Proximate Kitaev quantum spin liquid behaviour in a honeycomb magnet.

@article{Banerjee2016ProximateKQ,
  title={Proximate Kitaev quantum spin liquid behaviour in a honeycomb magnet.},
  author={Arnab Banerjee and Craig A. Bridges and J.-Q. Yan and Adam A Aczel and Lei Li and Matthew B. Stone and Garrett E. Granroth and Mark D. Lumsden and Yuen Yiu and Johannes Knolle and Subhro Bhattacharjee and Dmitry L Kovrizhin and Roderich Moessner and David Alan Tennant and David G. Mandrus and Stephen E. Nagler},
  journal={Nature materials},
  year={2016},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          733-40
        }
}
Quantum spin liquids (QSLs) are topological states of matter exhibiting remarkable properties such as the capacity to protect quantum information from decoherence. Whereas their featureless ground states have precluded their straightforward experimental identification, excited states are more revealing and particularly interesting owing to the emergence of fundamentally new excitations such as Majorana fermions. Ideal probes of these excitations are inelastic neutron scattering experiments… Expand
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