Hybrid structures combining superconductors with metal or semiconductor offer a playground for interesting physical phenomena. Now, the emergence of topological materials generates more possibilities. For example, a superconductor/topological insulator structure can give rise to Majorana fermions, which may be used for topological quantum computers.
In this project, we will explore the physical properties of hybrid structure involving these novel topological materials and superconductors. We will use analytical modelling, transport theoretical methods, and also numerical computations to do the study.