Topological Materials

Topological Materials

Topological states of matter have quantum entangled ground states characterized by topological quantum numbers rather than symmetry
breaking. Inspired by the discovery of topological insulators, I describe recent progress in finding a variety of new classes of topological materials
in semiconductors and superconductors. Potential applications in electronics and quantum computation will be briefly discussed.

Date

March 8, 2012 - 9:00am

Location

IBB 1128

Topological states of matter have quantum entangled ground states characterized by topological quantum numbers rather than symmetry
breaking. Inspired by the discovery of topological insulators, I describe recent progress in finding a variety of new classes of topological materials
in semiconductors and superconductors. Potential applications in electronics and quantum computation will be briefly discussed.