Observation of Majorana fermions in ferromagnetic atomic chains on a superconductor

  title={Observation of Majorana fermions in ferromagnetic atomic chains on a superconductor},
  author={Stevan Nadj-Perge and Ilya Drozdov and Jian Li and Hua Chen and Sangjun Jeon and Jungpil Seo and Allan H. MacDonald and Bogdan Andrei Bernevig and Ali Yazdani},
  pages={602 - 607}
A possible sighting of Majorana states Nearly 80 years ago, the Italian physicist Ettore Majorana proposed the existence of an unusual type of particle that is its own antiparticle, the so-called Majorana fermion. The search for a free Majorana fermion has so far been unsuccessful, but bound Majorana-like collective excitations may exist in certain exotic superconductors. Nadj-Perge et al. created such a topological superconductor by depositing iron atoms onto the surface of superconducting… Expand

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