If you just started looking into Majorana bound states, you may already know how and when these states can occur in superconductors. However, you might wonder how you can actually measure whether you have succeeded in creating those states!
In this video, Michael Wimmer will explain how Andreev reflection in superconductors helps us to measure Majorana bound states. Furthermore, Michael discusses a few experimental papers that show significant progress in this field. Did you, for example, know that Majoranas only appear at a finite magnetic field? Find out more in the video!
- Superconductors (e.g., Cooper pairs, energy gap)
- Majorana bound states, symmetry protection
Update: The Quantized Majorana Conductance (2018) paper that Michael mentions at the end of the video has been retracted and the authors have published a new paper with a different interpretation of the results.
Can you name what ingredients are required in order to have Majorana zero modes?
Take a look at the actual publications of the work presented in this video: