TQUID Magnetometer and Artificial Neural Circuitry Based on a Topological Kondo Insulator
Technical Report,11 Feb 2014,10 Feb 2016
University of California Irvine Irvine United States
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This program focuses on experimental and theoretical investigations of a newly discovered class of materials topological Kondo insulators that have been theoretically predicted and experimentally discovered in Samarium hexaboride. The success of the first part of the proposed research project will result in an ultrasensitive TQUID magnetometer with fT magnetic field sensitivity, rivaling that of superconducting interference device SQUID. Advantageous to cryogenic SQUID, a TQUID can potentially be constructed with room- temperature topological insulator materials. The success of the second part of the proposed research project will result in a new strategy for constructing artificial neuristor and neural network. The theoretical part of the proposed work will lead to a microscopic theory of electron interference, thermal transport and electron transport in a correlated topological surface state.