Research

The researches at RLQM are mainly in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics, including the study of various topological aspects in solid state systems, and the electronic, magnetic, transport, as well as chemical properties of novel materials. The objective is not only to deepen our understanding of the fundamental physics, but also to enable the application of such understanding for the technological development.

Current research topics:

  • Topological materials, including topological insulators, topological semimetals, and topological superconductors
  • Two-dimensional (2D) layered materials
  • Electride materials
  • Quantum transport
  • Spin pumping and spin transfer torque

Various theoretical methods are used in the research, such as symmetry/topology analysis, semi-classical approach, tight-binding modeling, Green’s function method, first-principles DFT calculations, non-equilibrium Schwinger-Keldysh technique, scattering approach, and various kinds of numerical techniques.