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Majorana modes materialize

Nature volume 486, pages 195197 (14 June 2012) | Download Citation

Elusive theoretical fantasies known as Majorana modes have been observed in a hybrid semiconductor–superconductor system. These emergent exotica open up promising prospects for quantum computation.

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  1. Frank Wilczek is at the Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA.

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