Manipulating Topological Phases in Magnetic Topological Insulators

Gang Qiu, Hung Yu Yang, Su Kong Chong, Yang Cheng, Lixuan Tai, Kang L. Wang

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Abstract

Magnetic topological insulators (MTIs) are a group of materials that feature topological band structures with concurrent magnetism, which can offer new opportunities for technological advancements in various applications, such as spintronics and quantum computing. The combination of topology and magnetism introduces a rich spectrum of topological phases in MTIs, which can be controllably manipulated by tuning material parameters such as doping profiles, interfacial proximity effect, or external conditions such as pressure and electric field. In this paper, we first review the mainstream MTI material platforms where the quantum anomalous Hall effect can be achieved, along with other exotic topological phases in MTIs. We then focus on highlighting recent developments in modulating topological properties in MTI with finite-size limit, pressure, electric field, and magnetic proximity effect. The manipulation of topological phases in MTIs provides an exciting avenue for advancing both fundamental research and practical applications. As this field continues to develop, further investigations into the interplay between topology and magnetism in MTIs will undoubtedly pave the way for innovative breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of topological physics as well as practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2655
JournalNanomaterials
Volume13
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science

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