Majorana fermions bound at vortices and surface of superfluid 3He

T. Mizushima, T. Kawakami, Y. Tsutsumi, M. Ichioka, K. Machida

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We investigate the Majorana fermions bound at vortices and specular surface of superfluid 3He A- and B-phases. It is demonstrated that the statistics of the integer vortex which is competitive to the half-quantum vortex is sensitive to the orientation of the magnetic field. We also discuss the surface Andreev bound state in the B-phase, which is expected to behave as Majorana fermions at the zero field limit. Based on the quasiclassical and Bogoliubov-de Gennes theories, we clarify that in the presence of the magnetic field parallel to the surface, the stable configuration of the -vector, which reflects the spin-orbit symmetry breaking, traces the point at which the surface state has the maximum gap.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012051
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, LT 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 10 2011Aug 17 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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