I'm a masters student currently trying to learn about Majorana zero modes in condensed matter physics. But so far the references I have checked have been not really useful for learning. I even read Kitaev's paper

Unpaired Majorana fermions in quantum wires. https://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0010440

But I'm having a slightly hard time going through this. Does does anyone know more didactic references? Up to now these two below have been nice

Topological superconducting phases in one dimension. Felix von Oppen, Yang Peng, Falko Pientka

Majorana Qubits. Fabian Hassler https://arxiv.org/abs/1404.0897


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    $\begingroup$ I like Alicea's review. $\endgroup$ – Anyon Dec 13 '18 at 16:50
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    $\begingroup$ There was also a good edX course at TU Delft about topology, Majoranas and all that jazz a couple of years back. Their material might be available online somewhere. $\endgroup$ – Anyon Dec 13 '18 at 16:57
  • $\begingroup$ @Anyon thank you very much. The materials are indeed online, here's the link just in case someone is curious topocondmat.org $\endgroup$ – UriAceves Dec 14 '18 at 8:04

I stumbled across this Master's thesis by Henrik Roising 'Topological Superconductivity and Majorana Fermions' and found it immensely useful and well written: https://www.duo.uio.no/handle/10852/51429

I also really liked this PhD thesis by Stefan Rex 'Electric and magnetic signatures of boundary states in topological insulators and superconductors': https://brage.bibsys.no/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2460720/PhD_Stefan%20Rex.pdf?sequence=1

I referred to the above two a lot when learning about Kitaev's chain/ Majorana modes.

Some other good ones comes from Eddy Ardonne's students: http://staff.fysik.su.se/~ardonne/events.html I liked Christian Spånslätt and Nikolaos Palaiodimopoulos Licentiate and Master's thesis respectively (because those are the only two I read).

I don't know any of these people I just google a lot.


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