Sonic valley-Chern insulators

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dc.contributor.author Gao, Penglin
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Zhiwang
dc.contributor.author Christensen, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-11T11:05:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-11T11:05:49Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Physical Review B, (2020), 101(2), 020301(R), pp.: 1-6.
dc.identifier.issn 1098-0121
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31578
dc.description.abstract Topological phases of matter, sound, light, and vibrations have enabled brand new routes to direct and control signals at high fidelity. Chern insulators are known for outcompeting other reciprocal systems in terms of their robustness against crystal imperfections and defects. For sound waves we present the combination of a Chern insulator and a valley-Hall-based configuration and explore novel valley-Chern phases that enable both nonreciprocal band inversion processes and bandwidth broadening of valley-polarized one-way interface states. Interestingly, we find that a valley-Chern system made of two adjacent insulators of which one only breaks the time-reversal symmetry, enables entirely robust waveguiding appearing quantitatively equivalent to the classical Chern insulator. Beyond the rich physics presented, we foresee that our findings may stimulate new research in terms of acoustic waveguiding and control.
dc.description.sponsorship J.C. acknowledges support from the European Research Council (ERC) through the Starting Grant No. 714577 PHONOMETA and from the MINECO through a Ramón y Cajal grant (Grant No. RYC-2015-17156). Z.Z. acknowledges support from the China Scholarship Council.
dc.format.extent 6
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Physical Society
dc.rights ©2020 American Physical Society.
dc.subject.other Acoustics
dc.subject.other Chem insulators
dc.subject.other Metamaterials
dc.subject.other Topological Insulators
dc.title Sonic valley-Chern insulators
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Física
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.101.020301
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/714577/PHONOMETA
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RYC2015-17156
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2, 020301(R)
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 6
dc.identifier.publicationtitle PHYSICAL REVIEW B
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 101
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000025502
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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