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

Speaker

Prof. Fiona Burnell, University of Minnesota

Date Oct 28, 2013
Time 12:00 pm  
Location

190 ESB

Sponsor

Dept. of Physics

Contact

Becky McDuffee

Phone 217-244-4268
Event type ICMT Seminar
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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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