Topological Phases in One Dimension

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


Polyacetylene was studied extensively in the 1980s. A re-examination of the Su–Schrieffer–Heeger model for polyacetylene shows that it is actually a one-dimensional topological insulator with the end states. Topological phases also exist in other one-dimensional systems.


Topological Phase Topological Insulators Topological Quantum Phase Transition Spin-orbit couplingSpin-orbit Coupling Berry Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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