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By János K. Asbóth,László Oroszlány,András Pályi Pályi

This course-based primer presents rookies to the sector with a concise creation to a few of the middle issues within the rising box of topological insulators.

the purpose is to supply a simple knowing of facet states, bulk topological invariants, and of the bulk--boundary correspondence with as easy mathematical instruments as possible. 

the current technique makes use of noninteracting lattice types of topological insulators, development steadily on those to reach from the best one-dimensional case (the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger version for polyacetylene) to two-dimensional time-reversal invariant topological insulators (the Bernevig-Hughes-Zhang version for HgTe). In every one case the dialogue of easy toy versions is through the formula of the overall arguments relating to topological insulators.

the one prerequisite for the reader is a operating wisdom in quantum mechanics, the correct good kingdom physics heritage is supplied as a part of this self-contained textual content, that's complemented by means of end-of-chapter problems.

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