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Vortragender: Martin Leijnse Raum: Seminar Room IV, O1.111 Gastgeber: Angel Rubio

Making Majoranas talk to charge

CFEL Theory Seminar
In this talk, I will first give an introduction to Majorana bound states (MBS), zero-energy modes predicted to appear in exotic spin-polarized p-wave superconductors. MBS satisfy non-Abelian statistics and, in addition, encode quantum information in a topologically protected manner, which makes them highly interesting for quantum computation applications. The required p-wave superconductivity seems to be hard to find in nature, but recent theoretical works have shown that it can instead be artificially engineered, for example in a semiconductor nanowire with strong spin-orbit coupling which is covered by a superconductor and exposed to a magnetic field. I will also discuss the recent experimental progress towards creating and detecting MBS. [mehr]
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