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Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Journal Club

Date: Sep01, 2009
Title: "Organic quantum spin liquids?"
Speaker: Dr. Kedar Damle.
Reference: (1) News and views: Ramirez, Nature Physics, 4 442 (2008). (2) Experiments: Yamashita etal, Nature Physics,4 459 (2008); 5, 44 (2009). (3) Theoretical work: Grover et al, arXiv: 0907.1710, Motrunich, arXiv: 0412556; arXiv: 0510615.
Abstract: I will report on some unusual organic insulators containing copper, which appear to behave as if the electron charge is localized but the spin moves around and forms a `fermi-surface'.