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Interacting electronic topological insulators in three dimensions



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14020123

Abstract

I will review recent progress in describing interacting electronic topological insulators/superconductors in three dimensions. The focus will be on Symmetry Protected Topological (SPT) phases of electronic systems with charge conservation and time reversal. I will argue that the well known Z2 classification of free fermion insulators with this important symmetry generalizes to a Z2^3 classification in the presence of interactions. I will describe the experimental fingerprints and other physical properties of these states. If time permits, I will describe results on the classification and properties of 3d electronic SPT states with various other physically relevant symmetries.