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Investigations on α-RuCl3, A Material Proximate to the Kitaev Quantum Spin Liquid

Speaker

Jinsheng Wen, Nanjing University

Time

2017.09.19 10:30-11:30

Venue

Room 616, Physics Building

Abstract

Kitaev quantum spin liquid (KQSL) is a novel state of matter in which the ground state is governed by the celebrated Kitaev interaction. So far, experimental realizations of the interaction have not been established directly. In this talk, I will describe our systematic investigations on high-quality single crystals of α-RuCl3, which has been suggested to be in proximity to the KQSL. We will show results of neutron scattering, susceptibility, heat capacity, NMR in magnetic fields, doping/pressure effects, and thermal conductivity.