Quantum magnetism of spin-ladder compounds with trapped-ion crystals

  title={Quantum magnetism of spin-ladder compounds with trapped-ion crystals},
  author={Alejandro Bermudez and Javier Moreno Almeida and Konstantin Ott and Henning Kaufmann and Stefan Ulm and U. Poschinger and Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler and Alex Retzker and Martin Bodo Plenio},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
The quest for experimental platforms that allow for the exploration, and even control, of the interplay of low dimensionality and frustration is a fundamental challenge in several fields of quantum many-body physics, such as quantum magnetism. Here, we propose the use of cold crystals of trapped ions to study a variety of frustrated quantum spin ladders. By optimizing the trap geometry, we show how to tailor the low dimensionality of the models by changing the number of legs of the ladders… 
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