Recent Advances in Topological Materials in 2024

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 201

Special Issue Editor

Ames National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: ultrafast spectroscopy; quantum materials; nonlinear optics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce this Special Issue on topological materials, which are newly discovered quantum phases of matter, consisting of a broad range of quantum states including topological insulators, topological semimetals, topological superconductors, topological magnets, etc. They exhibit fascinating optical and electronic properties, such as dissipationless transport, quantum anomalous Hall effect, quantum spin Hall effect, Majorana zero modes, chiral anomaly, chiral superconductivity, etc., which are highly desired for next-generation applications in disorder-tolerant quantum electronics, quantum computing with high operation temperatures, spintronics, etc. 

While topological materials research has been actively performed and great progress has been achieved, these properties are not yet fully understood. Further research and a better understanding of novel topological phenomena are essential to advance the development and application of next-generation quantum electronics and quantum information sciences based on exceptional topological functionalities.

This Special Issue aims to present the latest research advances and achievements in all aspects of topological materials, including novel methods for crystal growth and device fabrication, experimental investigations and theoretical calculations, reviews, and perspectives.

Dr. Liang Luo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • topological states of matter
  • topological effects
  • topological phase transitions
  • topological transport
  • topological electronics
  • topological quantum computing
  • topological spintronics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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