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Fermionic response from fractionalization in an insulating two-dimensional magnet

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Conventionally ordered magnets possess bosonic elementary excitations, called magnons. By contrast, no magnetic insulators in more than one dimension are known whose excitations are not bosons but fermions. Theoretically, some quantum spin liquids (QSLs) - new topological phases that can occur when quantum fluctuations preclude an ordered state - are known to exhibit Majorana fermions as quasiparticles arising from fractionalization of spins. Alas, despite much searching, their experimental o...

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10.1038/nphys3809

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atomic & Laser Physics
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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science More from this funder
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Physics Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
10
Pages:
912-915
Publication date:
2016-07-04
Acceptance date:
2016-05-19
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EISSN:
1745-2481
ISSN:
1745-2473
Pubs id:
pubs:645422
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uri:4fbd5c0f-4745-4f20-8575-dddce43da97a
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uuid:4fbd5c0f-4745-4f20-8575-dddce43da97a
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