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Topological Insulators Quantum Mechanics

  title={Topological Insulators Quantum Mechanics},
  author={J. Gamboa and Fernando Mendez},
Topological insulators in three dimensions are studied as a problem of supersymmetric quantum mechanics. The spin-orbit coupling is induced as a consequence of the supersymmetrization procedure and we show that it is equivalent to the appearance of a SU(2) connection. The procedure presented in this letter is general and valid for any three-dimensional quantum system. The approach allows –in principle– to study a wide range of topological insulators as standard quantum mechanical problems. As…