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

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.

For more information, please contact Marcia Brown by phone at 626-395-4013 or by email at marciab@caltech.edu.