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PGI Kolloquium: Prof. Dr. Philipp Gegenwart, University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany

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23.10.2020 11:00 Uhr

New Quantum States Driven by Magnetic Frustration

BildCopyright: Prof. Dr. Gegenwart

Frustration appears in many contexts – in magnets, its connotations are truly positive since it hinders conventional order and triggers new phenomena, giving researchers the opportunity to devise novel quantum states and even design them experimentally.

Among the most sought after frustrated magnetic states are quantum spin liquids. They host fractionalized excitations and non-trivial entanglement, promising great applications for quantum communication and computation. In the talk, I will discuss recent experiments on quantum spin liquid candidate materials and the observation of a kagome spin ice state in a rare-earth based metal.


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