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

SpeakerProf. Matthew Gilbert (Electrical & Computer Engineering, Illinois)
Date Apr 1, 2013
Time 12:00 pm  
Location 190 ESB
Sponsor Dept. of Physics
Contact Becky McDuffee
Phone 217-244-4268
Event type Seminar/Symposium
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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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