# Signature of a pair of Majorana zero modes in superconducting gold surface states

@article{Manna2020SignatureOA, title={Signature of a pair of Majorana zero modes in superconducting gold surface states}, author={Sujit Manna and Peng Wei and Yingming Xie and Kam Tuen Law and Patrick A. Lee and Jagadeesh S. Moodera}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences}, year={2020}, volume={117}, pages={8775 - 8782} }

Significance In 1937 Ettore Majorana pointed out that unlike the standard solution of the Dirac equation which led to the electron and its antiparticle, the positron, it is possible to have a solution where the fermionic particle is its own antiparticle. While such a particle remains elusive in particle physics, a pair of localized Majorana states has been predicted to reside at the ends of a specially designed superconducting wire. These Majorana zero modes can form building blocks of qubits… Expand

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