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Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Journal Club

Talk Details

Title Topological insulators from the point of view of the Dirac equation II
Speaker Sambuddha Sanyal
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2011
Time 14:30
Venue A 304


I will present a general description of topological insulators from the point of view of the Dirac equation. From the calculation of Z2 indices and solutions of bound states near the boundary I will show that a modified version of the Dirac equation can provide a description of a large family of topological insulators. If time permits I will also discuss some minimal lattice models for topological insulators.

Reference: Shun-Qing Shen, Wen-Yu Shan, Hai-Zhou Lu, arXiv:1009.5502v1 (2010)