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ICMT Seminar: "Measuring Majoranas in 1D superconducting wires"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Dept. of Physics
Location
190 ESB
Date
Oct 28, 2013   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Prof. Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota
Originating Calendar
Physics - Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Recently, there has been a considerable push to construct systems which have excitations known as Majorana zero modes.  One promising route to achieve this is in 1D superconducting wires with strong spin-orbit coupling.  Candidate systems have been constructed by several groups, and measurements of the zero-bias conductance peaks are largely consistent with theoretical expectations for systems harbouring such excitations.  However, experimental probes sensitive to the distinctive correlations of these Majorana particles are highly desirable.  I will discuss two proposals for such experiments.

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