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Evidence for the Majorana fermion in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator–superconductor

 

Majorana fermion: A particle that its own anti-particle has been recently evidenced by researchers led by Prof. Kang L. Wang, at University of California, Los Angeles. This discovery is believed to conclude the longstanding quest about the existence of Majorna fermions which could be a major breakthrough in the field of quantum computing. Prof. Kang L. Wang is the former Editor of IEEE-Transactions on Nanotechnology. Please join me in congratulating Prof. Kang L. Wang and his team on this occasion for an excellent discovery.

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Reference:

Qing Lin He, Lei Pan, Alexander L. Stern, Edward C. Burks, Xiaoyu Che, Gen Yin, Jing Wang, Biao Lian, Quan Zhou, Eun Sang Choi, Koichi Murata, Xufeng Kou, Zhijie Chen, Tianxiao Nie, Qiming Shao, Yabin Fan, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Kai Liu, Jing Xia, Kang L. Wang. Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator–superconductor structureScience, 2017; 357 (6348): 294 DOI: 10.1126/science.aag2792

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