IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday January 11, 2019 12:00 PM

Physics archaeology: unearthing a 45 year old quantum spin liquid

Speaker: Patrick Lee, MIT
Location: East Bridge 114

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

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