Friday, January 11, 2019
12:00 pm

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Physics archaeology: unearthing a 45 year old quantum spin liquid
Patrick Lee, William & Emma Rogers Professor of Physics, MIT

Abstract: I will introduce the topic of quantum spin liquid as a prime example of emergent behavior in strongly interacting system. Recently a new example, 1T-TaS2 has been discovered. Surprisingly this material has been thoroughly studied for 45 years as a charge density wave material but its spin liquid property has escaped attention. I will also describe some theoretical modeling using numerical methods and proposals to dope this and related materials to look for exotic superconductivity.

Contact Marcia Brown marciab@caltech.edu at 626-395-4013
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