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Topology and superconductivity on the edge

Passing a supercurrent through a topological material can highlight the existence of higher-order boundary states, and may lead to applications in topological superconductivity.

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Fig. 1: Comparison of Josephson junctions.


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We thank H. Wu for support during preparation of Fig. 1. This work was supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Sofia Kovalevskaja Award and the BMBF MINERVA ARCHES Award. G.-H.L. was supported by the Samsung Science and Technology Foundation (project no. SSTF-BA1702-05) and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Korean Government (grant no. 2016R1A5A1008184).

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Wang, Y., Lee, GH. & Ali, M.N. Topology and superconductivity on the edge. Nat. Phys. 17, 542–546 (2021).

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