Signatures of Majorana Fermions in Hybrid Superconductor-Semiconductor Nanowire Devices

  title={Signatures of Majorana Fermions in Hybrid Superconductor-Semiconductor Nanowire Devices},
  author={V. Mourik and K. Zuo and S. Frolov and S. Plissard and E. Bakkers and L. Kouwenhoven},
  pages={1003 - 1007}
  • V. Mourik, K. Zuo, +3 authors L. Kouwenhoven
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • Majoranas Arrive When a negatively charged electron meets a positron—its positively charged antiparticle—they annihilate each other in a flash of gamma rays. A Majorana fermion, on the other hand, is a neutral particle, which is its own antiparticle. No sightings of a Majorana have been reported in the elementary particle world, but recently they have been proposed to exist in solid-state systems and suggested to be of interest as a quantum computing platform. Mourik et al. (p. 1003, published… CONTINUE READING
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