A spin-liquid with pinch-line singularities on the pyrochlore lattice

  title={A spin-liquid with pinch-line singularities on the pyrochlore lattice},
  author={Owen Benton and Ludovic D. C. Jaubert and Han Yan and Nic Shannon},
  journal={Nature Communications},
The mathematics of gauge theories lies behind many of the most profound advances in physics in the past 200 years, from Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism to Einstein's theory of general relativity. More recently it has become clear that gauge theories also emerge in condensed matter, a prime example being the spin-ice materials which host an emergent electromagnetic gauge field. In spin-ice, the underlying gauge structure is revealed by the presence of pinch-point singularities in neutron… 
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