Crystalline symmetry in topological materials

by Dr. Raquel Queiroz

Weizmann Institute Of Science
at Condensed Matter Seminar

Mon, 16 Dec 2019, 11:30
Sacta-Rashi Building for Physics (54), room 207


In this talk I will show how we can extract information encoded in the crystalline symmetry representations of solid state systems in order to understand how topological bands can be formed. In particular I will show in two examples how we can explore the sub- and super-group structures of symmetry representations to characterize and engineer topological phases. First, we will understand the unreasonable prevalence of topological phenomena in bismuth and related compounds; and second we will see how spatial defects can make a topologically trivial system host novel embedded topological phases. General consequences and extensions of this approach will be discussed.

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