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Majorana Fermions in Topological Insulators

  • Shun-Qing ShenEmail author
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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 187)

Abstract

A Majorana fermion is a particle that is its own antiparticle. This type of particle can appear as an end state in a one-dimensional topological superconductor or as a bound state induced by a half quantized vortex in a two-dimensional topological superconductor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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