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Artificial spin ice

The unhappy wanderer

Nature Physics volume 10, pages 623624 (2014) | Download Citation

Frustration in spin systems can emerge geometrically in the absence of intrinsic energetic degeneracy — a topologically induced state that can be visualized in terms of a lattice walk. Now, evidence confirms that the exotic 'shakti' lattice gives rise to such a topology.

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  1. Robert L. Stamps is in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

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