Title

Proposal for realization of the Majorana equation in a tabletop experiment

Author

BLAS MANUEL RODRIGUEZ LARA

Access level

Open Access

Summary or description

We introduce the term Majoranon to describe particles that obey the Majorana equation, which are different from the Majorana fermions widely studied in various physical systems. A general procedure to simulate the corresponding Majoranon dynamics, based on a decomposition of the Majorana equation into two Dirac equations, is described in detail. It allows the simulation of the two-component chiral spinors, the building blocks of modern gauge theories, in the laboratory with current technology. Specifically, a Majoranon in one spatial dimension can be simulated with a single qubit plus a continuous degree of freedom, for example, a single trapped ion. Interestingly, the dynamics of a Majoranon deviates most clearly from that of a Dirac particle in the rest frame, in which the continuous variable is redundant, making a possible laboratory implementation feasible with existing setups.

Publisher

PHYSICAL REVIEW A

Publish date

April 3, 2013

Publication type

Article

Publication version

Accepted Version

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Audience

Students

Researchers

General public

Citation suggestion

Noh, Changsuk., et al., (2013). Proposal for realization of the Majorana equation in a tabletop experiment, PHYSICAL REVIEW A, Vol. 87(4):1-5

Source repository

Repositorio Institucional del INAOE

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