Topological Anderson Insulator

  • Shun-Qing ShenEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 187)


A topological Anderson insulator is a distinct type of topological insulator, which is induced by disorders. Unlike conventional topological insulators, its Fermi energy lies within a so-called mobility gap instead of in a real band gap. The robustness of the edge or surface states is protected by the mobility gap.


Anderson Insulator Topological Insulators Disorder Strength Edge States Kernel Polynomial Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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