Index of Dirac operators and classification of topological insulators

@article{Ertem2017IndexOD,
  title={Index of Dirac operators and classification of topological insulators},
  author={{\"U}mit Ertem},
  journal={Journal of Physics Communications},
  year={2017},
  volume={1}
}
  • Ü. Ertem
  • Published 6 September 2017
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • Journal of Physics Communications
Real and complex Clifford bundles and Dirac operators defined on them are considered. By using the index theorems of Dirac operators, table of topological invariants is constructed from the Clifford chessboard. Through the relations between K-theory groups, Grothendieck groups and symmetric spaces, the periodic table of topological insulators and superconductors is obtained. This gives the result that the periodic table of real and complex topological phases is originated from the Clifford… 

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