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Spin liquids in rare earth pyrochlores : quantum spin ice and beyond

  • 2019-02-21
  • Dr. Subhro Bhattacharjee, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru

Rare earth pyrochlores present many possible candidates for hosting Quantum spin liquids (QSL). In this talk, starting with the most well known QSL proposed for these materials-- the Quantum Spin Ice, I will discuss the effect of an external electric field to probe the QSL and drive transition. I will end with a discussion of possible alternatives candidate QSLs beyond Quantum Spin Ice and in particular discuss the properties of a fermionic QSL and its competition with magnetic phases in context of rare earth pyrochlores.