, Volume 23, Issue 12, pp 1375–1393 | Cite as

Second Quantization and Majorana Modes

Particles That are Their Own Antiparticles
  • Arnab Barman RayEmail author
General Article


This article reviews the basic concepts of second quantization as used in condensed matter physics. The Kitaev chain was the first system shown to exhibitMajorana zeromodes, which exhibit novel statistics and thus find enormous applications in topological quantum computation. Simple calculations of the band structure and density of states showing the presence of Majorana zero modes are presented.


Second quantization Majorana modes bosons fermions antiparticle quantum computation Kitaev chain topology 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Institute of OpticsRochesterUSA

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