Transport Studies of the Electrical, Magnetic and Thermoelectric properties of Topological Insulator Thin Films

  • Jinsong Zhang

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  3. Jinsong Zhang
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  4. Jinsong Zhang
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  5. Jinsong Zhang
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 111-116

About this book


This book presents the transport studies of topological insulator thin films grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Through band structure engineering, the ideal topological insulators, (Bi1−xSbx)2Te3 ternary alloys, are successfully fabricated, which possess truly insulating bulk and tunable conducting surface states. Further transport measurements on these ternary alloys reveal a disentanglement between the magnetoelectric and thermoelectric properties. In magnetically doped topological insulators, the fascinating quantum anomalous Hall effect was experimentally observed for the first time. Moreover, the topology-driven magnetic quantum phase transition was Systematically controlled by varying the strength of the spin-orbital coupling. Readers will not only benefit from the description of the technique of transport measurements, but will also be inspired by the understanding of topological insulators.


(Bi1−xSbx)2Te3 Ternary Alloys Magnetic Topological Insulator Molecular Beam Epitaxy Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect Thermoelectric Effect Topological Quantum Phase Transition Topology-driven Magnetic Quantum Phase Transition Topology-driven Magnetic Quantum Phase Transition

Authors and affiliations

  • Jinsong Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49925-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49927-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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