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Frontiers of Physics

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Frontiers of Physics  2017, Vol. 12 Issue (3): 127202    DOI: 10.1007/s11467-016-0630-1
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Topological nodal line semimetals predicted from first-principles calculations
Rui Yu1(),Zhong Fang2,3,Xi Dai2,3,Hongming Weng2,3()
1. School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2. Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
3. Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing 100190, China
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Topological semimetals are newly discovered states of quantum matter, which have extended the concept of topological states from insulators to metals and attracted great research interest in recent years. In general, there are three kinds of topological semimetals, namely Dirac semimetals, Weyl semimetals, and nodal line semimetals. Nodal line semimetals can be considered as precursor states for other topological states. For example, starting from such nodal line states, the nodal line structure might evolve into Weyl points, convert into Dirac points, or become a topological insulator by introducing the spin–orbit coupling (SOC) or mass term. In this review paper, we introduce theoretical materials that show the nodal line semimetal state, including the all-carbon Mackay–Terrones crystal (MTC), anti-perovskite Cu3PdN, pressed black phosphorus, and the CaP3 family of materials, and we present the design principles for obtaining such novel states of matter.

Key wordstopological states    topological semimetals    nodal line semimetal
收稿日期: 2016-10-08      出版日期: 2016-11-14
. [J]. Frontiers of Physics, 2017, 12(3): 127202.
Rui Yu,Zhong Fang,Xi Dai,Hongming Weng. Topological nodal line semimetals predicted from first-principles calculations. Front. Phys. , 2017, 12(3): 127202.
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