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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Review on Electronic Nematicity and Beyond
Speaker(s): Hae-Young Kee
Abstract: In correlated electron systems, electrons can organize themselves in states that are analogous to classical liquid crystal phases. The search for such phases in solid state systems, in particular for the quantum version of an anisotropic liquid crystal state, dubbed electronic nematic phase, has been of great interest. For example, anisotropic metal bounded by two consecutive meta-magnetic transitions was reported in bilayer Ruthenates, and anisotropic neutron scattering patterns were observed in high temperature Cuprates In this talk, I will review theoretical development of the nematic phase and present relevant experimental issues. The interplay with other competing orders and avoided quantum criticality will be also discussed.
Date: 22/04/2010 - 11:30 am
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