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Topolectrics Report Summary

Project ID: 336012
Funded under: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Country: Germany

Mid-Term Report Summary - TOPOLECTRICS (Emergence of Topological Phases from Electronic Interactions)

In view of the research program that had been granted by the ERC, our ERC starting grant research team has initialised and expanded several direction of research outlined in the proposal. As is also evident from more than 30 peer-reviewed publications since the beginning of the funding period, our team managed to make and communicate significant scientific progress in different subfields of correlated electron systems. This includes the areas of frustrated magnetism, topological superconductivity, topological insulators, and fractional quantum Hall effect. Methodologically, we have made significant steps forward towards a systematic top-down description of electron systems to give rise to topological quantum states of matter at lower energies. As work in progress, we are currently more strongly connecting our theoretical predictions with experimental investigations, which puts the TOPOLECTRICS project on a broader ground regarding impact, visibility, and relevance. This, along with further new directions in theory, will fully unfold in the second half of the funding period.

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