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Topological Superconductors

  • Laura Ortiz MartínEmail author
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Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Abstract

The idea of a fermionic particle being precisely its own antiparticle has puzzled physicists for generations. These exotic particles were hypothesised by Majorana and named after him [1]. They have been thoroughly studied in high energy physics as a possible solution to the intriguing nature of neutrinos and dark matter [2]. However, the detection of Majorana fermions remained elusive until they were introduced as quasiparticles in certain condensed matter systems. A series of experiments has claimed the observation of signatures of Majorana states [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Racah Institute of PhysicsThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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