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The vicinity of quantum phase transitions has proven fertile ground in the search for new quantum phases. We propose a physically motivated and unifying description of phase reconstruction near metallic quantum-critical points using the idea of quantum order by disorder. Certain deformations of the Fermi surface associated with the onset of competing order(More)
Acknowledgments First and foremost I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor Prof. Manuel Drees for the opportunity to work on the subject of Dark Matter. As a collaborator I have learned to appreciate his profound knowledge of the subject and intuition for the essential as well as his manner of researching and special unique point of views.(More)
We demonstrate that the interplay between soft electronic particle-hole fluctuations and magnetic anisotropies can drive ferromagnetic moments to point along a magnetic hard axis. As a proof of concept, we show this behavior explicitly for a generic two-band model with local Coulomb and Hund's interactions and a spin-orbit-induced easy plane anisotropy. The(More)
– Recently it was argued that quantum phase transitions can be radically different from classical phase transitions with as a highlight the 'deconfined critical points' exhibiting fractionalization of quantum numbers due to Berry phase effects. Such transitions are supposed to occur in frustrated ('J1-J2') quantum magnets. We have developed a novel(More)
The magnon dispersion in the charge, orbital, and spin ordered phase in La1/2Sr3/2MnO4 has been studied by means of inelastic neutron scattering. We find excellent agreement with a magnetic interaction model based on the CE-type superstructure. The magnetic excitations are dominated by ferromagnetic exchange parameters revealing a nearly one-dimensional(More)
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