Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education
Volume 27 Issue 12 December 2022 pp 2139-2151 General Article
Exploring Ideas in Topological Quantum Phenomena: A Journey Through the SSH Model. 3
Anantha Hegde Adarsh Kumar, Adhip Agarwala Bhaskaran Muralidharan
Geared as an invitation for undergraduates, beginning graduatestudents, we present a pedagogical introduction to one- dimensionaltopological phases—in particular, the Su–Schrieffer–Heegermodel. In the process, we delve upon ideas of entanglementusing the correlator method and the von-Neumann density matrix method,geometric phase, polarization, transport signaturesand the role of electron-electron interactions. Through hands onnumerical experiments, whose codes are shared, we try todrive home the message why a program of simulating quantumelectronics with topological toy models is the storehouse fordiscovering fantastic physics ideas.
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