Z_{4} parafermions in Weakly Interacting Superconducting Constrictions at the Helical Edge of Quantum Spin Hall Insulators.

  title={Z\_\{4\} parafermions in Weakly Interacting Superconducting Constrictions at the Helical Edge of Quantum Spin Hall Insulators.},
  author={Christoph Fleckenstein and Niccol{\`o} Traverso Ziani and Bjorn Trauzettel},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={122 6},
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