Topological phase transition in superconductors with mirror symmetry

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We provide analytical and numerical evidence that the attractive two-dimensional Kitaev model on a lattice with mirror symmetry demonstrates an unusual 'intrinsic' phase at half filling. This phase emerges in the phase diagram at the boundary separating two topological superconductors with opposite Chern numbers and exists due to the condensation of non-zero momentum Cooper pairs. Unlike Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov superconductivity, the Cooper pairs momenta are lying along two lines in the Brillouin zone meaning simultaneous condensation of a continuum of Cooper pairs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035603
JournalJournal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2019

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