Majorana fermions in a tunable semiconductor device

  title={Majorana fermions in a tunable semiconductor device},
  author={Jason Alicea},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  • J. Alicea
  • Published 10 December 2009
  • Physics
  • Physical Review B
The experimental realization of Majorana fermions presents an important problem due to their non-Abelian nature and potential exploitation for topological quantum computation. Very recently Sau et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040502 (2010)] demonstrated that a topological superconducting phase supporting Majorana fermions can be realized using surprisingly conventional building blocks: a semiconductor quantum well coupled to an s-wave superconductor and a ferromagnetic insulator. Here we propose… 

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