Electronic in-plane symmetry breaking at field-tuned quantum criticality in CeRhIn5

@article{Ronning2017ElectronicIS,
  title={Electronic in-plane symmetry breaking at field-tuned quantum criticality in CeRhIn5},
  author={F. Ronning and T. Helm and K. Shirer and M. D. Bachmann and L. Balicas and M. Chan and B. Ramshaw and R. McDonald and F. Balakirev and M. Jaime and E. Bauer and P. Moll},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={548},
  pages={313-317}
}
  • F. Ronning, T. Helm, +9 authors P. Moll
  • Published 2017
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Electronic nematic materials are characterized by a lowered symmetry of the electronic system compared to the underlying lattice, in analogy to the directional alignment without translational order in nematic liquid crystals. Such nematic phases appear in the copper- and iron-based high-temperature superconductors, and their role in establishing superconductivity remains an open question. Nematicity may take an active part, cooperating or competing with superconductivity, or may appear… CONTINUE READING
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