# Robustness of Majorana bound states in the short-junction limit

@article{Sticlet2017RobustnessOM, title={Robustness of Majorana bound states in the short-junction limit}, author={Doru Sticlet and Bas Nijholt and A. Akhmerov}, journal={Physical Review B}, year={2017}, volume={95}, pages={115421} }

We study the effects of strong coupling between a superconductor and a semiconductor nanowire on the creation of the Majorana bound states, when the quasiparticle dwell time in the normal part of the nanowire is much shorter than the inverse superconducting gap. This "short-junction" limit is relevant for the recent experiments using the epitaxially grown aluminum characterized by a transparent interface with the semiconductor and a small superconducting gap. We find that the small…

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