Majorana edge modes of superfluid 3He A- and B-phases

Y. Tsutsumi, T. Mizushima, M. Ichioka, K. Machida

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Abstract

Motivated by a recent experiment on the superfluid 3He confined in a thin slab, we discuss the Majorana edge modes under the experimental situation. We solve the quasi-classical Eilenberger equation, which is quantitatively reliable, to evaluate several observables, such as local density of states, mass current for the A-phase, and spin current for the B-phase. On the basis of the quantitative calculation, we propose several experiments to check the existence of the Majorana modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-203
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume162
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011

Keywords

  • Majorana modes
  • Quasi-classical theory
  • Superfluid He

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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