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Interacting topological mirror excitonic insulator in one dimension

TitleInteracting topological mirror excitonic insulator in one dimension
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsL-H. Hu, R-X. Zhang, F-C. Zhang, and C. Wu
JournalPhys. Rev. B
Volume102
Date Publisheddec
ISSN2469-9950
Abstract

We introduce the topological mirror excitonic insulator as a new type of interacting topological crystalline phase in one dimension. Its mirror-symmetry-protected topological properties are driven by exciton physics, and it manifests in the quantized bulk polarization and half-charge modes on the boundary. And the bosonization analysis is performed to demonstrate its robustness against strong correlation effects in one dimension. Besides, we also show that Rashba nanowires and Dirac semimetal nanowires could provide ideal experimental platforms to realize this new topological mirror excitonic insulating state. Its experimental consequences, such as quantized tunneling conductance in the tunneling measurement, are also discussed.

DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.102.235115