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Topological Superconductors and Superfluids

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

Abstract

Quasiparticles in a superconductor or superfluid may have an energy gap as that for a band insulator. The quasiparticle bands can be topologically trivial or non-trivial. Topological superconductors and superfluids have topological nontrivial bands, and possess the edge states or surface states just like topological insulators. Superfluid phases in liquid helium 3 are topological ones. Spin-triplet superconductors are potential candidates for topological superconductors.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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