New directions in the pursuit of Majorana fermions in solid state systems.

  title={New directions in the pursuit of Majorana fermions in solid state systems.},
  author={J. Alicea},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={75 7},
  • J. Alicea
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
  • The 1937 theoretical discovery of Majorana fermions-whose defining property is that they are their own anti-particles-has since impacted diverse problems ranging from neutrino physics and dark matter searches to the fractional quantum Hall effect and superconductivity. Despite this long history the unambiguous observation of Majorana fermions nevertheless remains an outstanding goal. This review paper highlights recent advances in the condensed matter search for Majorana that have led many in… CONTINUE READING
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