Magnetic orders proximal to the Kitaev limit in frustrated triangular systems: Application to Ba 3 IrTi 2 O 9

  title={Magnetic orders proximal to the Kitaev limit in frustrated triangular systems: Application to Ba 3 IrTi 2 O 9},
  author={Andrei Catuneanu and Jeffrey G. Rau and Heung-Sik Kim and Hae Young Kee},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Frustrated transition-metal compounds in which spin-orbit coupling (SOC) and electron correlation work together have attracted much attention recently. In the case of $5d$ transition metals, where SOC is large, ${j}_{\text{eff}}=1/2$ bands near the Fermi level are thought to encompass the essential physics of the material, potentially leading to a concrete realization of exotic magnetic phases such as the Kitaev spin liquid. Here, we derive a spin model on a triangular lattice based on ${j}_… 

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