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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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