Discovery of Novel Topological Materials
Via High-throughput Computational Search
Topological materials realize new states of matter characterized by the topologically non-trivial electronic structure. Since the discovery of topological insulators, their study has been fruitful for both the theoretical and the experimental side of condensed matter physics. First-principles electronic structure calculations have played a key role in the rapid development of the field by facilitating the identification of materials realizing new topological phases envisioned by theorists. Following this success, we implement a high-throughput computational search scheme to uncover novel topological materials, thus providing a new playground for the fundamental study of topological phases and their potential technological applications.