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The Anthony J Leggett Institute for Condensed Matter Physics Seminar: Spinorial hybridization and Majorana physics in two-channel Kondo lattices

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Physics Department
Location
ESB 190
Date
Apr 15, 2024   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Rebecca Flint, Iowa State University
Contact
Ljubica Milutinovic
E-Mail
ljubicam@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-6393
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Originating Calendar
Physics - The Anthony J Leggett Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

The two-channel Kondo lattice hosts a rich array of phases, perhaps none more interesting than hastatic order, a channel-symmetry breaking heavy Fermi liquid that has a spinorial order parameter.  I will discuss our recent insights into the nature of this unusual phase, including its prevalence in one dimension; the experimental and computational consequences of the spinorial order; how it can be realized in intermetallic materials based on non-Kramers ions like Pr, U and Tm; and how topological defects in the hastatic Kondo insulator can be engineered to host mobile Majorana zero modes or other non-Abelian anyons. 

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