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TOPOLOGICAL EFFECTS

United in a monolayer

Recent experiments demonstrate that effects arising from quantum geometrical phases and band structure topology can coexist in two-dimensional materials, and can be addressed via optoelectronic experiments.

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Fig. 1: Circular photogalvanic effect in monolayers of WTe2.
Fig. 2: Crystal structure and Berry curvature.

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Holleitner, A.W., Seifert, P.B. United in a monolayer. Nature Phys 14, 879–880 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0196-7

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