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Licenciate Thesis: Edge Modes of Zn Symmetric Chains
  Thesis defense

Monday 22 January 2018
from 13:00 to 16:00
at C5:1007
Speaker : Iman Mahyaeh (Stockholm University, Department of Physics)
Abstract : “In this Licentiate Thesis we will study the topological phases of Z2 and Z3 symmetric chains. We will present the Kitaev chain, a Z2 symmetric model of spinless fermions, and obtain all the eigenstates of the model with an open boundary condition which hosts Majorana zero modes in the topological phase. We will also present zero modes of the Kitaev chain with phase gradient in the pairing term and longer range couplings. This model could host Majorana zero modes as well as a 'one-sided' zero energy fermionic state. We will study the role of interactions on the topological phase by considering a special model for which one can obtain the ground states exactly. Similarly, for the Z3 case, we will present a 3-state clock model as well as a solvable model for which the ground states are obtained exactly. We will briefly address the presence of edge modes in these models as well.”

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