Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
From the quantum Hall effect to topological insulators: A theoretical overview of recent fundamental developments in condensed matter physics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this overview I describe the simplest models for the quantum Hall and quantum spin Hall effects, and give some general indications as to the description of topological insulators. As a background to the theoretical models I will first trace the development leading up to the description of topological insulators . Then I will present Laughlin's original model for the quantum Hall effect and briefly discuss its limitations. After that I will describe the Kane and Mele model for the quantum spin Hall effect in graphene and discuss its relation to a general quantum spin Hall system. I will conclude by giving a conceptual description of topological insulators and mention some potential applications of such states.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 25
Series
FYSAST
Keywords [en]
quantum Hall effect, topological insulator, topological insulators, Hall effect, quantum spin Hall effect
Keywords [sv]
kvantiserade Halleffekten, topologisk isolator, topologiska isolatorer, Halleffekten, kvantiserade spin-Halleffekten
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-126860OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-126860DiVA, id: diva2:327283
Uppsok
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2010-06-30 Created: 2010-06-28 Last updated: 2010-06-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(422 kB)2556 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 422 kBChecksum SHA-512
ba16cc1c7f751c8018ee5421c6c38d2bb88278c24725eaad60481d90d74c280d88e6912b726474089d729d77d32aa42bbd0f2688e2bb3909c8250aa9c3abdc2f
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Theoretical Physics
Condensed Matter Physics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 2556 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 1381 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf