Special Issue "Topological Quantum Materials and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 2343
Interests: topological quantum physics and materials; antiferromagnetic materials; ferromagnetism; 2D quantum materials; quantum phenomena in advanced energy materials; superconductivity and superconducting materials; spintronic devices
Topology, a mathematical concept, has recently become a popular and truly transdisciplinary topic encompassing condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry, and materials science.
Topological quantum materials are a class of compounds featuring electronic band structures, which are topologically distinct from common metals and insulators. These materials have emerged as exceptionally fertile ground for materials science research. The key ingredients for topology are certain symmetries, the inert pair effect of the outer electrons leading to inversion of the conduction and valence bands, and spin–orbit coupling.
This Special Issue of Symmetry aims to cover recent developments in these areas including, but not limited to:
- design and synthesis of topological quantum materials;
- the magnetic, transport, thermal properties of topological quantum materials and applications;
- works related to quantum theory.
The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews. Moreover, contributions should fall within the scope of the journal Symmetry.
Prof. Dr. Guixin Cao
Prof. Dr. Yuriy Dedkov
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- topological quantum physics and materials
- antiferromagnetic materials
- 2D quantum materials
- quantum phenomena in advanced energy materials
- superconductivity and superconducting materials
- spintronic devices