Probing electron-hole components of subgap states in Coulomb blockaded Majorana islands

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Probing electron-hole components of subgap states in Coulomb blockaded Majorana islands. / Hansen, Esben Bork; Danon, Jeroen; Flensberg, Karsten.

In: Physical Review B, Vol. 97, No. 4, 041411(R), 24.01.2018.

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Hansen, EB, Danon, J & Flensberg, K 2018, 'Probing electron-hole components of subgap states in Coulomb blockaded Majorana islands', Physical Review B, vol. 97, no. 4, 041411(R). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.041411

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Hansen, E. B., Danon, J., & Flensberg, K. (2018). Probing electron-hole components of subgap states in Coulomb blockaded Majorana islands. Physical Review B, 97(4), [041411(R)]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.041411

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Hansen EB, Danon J, Flensberg K. Probing electron-hole components of subgap states in Coulomb blockaded Majorana islands. Physical Review B. 2018 Jan 24;97(4). 041411(R). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.041411

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Hansen, Esben Bork ; Danon, Jeroen ; Flensberg, Karsten. / Probing electron-hole components of subgap states in Coulomb blockaded Majorana islands. In: Physical Review B. 2018 ; Vol. 97, No. 4.

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abstract = "Recent tunneling spectroscopy experiments in semiconducting nanowires with proximity-induced superconductivityhave reported robust zero-bias conductance peaks. Such a feature can be compatible with the existence oftopological Majorana bound states (MBSs) and with a trivial Andreev bound state (ABS) near zero energy. Here,we argue that additional information, that can distinguish between the two cases, can be extracted from Coulombblockade experiments of Majorana islands. The key is the ratio of peak heights of consecutive conductance peaksgives information about the electron and hole components of the lowest-energy subgap state. In the MBS case,this ratio goes to one-half for long wires, whereas for short wires with finite MBS overlap it oscillates a functionof Zeeman energy with the same period as the MBS energy splitting. We explain how the additional informationmight help to distinguish a trivial ABS at zero energy from a true MBS and show case examples.",
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