Interplay between spin-orbit coupling and crystal-field effect in topological insulators.

@article{Lee2015InterplayBS,
  title={Interplay between spin-orbit coupling and crystal-field effect in topological insulators.},
  author={Hyungjun Lee and Oleg V Yazyev},
  journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 28},
  pages={285801}
}
Band inversion, one of the key signatures of time-reversal invariant topological insulators (TIs), arises mostly due to the spin-orbit (SO) coupling. Here, based on ab initio density-functional calculations, we report a theoretical investigation of the SO-driven band inversion in isostructural bismuth and antimony chalcogenide TIs from the viewpoint of its… CONTINUE READING