Condensed Matter Seminar, Leo Kouwenhoven, " Majorana Fermions in Semiconductor Nanowires"
Majorana fermions can arise as emergent particles in specially designed nanoscale conductors. We have combined superconductors and semiconducting nanowires with strong spin-orbit interaction. At finite magnetic field we find peaks in the density-of-states at zero-bias. The properties of this zero-bias peak compare well with the predictions for Majorana bound states. Background information of this work including a recent publication can be found at kouwenhovenlab.tudelft.nl
Location: Jadwin A06
Date/Time: 04/27/12 at 1:00 pm - 04/27/12 at 3:00 pm
Category: Condensed Matter Seminar