Topologically protected interface phonons in two-dimensional nanomaterials: hexagonal boron nitride and silicon carbide.

  title={Topologically protected interface phonons in two-dimensional nanomaterials: hexagonal boron nitride and silicon carbide.},
  author={Jin-Wu Jiang and Bingshen Wang and Harold S Park},
  volume={10 29},
We perform both lattice dynamics analysis and molecular dynamics simulations to demonstrate the existence of topologically protected phonon modes in two-dimensional, monolayer hexagonal boron nitride and silicon carbide sheets. The topological phonon modes are found to be localized at an in-plane interface that divides these systems into two regions of distinct valley Chern numbers. The dispersion of this topological phonon mode crosses over the frequency gap, which is opened through analogy… 

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