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Past Seminar

Title              :

Transport signatures of Fractional Fermions in Nanowires

Speaker         : Arijit Saha, University of Basel
Date                : January 29, 2014
Time               : 12:00 noon
Venue            : CARE seminar room
Abstract        :

In this talk I shall present my recent work on transport through a semiconducting nanowire (NW) in the presence of Rashba spin orbit interaction, uniform magnetic field, and spatially modulated magnetic field. The system is fully gapped, and the interplay between the spin orbit interaction and the magnetic fields leads to fractionally charged fermion (FF) bound states of Jackiw-Rebbi type at each end of the nanowire. So far never investigated in literature, in this research work, we study the transport and noise behavior of a N/NW/N system, where the wire is contacted by two normal leads (N), and we look for possible signatures that could help in the experimental detection of such states. We find that the differential conductance, shot noise and quantized pumped charge exhibit a sub-gap structure which fully reveals the presence of the FF state. Our predictions can be tested in standard two-terminal measurements through InSb/InAs nanowires.



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