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|Abstract:||The ground state of translationally invariant insulators comprises bands which can assume topologically distinct structures. There are few known examples where this distinction is enforced by a point-group symmetry alone. In this paper we show that 1D and 2D insulators with the simplest point-group symmetry, inversion, have a Z(>=) classification. In 2D, we identify a relative winding number that is solely protected by inversion symmetry. By analysis of Berry phases, we show that this invariant has similarities with the first Chern class (of time-reversal breaking insulators), but is more closely analogous to the Z(2) invariant (of time-reversal invariant insulators). Implications of our work are discussed in holonomy, the geometric-phase theory of polarization, the theory of maximally localized Wannier functions, and in the entanglement spectrum.|
|Citation:||Alexandradinata, A, Dai, Xi, Bernevig, B Andrei. (2014). Wilson-loop characterization of inversion-symmetric topological insulators. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 89 (10.1103/PhysRevB.89.155114|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW B|
|Version:||Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.|
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