# Introduction to topological superconductivity and Majorana fermions

@article{Leijnse2012IntroductionTT, title={Introduction to topological superconductivity and Majorana fermions}, author={Martin Leijnse and Karsten Flensberg}, journal={Semiconductor Science and Technology}, year={2012}, volume={27} }

This short review paper provides a pedagogical introduction to the rapidly growing research field of Majorana fermions in topological superconductors. We first discuss in some detail the simplest ‘toy model’ in which Majoranas appear, namely a one-dimensional tight-binding representation of a p-wave superconductor, introduced more than 10 years ago by Kitaev. We then give a general introduction to the remarkable properties of Majorana fermions in condensed matter systems, such as their…

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