September 1 at 16:00 - 17:15, 2021 (JST)
Dr. Levente Rózsa (Condensed Matter Physics, University of Konstanz, Germany) Edit
via Zoom

Combining magnetism with superconductivity leads to the emergence of localized states, including Majorana bound states predicted to be relevant for topological quantum computation. In this talk, I discuss how these bound states are influenced by the details of the electronic structure. It will be shown how the shape of the Fermi surface leads to a long-ranged anisotropic extension of Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states in the vicinity of magnetic impurities [1]. The same type of Fermi surface will be demonstrated to give rise to topologically trivial Caroli-de Gennes-Matricon bound states in vortex cores [2], with similar spatial profiles to those of topological Majorana bound states. The role of spin-orbit coupling will be discussed in the hybridization of Yu-Shiba-Rusinov bound states of dimers with ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic spin alignments [3]. The general theoretical concepts will be illustrated by experimental realizations in specific materials.

*Detailed information about the seminar refer to the email.


  1. H. Kim, L. Rózsa, D. Schreyer, E. Simon, and R. Wiesendanger, Nat. Commun. 11, 4573 (2020).
  2. H. Kim, Y. Nagai, L. Rózsa, D. Schreyer, and R. Wiesendanger, arXiv:2105.01354.
  3. P. Beck, L. Schneider, L. Rózsa, K. Palotás, A. Lászlóffy, L. Szunyogh, J. Wiebe, R. Wiesendanger, Nat. Commun. 12, 2040 (2021).

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