Tomography of Majorana fermions with STM tips

Chevallier, Denis and Klinovaja, Jelena. (2016) Tomography of Majorana fermions with STM tips. Physical Review B, 94 (3). 035417.

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We investigate numerically the possibility to detect the spatial profile of Majorana fermions (MFs) by using STM tips that are made of either normal or superconducting material. In both cases, we are able to resolve the localization length and the oscillation period of the MF wave function. We show that the tunneling between the substrate and the tip, necessary to get the information on the wave-function oscillations, has to be weaker in the case of a superconducting probe. In the strong tunneling regime, the differential conductance saturates making it more difficult to observe the exponential decay of MFs. The temperature broadening of the profile is strongly suppressed in the case of the superconducting tip resulting, generally, in better resolution.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretical Nano/Quantum Physics (Klinovaja)
UniBasel Contributors:Klinovaja, Jelena and Chevallier, Denis
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:20 Feb 2017 09:38

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