Non-equilibrium charge dynamics in Majorana-Josephson devices
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We investigate the impact of introducing Majorana bound states, formed by a proximitized semiconducting nanowire in the topological regime, into a current biased capacitive Josephson junction, thereby adding delocalized states below the superconducting gap. We find that this qualitatively changes the charge dynamics of the system, diminishing the role of Bloch oscillations and causing single-particle tunnelling effects to dominate. We fully characterize the resulting charge dynamics and the associated voltage and current signals. Our work reveals a rich landscape of behaviours in both the static and time-varying driving modes. This can be directly attributed to the presence of Majorana bound states, which serve as a pathway for charge transport and enable non-equilibrium excitations of the Majorana-Josephson device.
Van Beek , I , Levy Yeyati , A & Braunecker , B 2018 , ' Non-equilibrium charge dynamics in Majorana-Josephson devices ' , Physical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics , vol. 98 , no. 22 , 224502 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.98.224502
Physical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics
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DescriptionFunding: Studentship funding from UK EPSRC under Grant No. EP/I007002/1 (I.J.vB).
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