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Topological phases with parafermions: theory and blueprints

Abstract:

We concisely review the recent evolution in the study of parafermions—exotic emergent excitations that generalize Majorana fermions and similarly underpin a host of novel phenomena. First we generalize the intimate connection between the -symmetric Ising quantum spin chain and Majorana fermions to -symmetric chains and parafermions. In particular, we highlight how parafermion chains host a topological phase featuring protected edge zero modes. We then tour several blueprints for the laborator...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Publisher:
Annual Reviews Publisher's website
Journal:
Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
119-139
Publication date:
2016
DOI:
EISSN:
1947-5462
ISSN:
1947-5454
URN:
uuid:0e5ee3c8-cc9f-49a9-9d5f-b9a45bdb10c6
Source identifiers:
619971
Local pid:
pubs:619971

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