Observation of Conductance Quantization in InSb Nanowire Networks

Research paper by Elham M. T. Fadaly, Hao Zhang, Sonia Conesa-Boj, Diana Car, Önder Gül, Sébastien R. Plissard, Roy L. M. Op het Veld, Sebastian Kölling, Leo P. Kouwenhoven, Erik P. A. M. Bakkers

Indexed on: 15 Mar '17Published on: 15 Mar '17Published in: arXiv - Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect


Majorana Zero Modes (MZMs) are prime candidates for robust topological quantum bits, holding a great promise for quantum computing. Semiconducting nanowires with strong spin orbit coupling offers a promising platform to harness one-dimensional electron transport for Majorana physics. Demonstrating the topological nature of MZMs relies on braiding, accomplished by moving MZMs around each other in a certain sequence. Most of the proposed Majorana braiding circuits require nanowire networks with minimal disorder. Here, the electronic transport across a junction between two merged InSb nanowires is studied to investigate how disordered these nanowire networks are. Conductance quantization plateaus are observed in all contact pairs of the epitaxial InSb nanowire networks; the hallmark of ballistic transport behavior.