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Observation of half-quantum flux in the unconventional superconductor β-Bi2Pd

Post Date:2019-10-17

The group at Johns Hopkins University [Yufan Li, Xiaoyin Xu, and Prof. C.L. Chien] together with the group at National Taiwan University [Ming Hao Lee and Research Fellow Ming Wen Chu] reported the experimental observation of half-quantum flux in β-Bi2Pd sub-micron ring structure, a likely topological superconductor, published in the latest issue of Science.

Their work shows experimentally that the superconducting material β-Bi2Pd is a rare but important spin-triplet superconductor, and opens door for observing the Majorana fermion, an exotic quasiparticle crucial for future quantum computers, in such a material.

Related link:
1) https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6462/238
2) Johns Hopkins Researchers Discover Supeconducting Material That Could Someday Power Quantum Computer

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WebSite: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6462/238

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