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Topological Insulators and Superconductors

Presenter: Tejas Deshpande

Date(s): 1 June 2013, 2 June 2013, 9 June 2013, and 16 June 2013

Description: This paper approximately reviews the material covered in all the previous papers. It summarizes the most relevant experimental and theoretical work done on non-interacting topological insulators and topological superconductors. New material is only presented in the sections related to: interactions and quenched disorder in the QSHE edge channels, topological excitations, low-dimensional 3D topological insulators, and time-reversal invariant topological superconductors. For topological superconductors Jason Alicea's review article is much more comprehensive than this article. However, time-reversal invariant topological and superconductors are reviewed more thoroughly than Jason's paper; they are more analogous to topological insulators.

The presentation slides for this journal club meeting can be found in the PDF file here. The PDF slides are only in the reading mode; they do not contain any animations. The original PowerPoint slides with animations can be found here. The animation on slide no. 20 (out of 88) is particularly cool! If you notice any typos or scientific inaccuracies in the slides, I would be grateful if you could bring them to my attention by sending me an email.