University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Friday, April 27th 2018
12:20 pm:
Speaker: Kexin Feng, University of Minnesota
Subject: Signatures of unusual edge physics in the specific heat of Kitaev spin liquids

Some new candidate Kitaev spin liquid material has recently been found in the experiment. Qualitative signatures of spin liquids are important to identify them. We try to explore the features of unusual edge physics in the specific heat. We find that, the fluxe excitation has some edge effects in specific heat. We also show that there is zero-temperature degenerate entropy which indicates the existence of gapless edge mode.

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