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Quantum spin liquid emerging from correlated relativistic fermions in two dimensions

Prof. Dr. Alejandro Muramatsu (Universität Stuttgart)

Datum:  11.06.2012 um 17:15 Uhr

Ort: Hörsaal H 030 - Schellingstr. 4

Free fermions on a two dimensional honeycomb lattice, as in graphene, have at low energies a dispersion relation like massless relativistic fermions. Here we show, that correlations lead to a gapped spin liquid emerging between the state described by massless Dirac fermions and an antiferromagnetically ordered Mott insulator. This quantum-disordered state is found to be a short-range resonating valence-bond liquid, akin to the one proposed for high-temperature superconductors.