Zhi-Jun Wang Symmetry and Topology in Crystals 5/22/2019

First, I will introduce the k.p perturbation theory in solid-state physics. A standard way to construct a k.p invariant Hamiltonian will be discussed in detail. Then, I will briefly talk about the theory of topological quantum chemistry, topological classifications, and symmetry indicators. Finally, an open-source code - CheckTopologicalMat - is released at www.cryst.ehu.es/cryst/checktopologicalmat. I will show you how to use it to check the topology of any material by yourself.


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