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Magnetic skyrmions stabilize Majorana bound states

A novel heterostructure that combines a planar Josephson junction (JJ) with a magnetic skyrmion crystal (SkX) is predicted to create Majorana bound states (MBSs) without having strong spin-orbit coupling and phase biasing.

The new quantum heterostructure provides design flexibility for the creation and braiding of MBSs for quantum computing.

DOI: 10.1038/s42005-021-00666-5