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Condensed Matter Seminar - "Designing and Understanding Novel Quantum Spin Liquid Candidates"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Physics, Condensed Matter
Location
ESB 190
Date
Apr 19, 2024   1:00 pm  
Speaker
Sara Haravifard, Duke University
Contact
Stephen Bullwinkel
E-Mail
bullwink@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-1652
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Condensed Matter Seminar

Frustrated quantum magnets offer a promising arena for exploring exotic states of matter. The talk will focus on the newly designed quantum magnets which are predicted to host Quantum Spin Liquid (QSL) state. QSL is a novel state of matter in which spins do not order even at low temperatures, exhibiting exotic properties like fractionalized excitations and topological order. This presentation will showcase the latest findings from thermodynamic analyses and neutron scattering experiments conducted on meticulously crafted single-crystal samples of recently discovered rare-earth-based triangular lattice compounds. Through these results, we discuss the possibility of realization of Dirac QSL state in these compounds and provide a comparison to the theoretical predictions.

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