DQMP Seminar by Professor Ronny Thomale

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Date(s) - 19/04/2016
13 h 00 min - 14 h 00 min


Mardi 19 avril 2016 à 13.00
Auditoire Stückelberg
Ecole de physique

Professor Ronny Thomale
Universität Würzburg – D

Topoligical chiral order

The study of topological quantum states of matter is one of the most vibrant fields of contemporary condensed matter physics. The degree of theoretical understanding has rapidly advanced over the past decade, but there is a clear need to focus on the identification of experimental realizations of such phases. The sole domain in which topological chiral order has been unambiguously observed in nature so far are systems exhibiting the quantum Hall effect. In this talk, I will discuss recent progress on identifying alternative scenarios of topological order in chiral superconductors and spin liquids. Specifically, I wish to propose sodium-doped water intercalated cobaltates as promising material candidates where chiral d-wave superconductivity might be found. Furthermore, from a more conceptual theoretical perspective, I will reflect on recent progress on stabilizing chiral spin liquids in microscopic models, as well as on experimental directions that might unfold from these findings in the future.

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