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Title: Quantum spin liquids
Spin liquids are quantum phases of matter with a variety of unusual features arising from their topological character, including “fractionalization”—elementary excitations that behave as fractions of an electron. Although there is not yet universally accepted experimental evidence that establishes that any single material has a spin liquid ground state, in the past few years a number of materials have been shown to exhibit distinctive properties that are expected of a quantum spin liquid. Here, we review theoretical and experimental progress in this area.
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Award ID(s):
2000987
Publication Date:
NSF-PAR ID:
10216207
Journal Name:
Science
Volume:
367
Issue:
6475
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
eaay0668
ISSN:
0036-8075
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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