Full parity phase diagram of a proximitized nanowire island

J. Shen, G. W. Winkler, F. Borsoi, S. Heedt, V. Levajac, J. Y. Wang, D. van Driel, D. Bouman, L. P. Kouwenhoven, B. van Heck, More Authors

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Abstract

We measure the charge periodicity of Coulomb blockade conductance oscillations of a hybrid InSb-Al island as a function of gate voltage and parallel magnetic field. The periodicity changes from to at a gate-dependent value of the magnetic field, , decreasing from a high to a low limit upon increasing the gate voltage. In the gate voltage region between the two limits, which our numerical simulations indicate to be the most promising for locating Majorana zero modes, we observe correlated oscillations of peak spacings and heights. For positive gate voltages, the transition with low is due to the presence of nontopological states whose energy quickly disperses below the charging energy due to the orbital effect of the magnetic field. Our measurements highlight the importance of a careful exploration of the entire available phase space of a proximitized nanowire as a prerequisite to define future topological qubits.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045422
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume104
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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