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Gül, Önder (author)
The dissertation reports a series of electron transport experiments on semiconductor nanowires towards realizing the hypothesized topological quantum computation. A topological quantum computer manipulates information that is stored nonlocally in the topology of a physical system. Such an operation possesses advantages over the current quantum...
doctoral thesis 2017
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van Woerkom, D.J. (author)
Due to the collective behavior of electrons, exotic states can appear in condensed matter systems. In this PhD thesis, we investigate semiconducting nanowire Josephson junctions that potentially have Majorana zero modes (MZM) as exotic states. MZM are expected to form a robust quantum bit and quantum operations are done by interchange, otherwise...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Gül, O. (author), Zhang, H. (author), de Vries, F.K. (author), van Veen, J. (author), Zuo, K. (author), Mourik, V. (author), Conesa Boj, S.C. (author), Nowak, M.P. (author), van Woerkom, D.J. (author), Quintero Perez, M. (author), Cassidy, M.C. (author), Geresdi, A. (author), Koelling, Sebastian (author), Car, D. (author), Plissard, S.R. (author), Bakkers, E.P.A.M. (author), Kouwenhoven, Leo P. (author)
Topological superconductivity is a state of matter that can host Majorana modes, the building blocks of a topological quantum computer. Many experimental platforms predicted to show such a topological state rely on proximity-induced superconductivity. However, accessing the topological properties requires an induced hard superconducting gap,...
journal article 2017
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Vuik, A. (author), Eeltink, D. (author), Akhmerov, A.R. (author), Wimmer, M.T. (author)
One of the promising platforms for creating Majorana bound states is a hybrid nanostructure consisting of a semiconducting nanowire covered by a superconductor.Weanalyze the previously disregarded role of electrostatic interaction in these devices. Our main result is that Coulomb interaction causes the chemical potential to respond to an applied...
journal article 2016
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Zuo, K. (author), Mourik, V. (author)
Majorana fermions are exotic elementary particles predicted in 1937 by Ettore Majorana. Although heavily searched for, they have never been found in nature up to date. In the past decades, with the progress in theory, theoretical physicists predicted that Majorana fermions might emerge in certain exotic classes of condensed matter systems, where...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Van Weperen, I. (author)
Recently ideas to engineer Majorana fermions in the solid state have been developed. These Majoranas, quasiparticles that are their own antiparticle, have received much attention, as they are expected to fulfill non-Abelian exchange statistics and could potentially function as fault-tolerant quantum bits. This thesis focuses on a Majorana host...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Alos Palop, M. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Wassink, J. (author)
The last six months have been rather crazy for Professor Leo van Kouwenhoven (Applied Sciences). Ever since he first reported in late February that he had detected something that resembled the Majorana fermion, an elementary particle that was first predicted in 1937, his telephone has not stopped ringing.
journal article 2012
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