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Graphene-like Dirac states and quantum spin Hall insulators in square-octagonal M X2 (M = Mo, W; X = S, Se, Te) isomers

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Sun,  Yan
Inorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Felser,  Claudia
Claudia Felser, Inorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Yan,  Binghai
Binghai Yan, Inorganic Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Sun, Y., Felser, C., & Yan, B. (2015). Graphene-like Dirac states and quantum spin Hall insulators in square-octagonal M X2 (M = Mo, W; X = S, Se, Te) isomers. Physical Review B, 92(16): 165421, pp. 1-5. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.92.165421.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0028-F6F1-4
Abstract
We studied the square-octagonal lattice of the transition metal dichalcogenide MX2 (with M =Mo,W; X = S, Se, and Te), as an isomer of the normal hexagonal compound of MX2. By band-structure calculations, we observe the graphene-like Dirac band structure in a rectangular lattice of MX2 with nonsymmorphic space group symmetry. Two bands with van Hove singularity points cross each at the Fermi energy, leading to two Dirac cones that locate at opposite momenta. Spin-orbit coupling can open a gap at these Dirac points, inside which gapless topological edge states exists as the quantum spin Hall (QSH) effect, the 2D topological insulator.