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Title: Quantum anomalous Hall effect in time-reversal-symmetry breaking topological insulators

Abstract

The quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE), the last member of Hall family, was predicted to reflect quantized Hall conductivity $${{\sigma}_{yx}}=\frac{{{e}^{2}}}{h}$$ without any external magnetic field. The QAHE shares a similar physical phenomenon with the integer quantum Hall effect (QHE), whereas its physical origin relies on the intrinsic topological inverted band structure and ferromagnetism. Since the QAHE does not require external energy input in the form of magnetic field, it is believed that this effect has unique potential for applications in future electronic devices with low-power consumption. More recently, the QAHE has been experimentally observed in thin films of the time-reversal symmetry breaking ferromagnetic (FM) topological insulators (TI), Cr- and V- doped (Bi,Sb)2Te3. Here, we review the history of TI based QAHE, the route to the experimental observation of the QAHE in the above two systems, the current status of the research of the QAHE, and finally the prospects for future studies.

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  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1388387
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 12; Related Information: S3TEC partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead); Boston College; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Journal ID: ISSN 0953-8984
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

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Chang, Cui-Zu, and Li, Mingda. Quantum anomalous Hall effect in time-reversal-symmetry breaking topological insulators. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/28/12/123002.
Chang, Cui-Zu, & Li, Mingda. Quantum anomalous Hall effect in time-reversal-symmetry breaking topological insulators. United States. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/28/12/123002.
Chang, Cui-Zu, and Li, Mingda. Fri . "Quantum anomalous Hall effect in time-reversal-symmetry breaking topological insulators". United States. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/28/12/123002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1388387.
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title = {Quantum anomalous Hall effect in time-reversal-symmetry breaking topological insulators},
author = {Chang, Cui-Zu and Li, Mingda},
abstractNote = {The quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE), the last member of Hall family, was predicted to reflect quantized Hall conductivity ${{\sigma}_{yx}}=\frac{{{e}^{2}}}{h}$ without any external magnetic field. The QAHE shares a similar physical phenomenon with the integer quantum Hall effect (QHE), whereas its physical origin relies on the intrinsic topological inverted band structure and ferromagnetism. Since the QAHE does not require external energy input in the form of magnetic field, it is believed that this effect has unique potential for applications in future electronic devices with low-power consumption. More recently, the QAHE has been experimentally observed in thin films of the time-reversal symmetry breaking ferromagnetic (FM) topological insulators (TI), Cr- and V- doped (Bi,Sb)2Te3. Here, we review the history of TI based QAHE, the route to the experimental observation of the QAHE in the above two systems, the current status of the research of the QAHE, and finally the prospects for future studies.},
doi = {10.1088/0953-8984/28/12/123002},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter},
issn = {0953-8984},
number = 12,
volume = 28,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}

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