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Selected Publications

Topological Superconductivity and High Chern Numbers in 2D Ferromagnetic Shiba Lattices

J. Röntynen, T. Ojanen

Inspired by the recent experimental observation of topological superconductivity in ferromagnetic chains, we consider a dilute 2D lattice of magnetic atoms deposited on top of a superconducting surface with a Rashba spin-orbit coupling. We show that the studied system supports a generalization of px+ipy superconductivity and that its topological phase diagram contains Chern numbers higher than ξ/a(?1), where ξ is the superconducting coherence length and a is the distance between the magnetic atoms. The signatures of nontrivial topology can be observed by STM spectroscopy in finite-size islands.

Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 236803, (2015)

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.236803