# Formation of Majorana fermions in finite-size graphene strips

@article{Kaladzhyan2016FormationOM, title={Formation of Majorana fermions in finite-size graphene strips}, author={Vardan Kaladzhyan and Cristina Bena}, journal={arXiv: Superconductivity}, year={2016} }

We investigate the formation of Majorana fermions in finite-size graphene strips with open boundary conditions in both directions, in the presence of an in-plane magnetic field and in the proximity of a superconducting substrate. We show that for long enough strips the Majorana states can form in the presence of a Rashba-like spin-orbit coupling, as well as in the presence of an inhomogeneous magnetic field. We find that, unlike infinite graphene ribbons in which Majorana states arise solely…

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