Topological insulators have gapless edge/surface states with novel transport properties. Among these, there are two classes of perfectly conducting channels which are free from backscattering: the edge states of two-dimensional topological insulators and the one-dimensional states localized on dislocations of certain three-dimensional topological insulators. We show how these novel states affect thermoelectric properties of the systems and discuss possibilities to improve the thermoelectric figure of merit using these materials with perfectly conducting channels.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||19th International Conference on the Application of High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics and Nanotechnology, HMF-19 - Fukuoka, Japan|
Duration: 2010 Aug 1 → 2010 Aug 6
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)