Erratum: Weyl superconductors [Phys. Rev. B 86, 054504 (2012)]

Erratum: Weyl superconductors [Phys. Rev. B 86, 054504 (2012)] PHYSICAL REVIEW B 96, 019901(E) (2017) Tobias Meng and Leon Balents (Received 13 April 2017; revised manuscript received 14 June 2017; published 17 July 2017) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.019901 The main conclusion of our paper is that proximity-induced BCS s-wave superconductivity does not gap an inversion- symmetric, time-reversal symmetry breaking Weyl semimetal, but that it can split each Weyl node into a pair of Bogoliubov-Weyl nodes. While this general statement is correct, as illustrated by the argument given in Appendix A of the paper, the diagonalization of the Hamiltonian detailed in Eq. (1) of the main text is incorrect, and the authors are grateful to V. Kornich for pointing out this mistake. The Hamiltonian in Eq. (1) does not, in fact, give rise to a splitting of the Weyl nodes, which in turn invalidates the applicability of our conclusions to this Hamiltonian. As we show below, a splitting of the Weyl nodes into Bogoliubov-Weyl nodes still occurs for more general Hamiltonians. The discussion in the main text in fact applies to a multilayer structure in which the proximity-induced superconductivity has a relative phase of π between the top and bottom surfaces of the topological insulator layers. In the following, we discuss http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review B American Physical Society (APS)

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 96, 019901(E) (2017) Tobias Meng and Leon Balents (Received 13 April 2017; revised manuscript received 14 June 2017; published 17 July 2017) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.019901 The main conclusion of our paper is that proximity-induced BCS s-wave superconductivity does not gap an inversion- symmetric, time-reversal symmetry breaking Weyl semimetal, but that it can split each Weyl node into a pair of Bogoliubov-Weyl nodes. While this general statement is correct, as illustrated by the argument given in Appendix A of the paper, the diagonalization of the Hamiltonian detailed in Eq. (1) of the main text is incorrect, and the authors are grateful to V. Kornich for pointing out this mistake. The Hamiltonian in Eq. (1) does not, in fact, give rise to a splitting of the Weyl nodes, which in turn invalidates the applicability of our conclusions to this Hamiltonian. As we show below, a splitting of the Weyl nodes into Bogoliubov-Weyl nodes still occurs for more general Hamiltonians. The discussion in the main text in fact applies to a multilayer structure in which the proximity-induced superconductivity has a relative phase of π between the top and bottom surfaces of the topological insulator layers. In the following, we discuss
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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 96, 019901(E) (2017) Tobias Meng and Leon Balents (Received 13 April 2017; revised manuscript received 14 June 2017; published 17 July 2017) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.019901 The main conclusion of our paper is that proximity-induced BCS s-wave superconductivity does not gap an inversion- symmetric, time-reversal symmetry breaking Weyl semimetal, but that it can split each Weyl node into a pair of Bogoliubov-Weyl nodes. While this general statement is correct, as illustrated by the argument given in Appendix A of the paper, the diagonalization of the Hamiltonian detailed in Eq. (1) of the main text is incorrect, and the authors are grateful to V. Kornich for pointing out this mistake. The Hamiltonian in Eq. (1) does not, in fact, give rise to a splitting of the Weyl nodes, which in turn invalidates the applicability of our conclusions to this Hamiltonian. As we show below, a splitting of the Weyl nodes into Bogoliubov-Weyl nodes still occurs for more general Hamiltonians. The discussion in the main text in fact applies to a multilayer structure in which the proximity-induced superconductivity has a relative phase of π between the top and bottom surfaces of the topological insulator layers. In the following, we discuss

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