Physics at Virginia

"Between topological strings and topological phases"

Jeffrey Teo , UVA - Department of Physics
[Host: Eugene Kolomeisky]

Topological phases in two and three dimensions can be theoretically constructed by coupled-wire models whose fundamental constituents are electronic channels along strings. On the other hand the collective topological phases support further fractionalized emergent quasi-string excitations or defects such as flux vortices. In this talk I will describe topological superconductors and Dirac (or Weyl) semimetals using coupled-wire models, and discuss the fractional behavior of emergent topological strings.

Condensed Matter Seminar
Thursday, February 2, 2017
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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