CE30 - Physique de la matière condensée et de la matière diluée

Spin-Orbit Coupling inducing new Quantum spin States – SOCQS

Submission summary

The SOCQS project aims at investigating a new class of materials displaying unconventional magnetism, called Kitaev physics. Kitaev materials are predicted to harbour a new exotic state of matter, known as quantum spin liquid, along with fractional excitations appealing for quantum computation applications. In this context, this project proposes to explore this new class of materials through the study of cobalt-based magnetic oxides, which have been recently identified as prime candidates for exhibiting Kitaev physics. The project aims at understanding the underlying mechanisms associated to Kitaev physics and achieving the quantum spin liquid groundstate in these materials through the manipulation of external parameters. To tackle this experimental challenge, the applicant will federate a team of researchers with complementary expertise. The SOCQS project is a first step for the applicant to develop of this novel topic of research within her team, as a new recruit at CNRS.

Project coordination

Manila Songvilay (Institut Néel)

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NEEL Institut Néel

Help of the ANR 231,616 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2021 - 48 Months

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