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The Inverse Problem for Topological Materials, towards new topologies and new functionalities in real settings

Project description

Understanding the nature of topological effects could pave the way for rational design

Topology has become a key area of research into the physics of materials, a prime example being how some insulators can conduct electricity along a single-atom layer on their surfaces. Topological materials are apparently hiding in plain sight, and a recent discovery suggests a ‘fragile’ version of topology might exist in all crystalline materials. However, little is known about the microscopic origin of topological effects. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the IPTM project is filling this gap to predict topological effects based on the contributions of quantum interactions. This could pave the way for new functionalities for future quantum technologies.

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00