Corner excitations in the 2D triangle-shaped topological insulator with chiral superconductivity on the triangular lattice

Fedoseev, A. D. Journal Of Physics-condensed Matter. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Volume 32, Number 40.

The 2D triangle-shaped C 3-symmetric topological insulator with the chiral superconducting coupling on the triangular lattice is investigated. While such a system cannot provide the topologically protected corner excitations, we report the presence of the nontopological corner excitations with energy value to lie in the first-order edge spectrum gap. Though these excitations are not topologically protected, they appear for a rather wide range of the parameters values and are robust against the boundary defects and weak disorder. We reveal the presence of the Majorana corner states, which appear along the line in the parameter space.