Dynamics Of A Quantum Spin Liquid

April 19, 2018|
Dynamics Of A Quantum Spin Liquid by Johannes Knolle
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This thesis presents an exact theoretical study of dynamical correlation functions in different phases of a two-dimensional quantum spin liquid. By calculating the dynamical spin structure factor and the Raman scattering cross section, this thesis shows that there are salient signatures-qualitative and quantitative-of the Majorana fermions and the gauge fluxes emerging as effective degrees of freedom in the exactly solvable Kitaev honeycomb lattice model. The model is a representative of a class of spin liquids with Majorana fermions coupled to Z2 gauge fields. The qualitative features of the response functions should therefore be characteristic for this broad class of topological states.
Johannes Knolle completed his doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany (with Prof. R. Moessner). He is now a Postdoc at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK.
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Title:Dynamics Of A Quantum Spin Liquid
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:140 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:140 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:April 19, 2018
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319795621

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