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Conjuring Majorana with synthetic magnetism

Majorana zero modes — useful for quantum computing — are revealed in carbon nanotubes by utilizing a synthetic spin–orbit interaction.

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Fig. 1: Application of an oscillatory magnetic field to a superconducting nanotube.

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Yazdani, A. Conjuring Majorana with synthetic magnetism. Nat. Mater. 18, 1036–1037 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-019-0477-2

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