Machine learning prediction of stability, topological properties and band gap of topological insulators in tetradymites

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Author(s)

  • Zhongyu Wan
  • Quan-De Wang
  • Dongchang Liu
  • Jinhu Liang

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Original languageEnglish
Article number127508
Journal / PublicationPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume409
Online published10 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2021

Abstract

Quickly design of excellent TI materials is an important issue that needs to be solved urgently. This reports machine learning aided models with molecular descriptors to predict the electronic structure properties of TIs. Specifically, 18 simple and physically meaningful kinds of descriptors are defined to characterize 243 tetradymites insulators. It is shown that the artificial neural network with the 4-22-1 structure has the best external prediction performance with an RMSE value of 0.046. The RUSBoosted Trees (Accuracy = 95.8%, AUC = 0.87) and Quadratic SVM (Accuracy = 85.4%, AUC = 0.90) exhibit the best accuracy among 23 ML classification models. This work reveals that ML model in combination with descriptors can serve as an excellent strategy for fast prediction new quantum materials without time-consuming quantum mechanical studies.

Research Area(s)

  • Machine learning, Tetradymites, Topological insulators, Topological properties

Citation Format(s)

Machine learning prediction of stability, topological properties and band gap of topological insulators in tetradymites. / Wan, Zhongyu; Wang, Quan-De; Liu, Dongchang; Liang, Jinhu.

In: Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, Vol. 409, 127508, 06.09.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review