A new platform for topological quantum phenomena : Topological Insulator states in thermoelectric Heusler-related ternary compounds

  title={A new platform for topological quantum phenomena : Topological Insulator states in thermoelectric Heusler-related ternary compounds},
  author={H. Lin and L. Andrew Wray and Y. Y. Xia and Shuang Jia and Robert J. Cava and Arun Bansil and M. Zahid Hasan},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
  • H. Lin, L. Wray, +4 authors M. Hasan
  • Published 28 February 2010
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
Topological insulators (TI) realize a novel state of quantum matter that are distinguished by topological invariants of bulk band structure rather than spontaneously broken symmetries. A number of exotic quantum phenomena have been predicted to exist in multiply-connected geometries which require an enormous amount of materials flexibility. We have extended our previous search for TI materials from binary (Bi2X3 series) to the thermoelectric ternary compounds. We discover that the distorted… Expand
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