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Duke Physics Colloquium: States of Space - Searching for a Quantum Spin Liquid

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Art Ramirez (UCSC)
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Duke Physics Colloquium

"States of Space - Searching for a Quantum Spin Liquid" - Two-dimensional quantum spin liquids have been pursued since the 1980s. They are now thought to be potential hosts for non-Abelian excitations that could form the basis for topological quantum computation. The materials requirements for such systems rely heavily on discovering materials with favorable spatial attributes for quantum entanglement. We will review the canonical approaches for creating quantum spin liquids and present a new approach in copper "elpasolite". Faculty host: Harold Baranger Refreshments will be available in room 130 before the event.

Contact: Cristin Paul