Opportunities in chemistry and materials science for topological insulators and their nanostructures

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Title:
Opportunities in chemistry and materials science for topological insulators and their nanostructures
Authors:
Kong, Desheng; Cui, Yi
Abstract:
Electrical charges on the boundaries of topological insulators favour forward motion over back-scattering at impurities, producing low-dissipation, metallic states that exist up to room temperature in ambient conditions. These states have the promise to impact a broad range of applications from electronics to the production of energy, which is one reason why topological insulators have become the rising star in condensed-matter physics. There are many challenges in the processing of these exotic materials to use the metallic states in functional devices, and they present great opportunities for the chemistry and materials science research communities. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Kong D, Cui Y (2011) Opportunities in chemistry and materials science for topological insulators and their nanostructures. Nature Chem 3: 845–849. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NCHEM.1171.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Chemistry
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-l1-001-12
Issue Date:
24-Oct-2011
DOI:
10.1038/NCHEM.1171
PubMed ID:
22024879
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1755-4330; 1755-4349
Sponsors:
We have benefited from discussions with Shou-Cheng Zhang and Zhong Wang to improve this Perspective. Our research on topological insulators is supported by the Keck Foundation and DARPA MESO project (no. N66001-11-1-4105). Y. C. acknowledges the support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (no. KUS-l1-001-12).
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dc.contributor.authorKong, Deshengen
dc.contributor.authorCui, Yien
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:52:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:52:30Zen
dc.date.issued2011-10-24en
dc.identifier.citationKong D, Cui Y (2011) Opportunities in chemistry and materials science for topological insulators and their nanostructures. Nature Chem 3: 845–849. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NCHEM.1171.en
dc.identifier.issn1755-4330en
dc.identifier.issn1755-4349en
dc.identifier.pmid22024879en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/NCHEM.1171en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599080en
dc.description.abstractElectrical charges on the boundaries of topological insulators favour forward motion over back-scattering at impurities, producing low-dissipation, metallic states that exist up to room temperature in ambient conditions. These states have the promise to impact a broad range of applications from electronics to the production of energy, which is one reason why topological insulators have become the rising star in condensed-matter physics. There are many challenges in the processing of these exotic materials to use the metallic states in functional devices, and they present great opportunities for the chemistry and materials science research communities. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe have benefited from discussions with Shou-Cheng Zhang and Zhong Wang to improve this Perspective. Our research on topological insulators is supported by the Keck Foundation and DARPA MESO project (no. N66001-11-1-4105). Y. C. acknowledges the support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (no. KUS-l1-001-12).en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titleOpportunities in chemistry and materials science for topological insulators and their nanostructuresen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNature Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionStanford University, Palo Alto, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionStanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-l1-001-12en

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