Detection of 5/2 phases
Dr. Ankur Das
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: Detection of 5/2 phases
Abstract: The phases of the \nu=5/2 state have been shown to be very elusive but one of the most interesting ones as it is proposed to contain Majorana modes with non-abelian statistics. There is more than one candidate for the non-abelian state and among that three are the most promising ones namely pfaffian, anti-pfaffian, and particle-hole symmetric pfaffian. Quite a few experiments later the issue has not been settled. Previous efforts proposed methods to distinguish the candidates including the proposals where the order can be determined by measuring both thermal conductances and shot noise on the same device [Park et al. PRL 125, 157702 (2020)] or by only measuring the unequilibrated electrical conductance [Yutushui et al. PRL 128, 016401 (2022)]. To avoid some of the experimental challenges and limitations of the proposals including the above-mentioned ones we propose a new device made out of interfaces of the \nu=5/2 state and Abelian states. We propose to measure electrical shot noise to resolve among these states.