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Starting from the Dirac Equation

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

Abstract

The Dirac equation is the key to understanding topological insulators and superconductors. A quadratic correction to the equation makes it topologically distinct. The solution of the bound states near the boundary reflects the topology of the system’s band structure.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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