Evidence for Majorana bound states in an iron-based superconductor

@article{Wang2018EvidenceFM,
  title={Evidence for Majorana bound states in an iron-based superconductor},
  author={Dongfei Wang and Lingyuan Kong and Peng Fan and Hui Chen and Shiyu Zhu and Wenyao Liu and Lu Cao and Yujie Sun and Shixuan Du and John A. Schneeloch and Ruidan Zhong and Genda Gu and Liang Fu and Hong Ding and Hongjun Gao},
  journal={Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={362},
  pages={333 - 335}
}
An iron home for Majoranas The surface of the iron-based superconductor FeTe0.55Se0.45 has been identified as a potential topological superconductor and is expected to host exotic quasiparticles called the Majorana bound states (MBSs). Wang et al. looked for signatures of MBSs in this material by using scanning tunneling spectroscopy on the vortex cores formed by the application of a magnetic field. In addition to conventional states, they observed the characteristic zero-bias peaks associated… Expand

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