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Research Thesis Topic

Development of High-performance Topological Insulators for high speed chips


Topic ID
250

Thesis Topic/Title
Development of High-performance Topological Insulators for high speed chips

Description


Topological Insulators (TIs) are a class of quantum materials that exhibit topological surface states. These materials are usually small band gap semiconductors where the bulk of the material is insulating, but they exhibit special surface states that are conducting and topologically protected. The materials are usually made of heavy atoms that give rise to strong spin-orbit coupling and this leads to the formation of surface states that are not destroyed by scattering or impurities. TIs are proving to be ideal materials for study in condensed matter physics, as the physics of these materials is novel and they offer huge scope for developing new theories and for the discovery of new materials.

In this proposal, we describe the methodology to be adopted to obtain high quality materials, for the different experiments proposed. We propose to synthesize a range of materials, some of which are already known to be Topological Insulators and other new materials such as Dirac semimetals and Wyles semimetals.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials

Field of Research
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
18/01/2017

Application Close Date
18/01/2019

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

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