Three-dimensional non-Abelian anyons: Degeneracy splitting and detection by adiabatic cooling

@article{Yamamoto2011ThreedimensionalNA,
  title={Three-dimensional non-Abelian anyons: Degeneracy splitting and detection by adiabatic cooling},
  author={Seiji Yamamoto and Michael H. Freedman and Kun Yang},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2011},
  volume={84}
}
3D non-abelian anyons have been theoretically proposed to exist in heterostructures composed of type II superconductors and topological insulators. We use realistic material parameters for a device derived from Bi$_2$Se$_3$ to quantitatively predict the temperature and magnetic field regimes where an experiment might detect the presence of these exotic states by means of a cooling effect. Within the appropriate parameter regime, an adiabatic increase of the magnetic field will result in a… Expand
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