InAs-Al Hybrid Devices Passing the Topological Gap Protocol

We present measurements and simulations of semiconductor-superconductor heterostructure devices that are consistent with the observation of topological superconductivity and Majorana zero modes.

Enhanced proximity effect in zigzag-shaped Majorana Josephson junctions

High density superconductor-semiconductor-superconductor junctions have a small induced superconducting gap due to the quasiparticle trajectories with a large momentum parallel to the junction having a very long flight time.

Reproducing topological properties with quasi-Majorana states

Andreev bound states in hybrid superconductor-semiconductor devices can have near-zero energy in the topologically trivial regime as long as the confinement potential is sufficiently smooth.

Spin-Orbit Protection of Induced Superconductivity in Majorana Nanowires

Spin-orbit interaction (SOI), a relativistic effect linking the motion of an electron (orbit) with its magnetic moment (spin), is an essential ingredient for various realisations of topological superconductivity, which host Majorana zero-modes, the building blocks of topological quantum computation.

Supercurrent interference in few-mode nanowire Josephson junctions

Junctions created by coupling two superconductors via a semiconductor nanowire in the presence of high magnetic fields are the basis for detection, fusion, and braiding of Majorana bound states.

Robustness of Majorana bound states in the short junction limit

We study the effects of strong coupling between a superconductor and a semiconductor nanowire on the creation of the Majorana bound states, when the quasiparticle dwell time in the normal part of the nanowire is much shorter than the inverse superconducting gap.

Annealing helicase HARP closes RPA-stabilized DNA bubbles non-processively

We investigate the mechanistic nature of the Snf2 family protein HARP, mutations of which are responsible for Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia.

Orbital effect of magnetic field on the Majorana phase diagram

Studies of Majorana bound states in semiconducting nanowires frequently neglect the orbital effect of a magnetic field. Systematically studying its role leads us to several conclusions for designing Majoranas in this system.

Conductance quantization at zero magnetic field in InSb nanowires

Ballistic electron transport is a key requirement for existence of a topological phase transition in proximitized InSb nanowires.