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Prof. dr. L.P. Kouwenhoven, Kavli Institute of NanoScience, Delft, The Netherlands : Majorana fermions in semiconductor nanowires

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20 September 2012 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. dr. Leo Kouwenhoven
Affiliation: Kavli Institute of NanoScience, Delft, The Netherlands
Title: Majorana fermions in semiconductor nanowires
Date: 20-09-2012
Start: 16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080
Host: Caspar van der Wal

Abstract

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

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