Take the 2-minute tour ×
Physics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for active researchers, academics and students of physics. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying to understand why vortices in p-wave superconductors are actually non-abelian anyons and how this relates to Majorana modes.

However I am having a hard time finding proper resources (in particular since my background in superconductivity is not too strong)? These lecture notes that I found: http://www.phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/curriculum/documents/2013lecture6_ver2.pdf are great in spirit but they lack some detail.

Can someone provide me with recommendations on what to read and where to start?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

I recommend the original papers,

[1]N. Read and D. Green, Phys. Rev. B 61 (2000), 10267 and

[2]D. A. Ivanov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86 (2001), 268.

If you can understand the Bogoliubov-de Genns equation with the p wave order parameter, calculations are straightforward.

I also recommend the paper which contains the similar calculation,

[3]V. Gurarie and L. Radzihovsky, Ann. Phys. 322 (2007), 2.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.