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ICMT Seminar: "Hunting for Majorana Fermions in 3D Topological Insulators"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Dept. of Physics
Location
190 ESB
Date
Apr 1, 2013   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Prof. Matthew Gilbert (Electrical & Computer Engineering, Illinois)
Contact
Becky McDuffee
E-Mail
mcduffbe@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-4268
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

Majorana fermions are a subject of great interest in condensed matter physics. Of the many systems predicted to harbor these elusive particles, 3D topological insulators are one of the most studied. In this talk, I will discuss some recent progress in the search for Majorana fermions in two distinct 3D topological insulator configurations: doped topological insulators and Josephson junctions on the surface. Specifically, I will discuss some of the new physics which arises in each case and their implications on the search for Majorana states.

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