publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2012

Zero-bias peaks and splitting in an Al-InAs nanowire topological superconductor as a signature of Majorana fermions

Anindya Das; Yuval Ronen; Yonatan Most; Yuval Oreg; Moty Heiblum; Hadas Shtrikman;
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  • Published: 11 Nov 2012 Journal: NATURE PHYSICS (issn: 1745-2473, Copyright policy)
Majorana fermions are the only fermionic particles that are expected to be their own antiparticles. While elementary particles of the Majorana type were not identified yet, quasi-particles with Majorana like properties, born from interacting electrons in the solid, were predicted to exist. Here, we present thorough experimental studies, backed by numerical simulations, of a system composed of an aluminum superconductor in proximity to an indium arsenide nanowire, with the latter possessing strong spin-orbit coupling. An induced 1d topological superconductor - supporting Majorana fermions at both ends - is expected to form. We concentrate on the characteristics o...
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free text keywords: Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Superconductivity, Topology, Quantum mechanics, Zero bias, Condensed matter physics, Fermion, Aluminium, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Physics, Nanowire, MAJORANA
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