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Topological insulators

Crystalline protection

Nature Materials volume 11, pages 10031004 (2012) | Download Citation

The surface properties of topological insulators are protected by time-reversal symmetry. Now, the finding of a topological crystalline insulator with metallic boundary states protected by lattice symmetries promises novel functionality.

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  1. Gregory A. Fiete is in the Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA

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