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Title: Quantized topological magnetoelectric effect of the zero-plateau quantum anomalous Hall state

The topological magnetoelectric effect in a three-dimensional topological insulator is a novel phenomenon, where an electric field induces a magnetic field in the same direction, with a universal coefficient of proportionality quantized in units of $e²/2h$. Here in this paper, we propose that the topological magnetoelectric effect can be realized in the zero-plateau quantum anomalous Hall state of magnetic topological insulators or a ferromagnet-topological insulator heterostructure. The finite-size effect is also studied numerically, where the magnetoelectric coefficient is shown to converge to a quantized value when the thickness of the topological insulator film increases. We further propose a device setup to eliminate nontopological contributions from the side surface.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Physics; SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Science (SIMES)
  2. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1327004
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB--16720
Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515; DMR-1305677; DMR-1151786
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1098-0121
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY