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Abstract's title: Persistent current and zero-energy Majorana modes in a p-wave disordered superconducting ring
Submitting author: Rosa Giuliano
Affiliation: Università della Calabria
Affiliation Address: Ddipartimento di Fisica - via Pietro Bucci, Cubo 31/C Arcavacata di Rende 87037 (CS)
Country: Italy
Oral presentation/Poster (Author's request): Oral presentation
Other authors and affiliations: Andrea Nava (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, Italy), Gabriele Campagnano (Università di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy), Domenico Giuliano (Università della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy)

 Besides Kitaev’s proposal, the emergence of zero-energy Majorana Modes (MMs) in condensed matter systems has been predicted in a considerable number of systems. In this context we discuss the emergence of MMs in a p-wave 1D finite-length superconducting ring, pierced by a magnetic flux Φ. We evidence that, at a moderate amount of disorder, is possible to have MMs by looking at the discontinuities in the persistent current, I[Φ], induced in the ring by the applied flux Φ at an appropriate value Φ=Φ. By monitoring the discontinuities in I[Φ], we map out the region in parameter space characterized by the emergence of Majorana modes in the disordered ring.