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Title
Chiral properties of topological-state loops
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Abstract
The angular momentum quantization of chiral gapless modes confined to a circularly shaped interface between two different topological phases is investigated. By examining several different setups, we show analytically that the angular momentum of the topological modes exhibits a highly chiral behavior, and can be coupled to spin and/or valley degrees of freedom, reflecting the nature of the interface states. A simple general one-dimensional model, valid for arbitrarily shaped loops, is shown to predict the corresponding energies and the magnetic moments. These loops can be viewed as building blocks for artificial magnets with tunable and highly diverse properties.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : B : condensed matter and materials physics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1998 - 2015
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2015
ISSN
1098-0121 [print]
1550-235X [online]
Volume/pages
91:24(2015), p. 1-6, 6 p.
Article Reference
245432
ISI
000356928200005
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Last edited 07.07.2017
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