We introduce a class of superconductors (SCs) in two spatial dimensions with time-reversal symmetry and reflection (i.e., mirror) symmetry. In the absence of interactions, topological classes of these SCs are distinguished by an integer-valued (Z) topological invariant. When interactions are included, we show that the topological classification is modified to Z8. This clearly demonstrates that interactions can have a qualitative effect on topological classifications of gapped states of matter in more than one dimension.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Aug 12 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics