Effects of disorder on a two-dimensional Z2 topological insulator are studied numerically. We propose and study the phase diagram of a variant of Bernevig-Hughes-Zhang model, which takes account of the sz non-conserving spin-orbit coupling. Using scaling analyses, we determine the phase boundary and the critical exponent characterizing the transition between metallic and the topologically insulating phases.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Issue number||PART 4|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Jan 1|
|Event||26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, LT 2011 - Beijing, China|
Duration: 2011 Aug 10 → 2011 Aug 17
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)