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Physics archaeology: unearthing a 45 year old quantum spin liquid

Friday, January 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: East Bridge 114
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.

Series: IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series
For more information, please phone 626-395-4013 or email marciab@caltech.edu

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