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Topological Anderson Insulators
December 4, 20154:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

Topological Anderson Insulators


Alex Kamenev (University of Minnesota)


V. Pokrovsky



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

I will discuss the role of disorder and localization in topological insulators. These systems may be described in terms of two-parameter scaling theory, similar to the one conjectured long ago for Integer Quantum Hall effect. Certain critical values of the topological number define quantum phase transition boundaries between distinct topological sectors.
At such phase transitions topological Anderson insulators become strange metals, characterized by an ultra-slow Sinai diffusion. Possible experimental consequences of these results will be discussed.

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