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Spin–orbit physics

Kitaev matter

Nature Physics volume 11, pages 444445 (2015) | Download Citation

Spin–orbit entangled local moments in the iridate material Na2IrO3 are subject to strong exchange frustration, driving the system towards a spin-liquid phase with emergent fractional excitations.

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  1. Philipp Gegenwart is at the Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg, 86159 Augsburg, Germany

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  2. Simon Trebst is at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, 50937 Cologne, Germany

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