Topological materials

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  1. Editors: Prof. Juan Jose Palacios, Prof. Elsa Prada and Prof. Alfredo Levy Yeyati
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

"Topological materials" has become one the most active research areas in condensed matter physics in recent years. These materials deserve such a denomination because their physical properties are inherited from topology in a deep sense. Topology is a branch of mathematics which loosely translates into physics with the study of properties of objects that are invariant under smooth deformations. Topological insulators, for instance, are ordinary insulators in bulk, but display conducting states on the surface or edges that cannot be easily removed by disorder and, at the same time, present very exotic behavior.

Since the discovery of topological insulators roughly a decade ago, the field has rapidly expanded with the identification of other topological materials, such as topological superconductors and Weyl semimetals. This Thematic Series is a collection of state-of-the-art research on these materials, highlighting current progress and a perspective for the future of this exciting field.

Topics in this Thematic Series include:

  • Topological insulators and superconductors
  • Hybrid devices (quantum dots, nanowires, heterostructures)
  • Weyl semimetals
  • Topological quantum computing
  • Majorana fermions

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 12 Feb 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 520–529, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.50

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 28 Mar 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1015–1023, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.94

Non-equilibrium electron transport induced by terahertz radiation in the topological and trivial phases of Hg1−xCdxTe

  1. Alexandra V. Galeeva,
  2. Alexey I. Artamkin,
  3. Alexey S. Kazakov,
  4. Sergey N. Danilov,
  5. Sergey A. Dvoretskiy,
  6. Nikolay N. Mikhailov,
  7. Ludmila I. Ryabova and
  8. Dmitry R. Khokhlov
  • Letter
  • Published 29 Mar 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1035–1039, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.96

Thermoelectric current in topological insulator nanowires with impurities

  1. Sigurdur I. Erlingsson,
  2. Jens H. Bardarson and
  3. Andrei Manolescu
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 12 Apr 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1156–1161, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.107

Inverse proximity effect in semiconductor Majorana nanowires

  1. Alexander A. Kopasov,
  2. Ivan M. Khaymovich and
  3. Alexander S. Mel'nikov
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 16 Apr 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1184–1193, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.109

Circular dichroism of chiral Majorana states

  1. Javier Osca and
  2. Llorenç Serra
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 16 Apr 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1194–1199, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.110

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  • Published 23 Apr 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1263–1271, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.118

Andreev spectrum and supercurrents in nanowire-based SNS junctions containing Majorana bound states

  1. Jorge Cayao,
  2. Annica M. Black-Schaffer,
  3. Elsa Prada and
  4. Ramón Aguado
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 03 May 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1339–1357, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.127

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  • Published 04 May 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1358–1369, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.128

Interplay between pairing and correlations in spin-polarized bound states

  1. Szczepan Głodzik,
  2. Aksel Kobiałka,
  3. Anna Gorczyca-Goraj,
  4. Andrzej Ptok,
  5. Grzegorz Górski,
  6. Maciej M. Maśka and
  7. Tadeusz Domański
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 07 May 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1370–1380, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.129

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  • Published 11 May 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1399–1404, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.132

Robust midgap states in band-inverted junctions under electric and magnetic fields

  1. Álvaro Díaz-Fernández,
  2. Natalia del Valle and
  3. Francisco Domínguez-Adame
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 14 May 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1405–1413, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.133

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 22 May 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1512–1526, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.142

  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 22 May 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1527–1535, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.143

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  • Published 25 May 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1558–1563, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.147

Josephson effect in junctions of conventional and topological superconductors

  1. Alex Zazunov,
  2. Albert Iks,
  3. Miguel Alvarado,
  4. Alfredo Levy Yeyati and
  5. Reinhold Egger
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 06 Jun 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1659–1676, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.158

A zero-dimensional topologically nontrivial state in a superconducting quantum dot

  1. Pasquale Marra,
  2. Alessandro Braggio and
  3. Roberta Citro
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 08 Jun 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 1705–1714, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.162

Interaction-induced zero-energy pinning and quantum dot formation in Majorana nanowires

  1. Samuel D. Escribano,
  2. Alfredo Levy Yeyati and
  3. Elsa Prada
  • Full Research Paper
  • Published 15 Aug 2018

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2018, 9, 2171–2180, doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.203

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