Stephan Kessler

In certain condensed matter systems, Majorana zero modes may exist whose exotic properties could make an important contribution to topological quantum computing. I’m interested in Majorana zero modes in ferromagnet-superconductor heterostructures and how they can be used as qubits.

In my Bachelor Thesis I studied the properties of the Kitaev chain realized by a ferromagnet-superconductor heterostructure using the local density of states. We analyzed for which parameters Majorana zero modes can occur and studied the effect of the temperature on their occupation in relation to higher energy modes.

During the course of my Master Studies I would like focus more on how these Majorana zero modes can be used for topological quantum computing.