Majorana zero modes in dislocations of Sr2 RuO4

Taylor L. Hughes, Hong Yao, Xiao Liang Qi

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We study the topologically protected Majorana zero modes induced by lattice dislocations in chiral topological superconductors. Dislocations provide a new way to realize Majorana modes at zero magnetic field. In particular, we study several different types of dislocations in the candidate material Sr2RuO4. We also discuss the properties of linked dislocation lines and linked dislocation and flux lines. Various experimental consequences are predicted which provide an approach to determine the nature of the superconducting phase of Sr2RuO4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number235123
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 12 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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