P1 Topological superconducting phases and Majorana fermions

Ph.D. students in charge: Alexandra Junck (PhD finished 04/2015), Falko Pientka (PhD finished 2014)

Additional support: Thomas Kiendl

International Partner: Gil Refael, California Institute for Technology (Caltec)



N.H. Lindner, G. Refael, F. von Oppen, Lighting up topological insulators: large surface photocurrents from magnetic superlattices, arXiv:1403.0010


M. A. Werner, A. Brataas, F. von Oppen, G. Zaránd, Anderson Localization and Quantum Hall Effect: Numerical Observation of Two Parameter Scaling, Phys. Rev. B 91, 125418 (2015), open access version: arXiv:1410.3839

M. Ruby, F. Pientka, Y. Peng, F. Oppen, B. W. Heinrich, K. J. Franke, Tunneling processes into localized subgap states in superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 087001 (2015), open access version: arXiv:1502.05048

T. Karzig, F. Pientka, G. Refael, F. von Oppen, Shortcuts to nonabelian braiding, Phys. Rev. B 91, 201102(R) (2015), open access version: arXiv:1501.02811

A. Haim, E. Berg, F. von Oppen, Y. Oreg, Signatures of Majorana Zero Modes in Spin-Resolved Current Correlations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 166406 (2015), open access version: arXiv:1411.0673

T. Karzig, A. Rahmani, Felix von Oppen, Gil Refael, Optimal Control of Majorana Zero ModesPhys. Rev. B 91, 201404 (2015), open access version: arXiv:1412.5603

Y. Peng, F. Pientka, L. I. Glazman, F. von Oppen, Strong localization of Majorana end states in chains of magnetic adatoms, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 106801 (2015), open access version: arXiv:1412.0151


A. Junck, G. Refael, F. von Oppen, Current amplification and relaxation in Dirac systems, Phys. Rev. B 90, 245110 (2014), open access version: arXiv:1312.6084

F. Pientka, L.I. Glazman, F. von Oppen, Unconventional topological phase transitions in helical Shiba chains, Phys. Rev. B 89, 180505(R) (2014), open access version: arXiv:1312.5723

A. Benyamini, A. Hamo, S. Viola Kusminskiy, F. von Oppen, S. Ilani, Real-space tailoring of the electron–phonon coupling in ultraclean nanotube mechanical resonators, Nature Physics 10, 151 (2014), arXiv:1304.2779


T. Karzig, G. Refael, F. von Oppen, Boosting Majorana zero modes, Phys. Rev. X 3, 041017 (2013) [open access]

F. Pientka, L. Jiang, D. Pekker, J. Alicea, G. Refael, Y. Oreg, F. von Oppen, Magneto-Josephson effects and Majorana bound states in quantum wires, New J. Phys. 15, 115001 (2013) [open access]

F. Pientka, L.I. Glazman, F. von Oppen, Topological superconducting phase in helical Shiba chains, Phys. Rev. B 88, 155420 (2013), open access version: arXiv:1308.3969

A. Junck, G. Refael, F. von Oppen, Photocurrent Response of Topological Insulator Surface States, Phys. Rev. B 88, 075144 (2013), open access version: arXiv:1301.4392

A. Junck, K. W. Kim, D. L. Bergman, T. Pereg-Barnea, G. Refael, Transport through a disordered topological-metal strip, Phys. Rev. B 87, 235114 (2013), open access version: arXiv:1302.3014

F. Pientka, A. Romito, M. Duckheim, Y. Oreg, F. von Oppen, Signatures of topological phase transitions in mesoscopic superconducting rings, New. J. Phys. 15, 025001 (2013) [open access]

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