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Quantum magnetism

Kitaev physics crystalized

A state of matter known as a quantum spin liquid has been predicted to host Majorana fermions. Recent neutron scattering and specific heat results add to the growing body of evidence suggesting they exist in the quantum magnet α-RuCl3.

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Figure 1: Phase diagram for α-RuCl3.


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Perkins, N. Kitaev physics crystalized. Nature Phys 13, 1041–1042 (2017).

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