Spin-orbit physics and thermoelectricity in topological matter


We propose an ambitious program to harness the exotic electronic properties of three newly introduced topological systems for electrically and thermally driven device operation. Using a broad range of theoretical techniques, combining phenomenological and first principle approaches, our goal is to explore and identify physical mechanisms that have the potential to lead to the realization of low power consumption nanoelectronics and energy harvesting nanodevices. Selecting three high-potential classes of topological materials, we aim at taking advantage of their unique features in order to demonstrate their transformative ability to foster cutting-edge device concepts.


​​Principal Investigator: A. Manchon​ (KAUST). Co-PI: U. Schwingenschlogl (KAUST).