Nest Seminar Liliana Arrachea

Foto: Prof. Liliana Arrachea [courtesy Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina]


Pisa - 03.11.2017 - Nest Seminar Liliana Arrachea
NEST Seminar
Friday 3 November 2017 - 11:00
Venue: NEST seminar room

Speaker: Liliana Arrachea
Affiliation: Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Title: “Fractional spin and Josephson effect in time-reversal-invariant topological superconductors”

Time reversal invariant topological superconducting (TRITOPS) wires are known to host a fractional spin hbar/4 at their ends. We investigate how this fractional spin affects the Josephson current in a TRITOPS-quantum dot-TRITOPS Josephson junction, describing the wire in a model which can be tuned between a topological and a nontopological phase. We compute the equilibrium Josephson current of the full model by continuous-time Monte Carlo simulations and interpret the results within an effective low-energy theory. We show that in the topological phase, the 0-to-pi transition is quenched via formation of a spin singlet from the quantum dot spin and the fractional spins associated with the two adjacent topological superconductors.




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