I am reading this parer Majorana Corner Modes in a High-Temperature Platform,The Bogoliubov–de Gennes Hamiltonian is :


$\Psi_k=(c_{a,k\uparrow},c_{b,k\uparrow},c_{a,k\downarrow},c_{b,k\downarrow},c_{a,-k\uparrow}^\dagger,c_{b,-k\uparrow}^\dagger,c_{a,-k\downarrow}^\dagger,c_{b,-k\downarrow}^\dagger)$ and Hamiltonian is $H(\vec{k})=M(\vec{k})\sigma_z\tau_z+A_xsin(k_x)\sigma_xs_z+A_ysin(k_y)\sigma_y\tau_z+\Delta(\vec{k})s_y\tau_y-\mu\tau_z$.

All of the $\sigma,\tau,s$ are Pauli Matrix,$s$ is in spin space,$\tau$ is about particle-hole symmetry and $\sigma$ represent the orbital.

  1. Question1:

I want to solve this model through BdG;I have known use Fourier Transformation make this Hamiltonian in real space.But I cannot confirm the correct process about this,I want to get the BdG form for this Hamiltonian,both k-space and real space are made me happy.

I download the Supplemental Material for this paper which have the Hamiltonian in real space,however I wish I can realize the detail about how to do this.

  1. Quextion2:

In article has two imageim I am a tiro in this,would someone willing to tell me how to plot these image?

Thanks for everyone who answer this question.


1 Answer 1


There are no many-body annihilation and creation operators in your matrix hamiltonian, so there is no way to tell if you are dealing with a superconductor or a simple band-theory model. Consequently there is no BdG version.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for you reply,would you mind see that paper,I didn't write a lot about that,you could understand my problem. $\endgroup$
    – Yu-Xuan Li
    Commented Mar 20, 2019 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ Although you added the annihilation and creations it's still not possible to to work out what you want because you have not specified how the $\sigma$ $\tau$ and $s$ matrices act on the entries in your eight-component field. I can guess what the $\sigma$ and $\tau$'s do, but the $s_{z,y}$'s are a mystery. $\endgroup$
    – mike stone
    Commented Mar 20, 2019 at 13:02
  • $\begingroup$ In the paper,I see that $s_i,\sigma_i,\tau_i$ are Pauli matrices in the spin $(\uparrow,\downarrow)$,orbital (a,b),and particle-hole space,respectively. $\endgroup$
    – Yu-Xuan Li
    Commented Mar 20, 2019 at 13:13

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