Topological Dirac nodal loops in nonsymmorphic hydrogenated monolayer boron

N. T. Cuong, I. Tateishi, M. Cameau, M. Niibe, N. Umezawa, B. Slater, K. Yubuta, T. Kondo, M. Ogata, S. Okada, I. Matsuda

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Abstract

The existence of a topological Dirac nodal loop is predicted for hydrogenated monolayer boron sheets with a nonsymmorphic symmetry. The three-center two-electron bonds in boron compounds restrict the electronic system to be insulating or semimetallic with a Dirac nodal loop. Two types of electronic structures are distinguished by the Z2 topological index and confirmed by first-principles total-energy calculations. The topological taxonomy, developed in this research, can be applied to other two-dimensional materials and to seek novel Dirac fermions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195412
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume101
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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