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Topological insulators

Engineered heterostructures

The combination of topological properties and magnetic order can lead to new quantum states and exotic physical phenomena. In particular, the coupling between topological insulators and antiferromagnets enables magnetic and electronic structural engineering.

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Figure 1: Topological surface states in a topological insulator and quantum anomalous Hall effect.
Figure 2: Magnetic topological insulators coupled through an antiferromagnetic layer.


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Hesjedal, T., Chen, Y. Engineered heterostructures. Nature Mater 16, 3–4 (2017).

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