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QUANTUM SIMULATION

Pairing with strings attached

Charge carriers in an engineered bilayer Mott insulator are predicted to form tightly bound, mobile pairs, glued together by string excitations of the antiferromagnetic order — a scenario that can be tested with quantum gas microscopy experiments.

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Fig. 1: Pairing in bilayer Mott insulators.

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Gärttner, M., Garst, M. Pairing with strings attached. Nat. Phys. 18, 621–622 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-022-01592-1

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