Anderson localization of a Majorana fermion
Abstract
Isolated Majorana fermion states can be produced at the boundary of a topological superconductor in a quasionedimensional geometry. If such a superconductor is connected to a disordered quantum wire, the Majorana fermion is spread into the wire, subject to Anderson localization. We study this effect in the limit of a thick wire with broken timereversal and spinrotational symmetries. With the use of a supersymmetric nonlinear sigma model, we calculate the average local density of states in the wire as a function of energy and of the distance from the interface with the superconductor. Our results may be qualitatively explained by the repulsion of states from the Majorana level and by Mott hybridization of localized states.
 Publication:

EPL (Europhysics Letters)
 Pub Date:
 May 2014
 DOI:
 10.1209/02955075/106/37006
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1307.0372
 Bibcode:
 2014EL....10637006I
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter  Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics;
 Condensed Matter  Superconductivity
 EPrint:
 7 pages