"Quantum Spin Hall and Quantum Anomalous Hall States Realized in Junction Quantum Wells"

Haijun Zhang: Yong Xu, Jing Wang, Kai Chang, and Shou-Cheng Zhang; Phys. Rev. Lett., 05/27/14.

Additional Authors: Yong Xu, Jing Wang, Kai Chang, and Shou-Cheng Zhang


Both quantum spin Hall and quantum anomalous Hall states are novel states of quantum matter with promising applications. We propose junction quantum wells comprising II-VI, III-V, or IV semiconductors as a large class of new materials realizing the quantum spin Hall state. Especially, we find that the bulk band gap for the quantum spin Hall state can be as large as 0.1 eV. Furthermore, magnetic doping would induce the ferromagnetism in these junction quantum wells due to band edge singularities in the band-inversion regime and to realize the quantum anomalous Hall state.