“SmB6: topological insulator?” by Professor Zachary Fisk from UC Irvine

Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 4:00pm
Series: 
Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

 

Theory suggests that the Kondo insulator SmB6 is a possible topological insulator. Transport measurements establish the presence of a surface conducting and bulk insulating state at low temperature. These results will be presented in the context of the general physical properties of Kondo insulators and hexaborides.