivity, exotic magnetism, and quantum computing.