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

Y. Tsutsumi, T. Mizushima, Masanori 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 2011

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Keywords

  • Majorana modes
  • Quasi-classical theory
  • Superfluid He

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

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Majorana edge modes of superfluid 3He A- and B-phases. / Tsutsumi, Y.; Mizushima, T.; Ichioka, Masanori; Machida, K.

In: Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol. 162, No. 3-4, 02.2011, p. 196-203.

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Tsutsumi, Y. ; Mizushima, T. ; Ichioka, Masanori ; Machida, K. / Majorana edge modes of superfluid 3He A- and B-phases. In: Journal of Low Temperature Physics. 2011 ; Vol. 162, No. 3-4. pp. 196-203.
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