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A Field Guide to Spin Liquids

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Title: A Field Guide to Spin Liquids
Authors: Knolle, J
Moessner, R
Item Type: Working Paper
Abstract: Spin liquids are collective phases of quantum matter which have eluded discovery in correlated magnetic materials for over half a century. Theoretical models of these enigmatic topological phases are no longer in short supply. In experiment there also exist plenty of promising candidate materials for their realisation. One of the central challenges for the clear diagnosis of a spin liquid has been to connect the two. From that perspective, this review discusses characteristic features in experiment, resulting from the unusual properties of spin liquids. This takes us to thermodynamic, spectroscopic, transport, and other experiments on a search for traces of emergent gauge fields, spinons, Majorana Fermions and other fractionalised particles.
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/62935
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s).
Keywords: cond-mat.str-el
Notes: 17 pages, 3 figures; to appear in Annual Reviews of Condensed Matter Physics
Appears in Collections:Condensed Matter Theory
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