A Short Course on Topological Insulators (Kobo eBook)

A Short Course on Topological Insulators By János K. Asbóth, László Oroszlány, András Pályi Pályi Cover Image
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This course-based primer provides newcomers to the field with a concise introduction to some of the core topics in the emerging field of topological insulators.

The aim is to provide a basic understanding of edge states, bulk topological invariants, and of the bulk--boundary correspondence with as simple mathematical tools as possible.

The present approach uses noninteracting lattice models of topological insulators, building gradually on these to arrive from the simplest one-dimensional case (the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model for polyacetylene) to two-dimensional time-reversal invariant topological insulators (the Bernevig-Hughes-Zhang model for HgTe). In each case the discussion of simple toy models is followed by the formulation of the general arguments regarding topological insulators.

The only prerequisite for the reader is a working knowledge in quantum mechanics, the relevant solid state physics background is provided as part of this self-containedtext, which is complemented by end-of-chapter problems.

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ISBN-13: 9783319256078
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2016
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