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électronique et photonique quantiques
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Seminar, 22th November 2016 (10h salle L363/L365)

Julia Meyer (CEA - Université Grenoble Alpes)
Multi-terminal Josephson junctions as topological matter

We show that *n*-terminal Josephson junctions with conventional
superconductors may provide a straightforward realization of tunable
topological materials in *n*−1 dimensions, the independent superconducting
phases playing the role of quasi-momenta. In particular, we find
zero-energy Weyl points in the Andreev bound state spectrum of 4-terminal
junctions. The topological properties of the junction may be probed
experimentally by measuring the transconductance between two voltage-biased
leads, which we predict to be quantized.