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Topological Quantum Chemistry

  • ETH Zurich, HPV G4 Robert-Gnehm-Weg 15 Zürich, ZH, 8049 Switzerland (map)

Bogdan A. Bernevig

Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, USA

We propose an electronic band theory that highlights the link between topology and local chemical bonding, and combines this with the conventional band theory of electrons. Topological Quantum Chemistry is a description of the universal global properties of all possible band structures and materials, comprised of a graph theoretical description of momentum space and a dual group theoretical description in real space.