Topology in Condensed Matter

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d-wave
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Topology in Condensed Matter

Postby d-wave » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:48 pm

Hello everyone,
I am an experimental physicist working in Condensed Matter.
In the very last years the branch of topology connected to Condensed Matter Physics has become very sparkling and fruitful.
Any suggestions about a good book at an introductory level or even a more complicated one?

Thank u in advance

King Vitamin
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Re: Topology in Condensed Matter

Postby King Vitamin » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:25 pm

I've heard good things about Xiao-Gang Wen's textbook Quantum Field Theory of Many-Body Systems, which I notice has a whole chapter on "Topological and Quantum Order." However, topics such as topological insulators have existed for such a short amount of time that it might be hard to find books. I'd recommend trying to find good course notes that professors might have on their websites.

In regards to topological insulators especially, this review article is great: http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.3895




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