14 May 2012 Topological insulator-based energy efficient devices
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Topological insulators (TI) have emerged as a new class of quantum materials with many novel and unusual properties. In this article, we will give a brief review of the key electronic properties of topological insulators, including the signatures for the unusual electronic transport properties of their characteristic topological surface states (TSS). We will then discuss how these novel properties and physics may be utilized for TI-based energy efficient devices, such as lowpower- consumption electronics and high performance thermo-electrics. Furthermore, going beyond conventional singleparticle, charge-based transport, to utilize coherent many-body coherent ground states such as excitonic condensates (EC), new and intriguing functionalities previously unexplored in electronic and energy devices may be realized with the potential to dramatically improve the energy efficiency.
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Yong P. Chen, Yong P. Chen, } "Topological insulator-based energy efficient devices", Proc. SPIE 8373, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV, 83730B (14 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.920513; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.920513

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