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Quantum magnetism

Thermal Hall conductivity of α-RuCl3

Thermal Hall conductivity originating from topological magnons is observed in the Kitaev candidate α-RuCl3 in broad intervals of temperature and in-plane magnetic field, raising questions on the role of the Majorana mode in heat conduction.

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Fig. 1: Thermal measurements and phase diagram of RuCl3.


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Kee, HY. Thermal Hall conductivity of α-RuCl3. Nat. Mater. 22, 6–7 (2023).

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