Majorana fermions and a topological phase transition in semiconductor-superconductor heterostructures.

@article{Lutchyn2010MajoranaFA,
  title={Majorana fermions and a topological phase transition in semiconductor-superconductor heterostructures.},
  author={R. Lutchyn and J. Sau and S. Das Sarma},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 7},
  pages={
          077001
        }
}
  • R. Lutchyn, J. Sau, S. Das Sarma
  • Published 2010
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • We propose and analyze theoretically an experimental setup for detecting the elusive Majorana particle in semiconductor-superconductor heterostructures. The experimental system consists of one-dimensional semiconductor wire with strong spin-orbit Rashba interaction embedded into a superconducting quantum interference device. We show that the energy spectra of the Andreev bound states at the junction are qualitatively different in topologically trivial (i.e., not containing any Majorana) and… CONTINUE READING
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