Topological superconductors: a review.

  title={Topological superconductors: a review.},
  author={Masatoshi Sato and Yoichi Ando},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={80 7},
  • Masatoshi Sato, Y. Ando
  • Published 11 August 2016
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society
This review elaborates pedagogically on the fundamental concept, basic theory, expected properties, and materials realizations of topological superconductors. The relation between topological superconductivity and Majorana fermions are explained, and the difference between dispersive Majorana fermions and a localized Majorana zero mode is emphasized. A variety of routes to topological superconductivity are explained with an emphasis on the roles of spin-orbit coupling. Present experimental… Expand

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