Physics

A powerful guiding principle for topological quantum synthesis

Topological materials can be classified into topological insulators (TIs), topological crystalline insulators, topological Dirac semimetals, topological Weyl semimetals, topological nodal-line semimetals, and others. Such materials are attracting attention in condensed matter physics and materials science due to their intriguing physical properties and promising technological applications. For a given compound system, identification of its topological nature is generally complex, demanding specific determination of the appropriate topological invariant through detailed electronic structure and Berry curvature calculations.