The Coexistence of Superconductivity and Topological Order in the Bi2Se3 Thin Films

@article{Wang2012TheCO,
  title={The Coexistence of Superconductivity and Topological Order in the Bi2Se3 Thin Films},
  author={Meixiao Wang and Canhua Liu and Jinpeng Xu and Fang Yang and Lin Miao and Mengyu Yao and C. L. Gao and Chenyi Shen and Xucun Ma and X Chen and Zhu-An Xu and Ying Guang Liu and Shou-Cheng Zhang and Dong Qian and Jin-feng Jia and Qi-Kun Xue},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={52 - 55}
}
All Set for Majoranas When put in the proximity of a superconductor, topological insulators (TIs) are expected to support Majorana fermions, exotic particles that are their own antiparticles. For this to be realized, the interface between the TI and superconductor layers has to be atomically sharp but electronically transparent. Wang et al. (p. 52, published online 15 March) fabricated this heterostructure by growing a film of the TI material Bi2Se3 on the superconductor NbSe2 covered with a Bi… 

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