Quantum Cafe with Martin Mourigal

Date & Time

Title:  Frustrated Quantum Magnetics and the Quest for Spin-Liquids
Abstract: Mott insulators are prototypical quantum materials. They often host magnetic phases and excitations of great fundamental interest. In spin-liquids, correlated yet fluctuating states of magnetic matter, exotic behavior can be stabilized by materials ingredients such as dimensionality, geometrical frustration, spin-orbit coupling, disorder or their combination. In this talk, I will describe how neutron scattering quantitatively probes magnetic correlations and dynamics in crystalline matter. I will present recent examples of triangular, kagome, and pyrochlore materials with unusual low-temperature properties and discuss how the combination of computer modeling and scattering can elucidate their microscopic collective behavior.

Quantum Café is CCQ’s ongoing seminar series: open to all bona fide members of the greater NYC scientific community and held every second week, Quantum Café presents a series of informal, highly interactive talks, typically by external speakers, which present the most interesting recent developments and open questions in our field.

Upcoming Dates:

January 24, 2018
Speaker: Victor Batista,Yale University

February 14, 2018
Speaker: Charles Kane, University of Pennsylvania

February 21, 2018
Speaker: TBD

March 14, 2018
Speaker: TBD

March 28, 2018
Speaker: TBD

April 11, 2018
Speaker: TBD

April 25, 2018
Speaker: TBD

May 1, 2018
Speaker: Bob Cava, Princeton University

May 6, 2018
Speaker: David Hsieh, California Institute of Technology

May 23, 2018
Speaker: Ulrich Schollwock, LMU Munchen

June 6:
Speaker: Jed Pixley, Rutgers University


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