3 years ago

Symmetry conditions of a nodal superconductor for generating robust flat-band Andreev bound states at its dirty surface.

Shingo Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Asano, Satoshi Ikegaya

We discuss the symmetry property of a nodal superconductor that hosts robust flat-band zero-energy states at its surface under potential disorder. Such robust zero-energy states are known to induce the anomalous proximity effect in a dirty normal metal attached to a superconductor. A recent study has shown that a topological index ${\cal N}_\mathrm{ZES}$ describes the number of zero-energy states at the dirty surface of a $p$-wave superconductor. We generalize the theory to clarify the conditions required for a superconductor that enables ${\cal N}_\mathrm{ZES}\neq 0$. Our results show that ${\cal N}_\mathrm{ZES}\neq 0$ is realized in a topological material that belongs to either the BDI or CII class. We also present two realistic Hamiltonians that result in ${\cal N}_\mathrm{ZES}\neq 0$.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.05571

DOI: arXiv:1801.05571v1

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