Special Issue "Topological Crystalline Insulators: Current Progress and Prospects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2016)
Dr. Satoshi Sasaki
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
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Interests: exotic superconductors; Dirac, Weyl, and Majorana fermions in topological materials; electronic and transport properties; magnetoelectric effects; phase transition; growth of single crystals, thin films, and crystalline nanostructures of topological materials; macroscopic quantum phenomena; surface and interface; nanofabrications
The discovery of topological insulators with time-reversal symmetry has reignited interest in symmetry and topology of band structures in solid-state physics and chemistry. Interestingly, it has been theoretically demonstrated that different classes of symmetry in materials can protect relevant topological phases of matter. For example, topological superconducting phases that can harbor Majorana fermions can be protected by particle-hole symmetry.
Crystalline systems can adopt a huge variety of symmetries, including reflection (mirror) and rotation operations in point group symmetry, and symmorphic/nonsymmorphic operations in space group symmetry. Therefore, crystals have enormous potential for the existence of novel topological phases.
Topological crystalline insulators (TCIs) that exhibit these rich topological phases of matter have been attracting much interest in material research and their realization in real materials is interesting and challenging. Hence, it is worth summarizing current progress in the study of topological crystalline insulators and discussing what can be the milestones and prospects of these materials. By organizing this Special Issue, we aim to contribute to the topological community and those who will start the study in this field.
If you, as an investigator in this field, approve of our intention, we are happy to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. Under “keywords” you can find various types of work related to the study of TCIs that would qualify as topics. Please note that this list is not inclusive.
Dr. Satoshi Sasaki
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- Growth of bulk crystals, thin films, and crystalline nanostructures
- Material classifications with respect to symmetry-protected topological phases of matter in different dimensions
- Electronic band structures, electronic properties, transport properties
- Surface and interface
- Dirac fermions and/or Majorana fermions
- Crystal defects and/or impurity effects