Mar 6

Frazier Mork's Comps Talk

Join Frazier as he gives his comps talk on topolog insultors.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
3:10 – 4:10 pm / Olin 141

Topological Insulators

Topological insulators are an exciting new class of materials with novel electronic properties—charge carriers in these materials have correlated momenta and spin. They also have a band structure similar to graphene, another promising new material. In order to understand the unique electronic states that make topological insulators so remarkable, we will discuss the Hall effect and its various quantum and spin variants to develop our knowledge of the underlying physics. With that toolbox in hand, we will be able to address the reasons why these materials exhibit such exciting properties. Then, we will discuss ways in which topological insulators could be used in next-generation computing technologies, like quantum computing or spintronics.

Sponsored by Physics and Astronomy. Contact: Trenne Fields, x4383