Geometrical, non-equilibrium and thermodynamic effects in topological systems

A. Quelle

Research output: ThesisDoctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)


In this thesis, I consider three separate aspects of topological phases of matter. Firstly, what happens when they are subjected to periodic driving, using the Floquet theory. Secondly, how the topological classification and the bulk-boundary correspondence depends on the system geometry. Thirdly, what the thermodynamic properties of topological materials are. Here, special interest is taken in terms scaling with system surface due to the topological edge states.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Utrecht University
  • de Morais Smith, Cristiane, Primary supervisor
  • Caux, J.-S., Supervisor, External person
Award date5 Sept 2017
Print ISBNs978-94-028-0726-4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2017


  • topological insulators
  • thermodynamics
  • Floquet theory
  • differential geometry


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