Majorana fermions as quanta of a superfluid vacuum
J. A. Sauls
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208,
This article on a thermodynamic signature of Majorana fermions confined on the surface of a 3D topological superfluid in the presence of a moving condensate was circulated to a limited audience in Fall 2013. Recent experiments are looking at possible signatures of a gas of Majorana excitations confined in two dimensions on the surface of superfluid 3He-B. It thus seems timely to more broadly distribute this earlier idea for detecting Majorana fermions.
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