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Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy

, Volume 55, Issue 12, pp 2226–2236 | Cite as

Quantum transport in topological insulator hybrid structures—A combination of topological insulator and superconductor

  • YongXi Ou
  • Meenakshi Singh
  • Jian WangEmail author
Review Special Topic: Topological Insulators and Dirac Fermion

Abstract

In this paper, a brief review of the history of topological insulators is given. After that, electronic transport experiments in topological insulator-superconductor hybrid structures, including experimental methods, physical properties and seemingly contradictory observations are discussed. Additionally, some new topological insulator hybrid structures are proposed.

Keywords

topological insulator transport property superconductor hybrid structure surface state 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Center for Quantum Materials, School of PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.The Center for Nanoscale Science and Department of PhysicsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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