Volume 134, Number 3, May 2021
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||14 July 2021|
Quadratic Dirac point and valley topological phases in acoustic analogues of AB-stacked bilayer graphene
1 School of Physics and Optoelectronics, South China University of Technology - Guangzhou 510640, China
2 Department of Electronic Information and Physics, Changzhi University - Changzhi 046011, China
3 Key Laboratory of Artificial Micro- and Nanostructures of Ministry of Education and School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University - Wuhan 430072, China
4 Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University - Wuhan 430072, China
Received: 27 January 2021
Accepted: 2 April 2021
The concepts of Dirac point and valley have been extended to phononic crystals, inspired by the development of valleytronic materials. Usually, the valley topological phases are induced by opening the gap of the linear Dirac points. In this work, we investigate the valley topological phases by breaking the quadratic Dirac point in two-dimensional bilayer phononic crystals, as analogues of the AB-stacked bilayer graphene. The acoustic edge states exist at the zigzag boundary of a single valley phase, attributed to the integer valley Chern number. In the domain wall between two distinct valley phases, the numbers of the acoustic edge states double in both the zigzag and armchair boundaries. Our work provides a macroscopic platform to explore the intriguing properties of the bilayer graphene.
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