Topological Semimetals: From Symmetry and Topology to Materials and Mechanisms

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 222

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Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, USA
Interests: topological phases and materials; interplay of symmetry and topology; transport phenom-ena; non-integrable quantum systems; eigenstate thermalization; quantum thermalization and chaos
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Dear Colleagues,

Spearheaded by Weyl semimetals, over the past decade the field of topological semimetals has established itself as a cornerstone of condensed matter physics. Grounded in the interplay between symmetry and band topology, these systems serve as a versatile platform for exotic quantum phenomena. Yet, numerous questions remain that obstruct the realization of their technological potential. As the field of topological semimetals enters its second decade, this Special Issue will feature new developments on broad aspects ranging from its roots in symmetry and topology to materials that showcase and mechanisms that drive their unconventional properties.

Dr. Pavan Hosur
Guest Editor

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  • gapless
  • weyl
  • dirac
  • semimetal
  • anomaly
  • time-reversal symmetry
  • inversion symmetry
  • topology
  • surface states

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