A Passage to Topological Matter: Colloquium

  title={A Passage to Topological Matter: Colloquium},
  author={Kwon Park},
  journal={Journal of the Korean Physical Society},
  • Kwon Park
  • Published 1 September 2018
  • Physics
  • Journal of the Korean Physical Society
Topological matter has become one of the most important subjects in contemporary condensed matter physics. Here, I would like to provide a pedagogical review explaining some of the main ideas, which were pivotal in establishing topological matter as such an important subject. Specifically, I explain how the integer quantum Hall state played the role as a prototype for topological matter, eventually leading to the concept of topological insulator. The topological nature of the integer quantum… 
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