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Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Journal Club

Date: February 4, 2008
Title: Theory of Deconfined Critical Points
Speaker: Arnab Sen
Abstract: In this talk, I will describe the work by Senthil et. al. [Phys.Rev.B, Science] where they argue for the existence for novel quantum critical points seperating two conventional phases. The critical theory cannot be described in terms of the order parameter fields of the phases but involve fractionalized degrees of freedom.