Spin–orbit physics

Kitaev matter

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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Figure 1: Spin–orbit coupling in Na2IrO3.

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Gegenwart, P., Trebst, S. Kitaev matter. Nature Phys 11, 444–445 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys3346

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