We show that interlayer current induces topological superconductivity in twisted bilayers of nodal superconductors. A bulk gap opens and achieves its maximum near a "magic"twist angle θMA. Chiral edge modes lead to a quantized thermal Hall effect at low temperatures. Furthermore, we show that an in-plane magnetic field creates a periodic lattice of topological domains with edge modes forming low-energy bands. We predict their signatures in scanning tunneling microscopy. Estimates for candidate materials indicate that twist angles θ∼θMA are optimal for observing the predicted effects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)