Project QuMat.1-UU-1.1A in Pillar 1

PhD student: Montserrat Navarro Espino

Project Leader: Zeila Zanolli

Co-supervisor: Cristiane de Morais Smith

Theory of topological insulators/superconductor interfaces

This subproject will focus on the atomic structure of the interface of bismuthene with a substrate and/or proximity material layers, and how strain and other proximity effects affect the topological band structure. DFT calculations will be combined with other theoretical methods (e.g. semi-empirical tight binding) to obtain realistic band structures. We will seek for tendencies to optimize the topological gap, but also take care of chemical stability.

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