Are Multiphase Competition and Order by Disorder the Keys to Understanding Yb(2)Ti(2)O(7)?

  title={Are Multiphase Competition and Order by Disorder the Keys to Understanding Yb(2)Ti(2)O(7)?},
  author={Ludovic D. C. Jaubert and Owen Benton and Jeffrey G. Rau and Jaan Oitmaa and R. R. P. Singh and Nic Shannon and Michel J. P. Gingras},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={115 26},
If magnetic frustration is most commonly known for undermining long-range order, as famously illustrated by spin liquids, the ability of matter to develop new collective mechanisms in order to fight frustration is perhaps no less fascinating, providing an avenue for the exploration and discovery of unconventional behaviors. Here, we study a realistic minimal model where a number of such mechanisms converge, which, incidentally, pertain to the perplexing quantum spin ice candidate Yb(2)Ti(2)O(7… 

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