Disorder in spin liquids


Moessner, R. (2016). Disorder in spin liquids. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/16050034


Moessner, Roderich. Disorder in spin liquids. Perimeter Institute, May. 12, 2016, https://pirsa.org/16050034


          @misc{ pirsa_16050034,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/16050034},
            author = {Moessner, Roderich},
            keywords = {Condensed Matter},
            language = {en},
            title = {Disorder in spin liquids},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2016},
            month = {may},
            note = {PIRSA:16050034 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


Beyond their deceptively featureless ground states, spin liquids are particularly remarkable in the exotic nature of their (fractionalised and gauge charged) excitations. Quenched disorder can be instrumental in nucleating or localising defects with unusual properties, revealing otherwise hidden features of these topological many-body states. This talk discusses how to turn the nuisance of disorder into a powerful probe and origin of new collective behaviour.